Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin says she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The freshman Democrat, who represents a swing seat, explained her decision Monday during a raucous town hall in suburban Detroit. Slotkin, a former national security official, says Trump used the power of the presidency for his own advantage and she has a duty to protect and defend the Constitution. The House will vote Wednesday on the impeachment articles approved last week by the House Judiciary panel. Slotkin’s district backed Trump in 2016 but elected her over a Republican incumbent in 2018.
DETROIT (AP) — A man killed in a shootout with Detroit police officers has been identified. The Detroit News reports police in suburban Redford Township said 65-year-old Louis Patrick Veal died in the Saturday shootout. Veal was a suspect in the shooting deaths Friday of two women, ages 18 and 49, in Redford Township. Detroit police have said officers confronted the man on Saturday afternoon on the city’s east side. When officers found the man on Saturday afternoon, he began firing at police, who shot back, police said. He died on the way to a hospital. No officers were hurt in the exchange of gunfire.
NILES, Mich. (AP) — A golf course in southwestern Michigan has been sold and could be turned into a residential development. Signal Point Golf Club near Niles in Berrien County has been around since the 1960s. The South Bend Tribune reports that it was recently sold to local real estate broker Jim Ringler and partners. Ringler says it might remain a golf club. But he noted that Signal Point’s previous owners at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana, decided to get out.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The snowstorm that swept across parts of the Midwest and dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in Michigan last month formed ideal conditions for skiing and snowmobile riding, but crews are still clearing up fallen trees that are blocking trails. The Iron Mountain Daily News reports that many trails remain open. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is cautioning people to be extra alert for logs, rocks or stumps that could be obscured under the snow. Riders should also look out for low-hanging tree branches, rough trail conditions and water holes.