BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Representative Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a former U.S. Marine. The Flint Democrat stood alongside family members of Amir Hekmati this morning at Dunlop's Downtown. Hekmati was born in Arizona and raised in Michigan. Kildee says in a statement that Hekmati has been "wrongfully held ... for crimes he did not commit."
DETROIT (AP) - Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man in the parking lot of a Detroit splash park. Officer Jennifer Moreno says today that investigators also are looking into whether the August 15th slaying of James Foxhall may be connected to two other shootings in or near Palmer Park. The suspect's name was not released.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State officials have begun a safety review of Michigan's network of oil pipelines. The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force held its first meeting Thursday. Officials say the initial focus is on Enbridge Energy Partners LP's Line 5. It includes two lines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac (MAK'-ih-naw) separating the state's two peninsulas where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge.
DAVISON, Mich. (AP) - Residents near Flint say they aren't letting thieves deter them from operating small, homegrown libraries. The Flint Journal reports today that two book boxes, known as "little free libraries," were closed in Davison until the residents who operate them can replace the dozens of stolen books.
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