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News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press

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ROMEO, Mich. (AP) - A Washington Township man has been sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of his girlfriend's son. Ronald Dimambro Jr. was convicted by a jury in June of first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in the slaying of Damian Sutton. First-degree murder carries a mandatory penalty in Michigan of life in prison without parole.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A fire has gutted an eight-unit apartment building in Grand Rapids. No injuries have been reported following last night's fire. It sent smoke billowing into the air that was visible from far away. Neighbors say that a boy burning leaves may have started the blaze.

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - An advocacy group wants state and federal authorities to investigate allegations that suburban Detroit officials prevented Arab-Americans from obtaining absentee ballots. The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee says Dearborn Heights officials purposely kept voters of Arab descent from voting absentee for the August 5th election.

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors are returning to court to ask a judge to reconsider the sentences for two men who participated in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist in April. Latrez Cummings got six months in jail. James Davis was sentenced to a year in jail. Steve Utash was in a coma for days after being beaten in Detroit in April. He still is recovering.

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