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

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers are seeking to expand the state’s statute of limitations for some sexual assault cases to allow more time for accusers of the late sports doctor Robert Anderson to file lawsuits against the University of Michigan. State Reps. Ryan Berman and Karen Whitsett discussed their bills Wednesday with men who allege Anderson sexually abused them. Anderson worked at Michigan from the mid-1960s through 2003. The university believes he assaulted athletes during routine physicals and injury exams. The school has expressed a willingness to compensate victims outside court. But at the same time, the school is seeking to have lawsuits dismissed because too many years have passed.

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — Students at Grand Valley State University have been ordered to hunker down for two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus cases linked to the western Michigan campus. There have been more than 600 cases of COVID-19 among students Aug. 23, with the majority among students living off campus. Ottawa County says the stay-in-place order starts Thursday. Students must stick to their on-campus or off-campus residence unless attending classes, exercising, getting food, seeking health care or working at an essential job. Students cannot return to their home community unless there’s an emergency. The move comes a few days after a similar order was issued to students living in fraternities and sororities at Michigan State University.

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a man accused of three Detroit homicides killed himself Wednesday after a 30-hour standoff with police. Thomas Curry was a suspect in the June deaths of three men who were found in a burning home. Curry dashed home early Tuesday after police tried to stop him for a traffic violation in Redford Township. Curry had another man and a woman inside the home. One was released Tuesday while the other escaped Wednesday. Police say Curry stopped communicating with them and then they heard a “pop.”

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A top health official is defending Michigan’s handling of nursing home residents infected with the coronavirus. Robert Gordon is director of the state Department of Health and Human Services. He told lawmakers Wednesday that Michigan’s performance is “strong” compared with other states. He dismissed Republicans’ call for facilities that house only coronavirus patients. Gordon said just two states, Florida and Massachusetts, tried the approach and abandoned it. He says using new facilities for only coronavirus patients would have “limited utility” in a state as large as Michigan. And, he says, “you still need to staff, provide equipment and license that facility.”