Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EST
ALDEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a hunter apparently accidentally shot and killed another hunter in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula on the first day of the state’s annual firearms deer season. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says conservation officers responded Thursday afternoon to a reported hunting accident in near the Antrim County community of Alden. The DNR says 38-year-old Justin Beutel of the Midland County community of Sanford was pronounced dead at the scene.
DETROIT (AP) — The body of the 55-year-old son of a suburban Detroit police chief has been found in a vacant, burned-out Detroit house. Warren police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says, “Sadly, it’s true.” He confirmed the discovery of Michael Dwyer’s body to radio station WWJ. The fire occurred on Oct. 26 in a vacant house, but the body wasn’t discovered until Wednesday.
WAYLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say slippery road conditions amid wintry weather likely were a factor in separate crashes that killed two people in Michigan. In western Michigan, a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Allegan County’s Wayland Township left one person dead. Authorities say one vehicle likely lost control and was struck by an SUV. In southern Michigan, an 18-year-old woman died after apparently losing control of her vehicle on an icy roadway in Jackson County’s Henrietta Township and hitting a tree.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan economists say the state’s economy is on the brink of the longest period of job growth since the World War II era. The Ann Arbor school’s economists released their annual analysis of Michigan’s economy Friday, noting that the state has seen nine years of uninterrupted job growth. The 2019-20 forecast for Michigan sees steady but muted job growth, low unemployment, tame inflation and an economy that continues to diversify.