Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has banned the open carry of guns in the state Capitol a week after an armed mob rioted in the U.S. Capitol and following a protest in the statehouse last year. Moves to ban weapons at the statehouse have been pushed since April, when protesters opposed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 restrictions, some armed with long rifles and other weapons, entered the statehouse demanding to be allowed into the legislative chambers. The Michigan Capitol Commission has been reluctant to issue rules for firearms, but it shifted course Monday and issued the order to ban the open carry of weapons.

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Grand Rapids-area teacher pregnant with her third child was strangled by her husband. Richard Guichelaar appeared in Kentwood District Court in a murder charge Monday. Bond was set at $2 million. Police say 32-year-old Amber Guichelaar was killed at her home on Nov. 16. She was a Kentwood teacher and the mother of two children. Investigators say her husband was only the person at home “physically capable” of causing the injuries. The Kentwood school district says the family remains in its “thoughts and prayers.”

SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Black man who was arrested while collecting signatures to form a tenant organization says authorities have apologized and don’t plan to pursue charges. La’Ron Marshall lives in Springfield, near Battle Creek. He met with the Calhoun County sheriff Saturday. Marshall was arrested Jan. 2 and spent a night in jail after someone called police to report a suspicious person. A deputy told him he was soliciting without a permit. Sheriff Steve Hinkley says the deputy was mistaken. Marshall believes he was racially profiled. Marshall says “things need to change.”

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — The Consumers Energy Foundation has announced more than $480,000 in grants to help Michigan nonprofits provide critical help to communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, the Jackson-based foundation that is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy has provided $5.4 million in direct response to the pandemic. Grants support those working on the front lines to directly meet basic needs such as food and shelter. The Food Bank Council of Michigan received $200,000 in funding to address food insecurity, including mobile food distributions across the state. Other recipients include the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan which received $100,000.