Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — Personnel records show a state employee who was suspected of a stabbing after a face mask dispute and was later fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy was reprimanded for three work incidents from 2017 to 2018. The Detroit News reports Michigan Department of Transportation employee Sean Ruis was disciplined following interactions with colleagues, including for “unacceptable” behavior with a manager. Ruis was shot last month near Lansing after a stabbing inside a Quality Dairy store. State police say a sheriff’s deputy shot the 43-year-old when he tried to attack her. He was holding a screwdriver and knives.
SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police say the suspect in the deaths of four people at a home in a rural area near Detroit has surrendered to authorities. Police in Wayne County’s Sumpter Township said Sunday night that 37-year-old Raymond Lee Bailey turned himself in to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Officers had found two men and two women dead from apparent gunshot wounds on Saturday at the residence along a gravel road in Sumpter Township. Police say detectives identified Bailey, an ex-boyfriend of one of the women, as a suspect in the slayings and had believe he was headed toward Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Bailey’s vehicle was found abandoned near Bay City.
AMBER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An organization in western Michigan has plans for an animal shelter where euthanasia is not an option. Mason County PAWS has finalized the purchase of a 12.5-acre property near Ludington for a no-kill shelter. Jacklyn Osgood, the nonprofit’s president, said it’s a big step for the organization and for area’s animal advocates. The plan is to build a shelter capable of housing between 10 and 20 kennels for dogs, with room for about 50 cats at a time.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan schools that deem it safe to provide in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic would have to prioritize the option for K-5 students under legislation approved by the state Senate. The bills passed Saturday would also largely base districts’ state funding on last year’s pupil count to account for enrollment uncertainty. They reflect a deal announced Friday by legislative leaders and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The agreement would waive a requirement that schools have 1,098 hours and 180 days of instruction. Republicans agreed to remove a House-proposed requirement that schools offer in-person learning to K-5 students. The House plans to vote on Monday.