Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s police chief says a man who fatally shot one officer and wounded another “was quickly apprehended” after “momentarily” getting away after being wounded inside a home. Chief James Craig tells WWJ-AM the man was armed Wednesday with a “very powerful rifle.” Police have said he was looking for an estranged girlfriend at the home. People fled and told officers a man was inside with a gun.
CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The legalization of hemp is spurring U.S. farmers into unfamiliar terrain, tempting them with profits amid turmoil in agriculture while proving to be a tricky endeavor in the early stages. Up for grabs is a lucrative market, one that could grow more than five-fold globally by 2025 _ driven by demand for cannabidiol. The compound does not cause a high like that of marijuana and is hyped as a health product to reduce anxiety, treat pain and promote sleep.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — The state Corrections Department has been hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of inmates who say they’ve been overwhelmed by chronic mold and other unsanitary conditions at Michigan’s only prison for women. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Detroit federal court, says the Huron Valley prison in Washtenaw County is “operating under a state of degradation.” Lawyers say women have suffered health problems and their complaints have gone unheeded. There was no immediate comment from the state.
MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say the body of a 17-year-old girl reported missing earlier this month has been found in the Menominee River. The Menominee Police Department says Kristin Hope Gromoske’s body was discovered Tuesday afternoon during a search of the waters near Stephenson Island conducted by local police and staff from Michigan and Wisconsin’s DNR agencies. Gromoske was last seen on Nov. 8 in Menominee. She was reported missing three days later.