Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was quick to spike the ball in celebration when the Big Ten announced the return of fall football at colleges clustered in some of the Midwest battleground states critical to his reelection effort. But his efforts to reverse last month’s decision to postpone fall sports in the conference because of the novel coronavirus were far from the only factor that led officials to change course. The Big Ten was under enormous pressure to restart the season from athletes, parents, coaches and college towns that rely on football Saturdays to provide much needed tax revenue.
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — An 85-year-old man has been stabbed to death inside a southern Michigan Meijer store. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports that the man was stabbed multiple times in the head and neck Wednesday afternoon and died at the scene. Adrian Police Chief Vincent Emrick said a woman armed with a handgun ordered the suspect, a 29-year-old Adrian man, to the floor and held him until officers arrived. Emrick said the woman has a concealed pistol license. The stabbing occurred near the automotive and sporting good sections in the retail store. A knife believed used in the stabbing was found on a store shelf. No motive has been established and an investigation is ongoing.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s mass mailing of unsolicited absentee ballot applications to millions of 2020 voters was deemed legal by Michigan’s appeals court. Judges ruled 2-1 Wedneday that she has “inherent” authority to act under a 2018 constitutional amendment expanding voting rights. The court upheld a lower judge’s decision. Benson, a Democrat, began sending the applications in May to all voters in the battleground state who were not already on permanent absentee ballot lists for the August primary and November general elections, as a way to encourage safe voting during the coronavirus pandemic.
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff’s deputy has been shot after responding to a call between feuding neighbors. The Washtenaw County deputy was in stable condition Wednesday. Spokesman Derrick Jackson says the deputy was shot Wednesday soon after arriving at a home in Superior Township, 40 miles west of Detroit. Meanwhile, the gunman was still inside the home. Jackson said he didn’t know if anyone else was inside with him. Neighbors have been told to stay inside. Jackson says it’s a large scene with a major police presence.