Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s director of agriculture and rural development is leading a trade mission to China. This week’s mission is the second led by Jamie Clover Adams in search of new markets for the state’s farm products. Joining her are representatives of a number of Michigan fruit producing companies and organizations. Some will also visit South Korea.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The case of a Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport isn’t on a fast track. A judge agreed Friday to extend important deadlines while federal investigators and defense lawyers collect and review evidence. Amor Ftouhi of Montreal is accused of stabbing a police officer in the neck at Flint’s Bishop International Airport last June. The officer survived. Trial is set for July 30.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The daughter of an 85-year-old man who died from Legionnaires’ disease testified Monday that she would have sought care outside the Flint, Michigan, area if she had known about an outbreak in 2015. Mary Anne Tribble was the first witness at a key hearing for Michigan’s chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Wells, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to an investigator.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law the expansion of a college scholarship program for high school students in high-poverty Michigan communities such as Flint, which continues to recover from a man-made water crisis. The law enacted Monday allows the state to certify up to 15 promise zones, up from 10. In such a zone, qualifying cities and school districts that raise enough in private donations can use half of the annual growth in their state education taxes to help pay for scholarships.