Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT
UNDATED (AP) — Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive at The Associated Press, died Monday. He was 68. Wolman had been editor and publisher of the News since 2007, running the newspaper during a financially challenging period. Earlier he worked for nearly 31 years at AP.
DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of murder for killing a man at a trucking business before allegedly fatally shooting another man in a different suburban Detroit community has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Forty-six-year-old Vernest Griffin of Sterling Heights was sentenced Monday. A Wayne County jury earlier found him guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the February 2018 fatal shooting in Taylor of 60-year-old Keith Kitchen. He’s awaiting trial in the other slaying.
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two girls have been injured in a pileup involving a school bus and 13 other vehicles along an icy interstate off-ramp in western Michigan. Michigan State Police said the girls ages 12 and 14 were transported to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries following the crash Monday morning along westbound I-196 in the Grandville area. The girls were riding in a passenger vehicle.
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.