Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say at least two people were injured in a pileup involving a school bus and several other vehicles along an icy interstate off-ramp in western Michigan. The crash happened Monday morning along westbound I-196 in the Grandville area. Detail on the injuries wasn’t immediately available, but MLive.com and WOOD-TV say no children on the bus had any reported injuries. The roadway was icy after recent snow, sleet and freezing rain hit parts of the state.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 9 cents from a week ago to about $2.92 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded is about 14 cents more than a year ago. AAA says more increases are expected this spring. The state’s highest average was about $2.96 a gallon in the Saginaw area. The lowest was about $2.88 in the Traverse City area.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials have designated parts of Iosco and Ogemaw counties in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula as a potential high-risk area for bovine tuberculosis. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Monday that it recently made the designation after a free-ranging white-tailed deer in Alcona County tested positive for bovine TB, which is a bacterial disease. An informational meeting is planned May 2 at the Rose Township Hall in Ogemaw County.
BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based Native American tribe wants to implement water quality standards under the Clean Water Act for its reservation. The Daily Mining Gazette of Houghton reports the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on the proposal by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s application. If approved, the tribe would be allowed to develop and maintain its own water-quality standards for surface waters on its Upper Peninsula reservation.