Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) — Police say an unconscious woman was rescued from her burning home in northern Michigan, thanks to a barking dog and the courage of a state trooper and two firefighters. The 62-year-old woman was pulled from her Kalkaska home on a second try. Trooper Adam Whited, supported by the firefighters, crawled under smoke to save her. State police Lt. Travis House says, “They probably saved her life.” He says it’s possible she would have burned in the fire Wednesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Crash victims and a brain-injury rehabilitee center are challenging Michigan’s new auto insurance law. The complaint filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court challenges two provisions of bills that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed in May and June. One provision will limit reimbursement for in-home attendant care provided by families. The other provision will reduce how much hospitals and other health providers can be paid to treat or rehabilitate accident victims.
CLAWSON, Mich. (AP) — A school district in Oakland County is inviting parents to discuss options as enrollment continues to slide. Clawson Superintendent Tim Wilson tells the Detroit Free Press that the district might need to merge with another district or close schools. Enrollment is at 1,477 students, down 18% from a decade ago. One-third of students come from other districts. Wilson sent a letter to parents inviting them to an Oct. 16 meeting to start discussing options.
DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people have died and three others were injured after a single-engine plane heading from Indianapolis crashed near Capital Region International Airport in mid-Michigan. Airport spokesman Spencer Flynn says the pilot was approaching to land at the Lansing-area airport when “something went wrong” and the six-passenger plane crashed about 9 a.m. Thursday. Clinton County Sheriff Larry Jerue says the plane was carrying six people.