AP Top Michigan Headlines At 12:09 p.m. CDT

Michigan groups eye redistricting ballot drive after ruling
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Buoyed by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, advocates of overhauling how Michigan draws legislative and congressional seats plan to raise public awareness about redistricting in preparation for a potential 2016 ballot initiative....

Environmentalists challenge $2 billion I-94 Detroit overhaul
DETROIT (AP) -- Environmental groups are challenging Michigan's plan to spend $2 billion to widen and overhaul a stretch of Interstate 94 through Detroit beginning in four years....

Court takes case about backyard visit by deputies
CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether deputies acted lawfully when they walked to the rear of a home without a warrant and learned there was marijuana growing inside....

Sales tax flap hits sheriff in northern Michigan
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) -- A sheriff in northern Michigan has paid $42 in sales tax for new tires after officials learned that he was given a tax-exempt sale for the personal purchase....

Man, 26, dies after kayak capsizes in western Michigan lake
DAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- State police say a 26-year-old man drowned while kayaking on a lake in western Michigan....