Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police have identified the Toledo officer who fatally shot a slaying suspect inside police headquarters. He is 42-year-old officer Carl Schwirzinksi II. Toledo police say he is a field operation officer hired in November 2010. They say their investigation is continuing. Police say a man suspected of killing his grandmother in the Detroit area was shot Dec. 20 after he rushed at officers
WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified a western Michigan man killed in what was believed to be a crash involving a deer. The Allegan County sheriff’s office says Monday that the body of Roky Vasquez-Vasquez was found about 8:50 a.m. Friday along U.S. 131 near Wayland. About three hours earlier, a motorist reported striking a deer in the area, but officers were unable to find anything. The sheriff’s office said Vasquez-Vasquez may have been driving another vehicle that crashed about 2:15 a.m. in the area.
UNDATED (AP) — Amid fierce debate over whether charter schools are good for black students, the heirs to the Walmart company fortune have been working to make inroads with influential leaders in the black community. The Walton Family Foundation is one of the leading supporters of America’s charter schools, which are publicly funded and privately operated. An Associated Press analysis shows the Waltons are spreading financial support to prominent and like-minded black national and community groups.
DETROIT (AP) — A southeastern Michigan group is taking public comment on a proposed change to two regional transportation plans. The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is looking at a special amendment to the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan. The amendment involves the preliminary engineering phase of infrastructure work on Mound Road in Macomb County.