Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A task force is being created to tackle Michigan’s opioid epidemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an order Wednesday forming the advisory group, which will include leaders from across state government. It is the second time a Michigan governor has created an opioid task force since 2015. Whitmer says her move will bring the state a step closer to “finally ending” the prescription-drug epidemic that resulted in more than 2,000 overdose deaths in 2017.

BEAR LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to serve two weeks in jail and six months of house arrest in connection with the death of a construction worker and the serious injury of another. WPBN-TV reports 67-year-old Charlene Myers was sentenced in Manistee County court Wednesday after pleading no contest to two moving violations. Authorities say she struck Andre Alvesteffer and Damon Williamson with her car Sept. 25 on U.S. 31 in Bear Lake. Alvesteffer later died.

NEW HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan woman has pleaded guilty to fraud in a scheme to collect money from couples who wanted to adopt children. Federal prosecutors say Tara Lee of New Haven wasn’t licensed to arrange adoptions but told people that she had a legitimate agency. Investigators say she at times matched more than one set of adoptive parents to a birth mother. She also matched couples to birth mothers who didn’t exist. In her plea deal Tuesday, Lee admitted collecting more than $260,000 since 2014.

EMPIRE, Mich. (AP) — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has welcomed its 50 millionth visitor. The National Park Service says other visitors applauded when Meghan Boertman entered Sleeping Bear’s visitor center in Empire, west of Traverse City. She was joined by her husband, Spencer, and their children, Jacoby and Levi. It was the first visit for the Boertmans, who live in Norton Shores, near Muskegon. They received an annual park pass, along with a plush black bear, souvenir books and a DVD.