Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

LAKE LINDEN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say emergency dredging has been completed in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. The Department of Natural Resources says 9,000 cubic yards of sand was pumped to a beach north of the harbor. The DNR says more extensive sand removal is needed to protect lake trout and whitefish spawning habitat on Buffalo Reef south of the harbor.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan legislative committee has voted to let people with extra training carry guns inside churches, schools and other places now off limits. The bills were approved Tuesday, two days after a gunman killed 26 people at a Texas church. The full Senate plans to vote as early as Wednesday. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation in 2012 that would have allowed concealed pistol license holders with additional training to carry in gun-free zones.

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s U.S. senators want federal regulators to determine whether the company operating twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes waterway has violated safety requirements. Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters asked the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Tuesday to investigate recent disclosures about damage to protective coating on the pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The company says it will cooperate.

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a dispute over who’s responsible for a $1.1 million award to a former Dearborn court employee. A lawyer for 19th District Court says Judge Mark Somers exceeded his authority when he signed an order making taxpayers responsible for liability in employment matters. Somers was sued by Julie Pucci (POO’-chee). She says she lost her job after she complained that Somers was sending religious messages on stationery and proselytizing from the bench.