Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT
BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Four people have been killed and two others injured when a motorist ran a stop sign and smashed into another vehicle in southwestern Michigan’s Berrien County. WNDU-TV reports that four people in the second vehicle died in the noon Friday crash in Buchanan Township, just north of the state line with Indiana. Two people in the vehicle that ran the stop sign were hurt and taken to hospitals.
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered in the theft of about 40 guns from a mid-Michigan weapons store. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation posted the reward Friday following a break-in at Showtime Guns & Ammo Sales in Saginaw. ATF says the four masked men broke into the store about 3 a.m. Friday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Civil Rights Commission is reprimanding Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu for inappropriate comments that he has said objectified women. Chair Alma Wheeler Smith says Arbulu should complete a training program and can’t conduct internal or external training on his own during that time. Arbulu has been director since 2015. He said in a statement that he made “comments objectifying women” and that were “unacceptable and regrettable.”
PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — The restoration of a WWII-era plane is bringing closure to the family of the veteran who crash-landed it in Lake Michigan but later died in combat. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the plane’s last pilot, Lt. John Lendo, made an emergency landing in Lake Michigan in 1944 during a training mission. He survived the crash but died later that year while serving in the Philippines. His body wasn’t recovered. The plane was pulled from the lake in 2009 and is being restored at the Air Zoo in Portage.