Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are seeking murder and other charges against a man they say shot three officers and killed a 22-year-old father after taking him hostage inside his southwestern Michigan home. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said there was no apparent connection between the jailed suspect and Christopher Neal. Neal was at his Comstock Township home Sunday night watching television with his wife and daughter when the suspect broke in. The officers were injured, but none critically.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to pause implementation of planned work requirements for enrollees in the state’s Medicaid expansion program but cannot do so unless the Republican-led Legislature agrees. Indiana has suspended enforcement of its work rules until a lawsuit is resolved. Michigan now is facing a similar suit.
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Scientists say gray wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park are adjusting nicely to their new surroundings and finding plenty of prey. Officials released findings Monday from observations of wolves that were captured on the mainland and taken to the Lake Superior park over the past year. They concluded that more than half of the wolves’ prey were moose. But they also feasted on beavers and snowshoe hares.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A New Hampshire-based logging company has purchased more than a half-million acres of timberland in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Seattle-based Weyerhaeuser Company says it recently sold 555,000 acres of UP timberland to an affiliate of The Lyme Timber Company for $300 million in cash. Company officials say the land will be managed for “sustainable timber production” by Lyme Great Lakes Forest Company. It’s expected to keep the former Weyerhaeuser employees who have managed the land.