Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of saying “night, night” before he shot a police officer in the jaw has been convicted of attempted murder and 25 more felonies in Saginaw County. Joshua Rosebush was found guilty Friday after roughly two hours of jury deliberations. Saginaw Township Officer Jeff Koenig stopped Rosebush’s vehicle in the wee hours last January, a stop that led to a shooting, a chase in other counties and a shootout. Rosebush was eventually captured.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s heath department has announced the state’s first death associated with an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses. The agency said Friday that it was notified Wednesday of the death of a man whose lung illness was likely linked to vaping. No other details were released. Of the more than 1,000 confirmed or probable vaping-related cases in the U.S., 30 have been reported in Michigan since August.
GRAND MARIAS, Mich. (AP) — A tiny school district in the Upper Peninsula says its future could be in jeopardy if one of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget cuts isn’t restored. The superintendent of Burt Township schools says the district lost more than $220,000 with Whitmer’s veto of a special fund for small, remote schools. Greg Nyen tells TV station WLUC that the district would be forced to spend its entire fund balance to get through the school year. He says grades seven through 12 could be eliminated by next fall.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — State prosecutors say they’ll appeal a decision that dismissed sexual abuse charges against a former Michigan priest. Ann Arbor Judge Joseph Burke this week said the statute of limitations had run out on charges against Timothy Crowley of Tempe, Arizona. He was among five former priests charged in May by the attorney general’s office. The 70-year-old Crowley was accused of criminal sexual conduct between 1982 and 1990. He worked at churches in Jackson, Ann Arbor and Hillsdale.