Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation that would forgive Michigan schools from having to make up as many as four snow days is headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature. The Senate approved the bill unanimously Thursday. It would exclude the period from Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 from counting as snow days. That’s when an artic deep freeze shut down schools.
DETROIT (AP) — A jury has convicted a Detroit man in the fatal shootings of three other men inside a fast-food restaurant. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says William Wilbourn-Little was found guilty Thursday in circuit court of three counts of first-degree murder and two gun charges. Police have said two men wearing masks walked up to a White Castle on Detroit’s west side just after midnight on Sept. 9 and fired shots inside the restaurant before fleeing on foot.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A report says a Lansing School District internal investigation after a 13-year-old student’s suicide shows the boy was bullied in school and district officials received pleas for help from the boy’s mother and a request for intervention from his teachers. The Lansing State Journal reported Thursday that the investigation was conducted by a school public safety officer after the Everett High School eight-grader’s death in January.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private prison in Mississippi could close, while one in Michigan is reopening, after the federal Bureau of Prisons awarded contracts Wednesday to imprison noncitizens convicted of felonies. CoreCivic says it’s seeking other users for the 2,200-bed Adams County Correctional Center near Natchez, which employs 380 workers. Geo Group says it has won contracts for 5,000 beds for the next 10 years, and will reopen the 1,800-bed North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan.