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

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METAMORA, Mich. (AP) - A 46-year-old man has died following an attack by two bull mastiffs as he ran in a Lapeer County village. WDIV reports two dogs mauled Craig Sytsma yesterday evening in Metamora. The Livonia man later died at a hospital. Police say the dogs have been involved in other biting cases.

DETROIT (AP) - A Dearborn Heights man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun. Prosecutors today played a recording of Theodore Wafer's remarks to officers made immediately after they arrived at his home last November. The 55-year-old Wafer is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

IONIA, Mich. (AP) - The former director of a Michigan funeral home is heading to jail after stealing thousands of dollars in funeral funds. Marti Schrauben has been sentenced to up to four years behind bars. Prosecutors say Schrauben submitted fake claims to insurance companies. His business partner at Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Homes in Ionia and Portland, Oregon, discovered money was missing from pre-paid funeral accounts.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A California company that uses a mobile application to link people needing transportation to drivers is expanding to several Michigan cities. Uber says service starts today in Flint, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. Uber already operates in several cities nationwide, including Ann Arbor and the Detroit area.

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