Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man has been arrested after setting a small fire in a secure area of a western Michigan hospital. Police say security officers at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids caught the man about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The fire was set on an upper level of the building that’s used for mechanical purposes. Police say the fire alarm was pulled and the man was able to get to the hospital’s roof. Minimum damage was caused by the fire, which is under investigation.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking a final $372 million budget bill before he leaves office, proposing to spend more on addressing water contamination and hiring 246 additional child protective services caseworkers following a scathing audit. The state budget office made its request public late Tuesday, about a week after it was sent to lawmakers. The Snyder administration says tax collections are up due to the economy.
GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) — State officials have suspended a suburban Detroit child care center’s license after a child was left unattended on a cold bus for 90 minutes. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the Jade Child Development Center’s license, and it’s now seeking to revoke the Garden City business’ license. The state agency found that the child was injured by being left unattended on a bus for about 90 minutes in cold weather.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Grand Rapids man is accused of repeatedly beating his infant daughter, leaving the child with 21 broken bones. Thirty-nine-year-old Edgar Hall III is charged with first-degree child abuse. WZZM-TV reports investigators say Hall began harming the girl shortly after her birth in June. Her broken bones were discovered in September when her mother took her to a hospital. Doctors there found 21 fractures “from head to toe,” including breaks in her arms, her right leg and both shoulder blades.