Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fed-up doctors and health advocates want Michigan lawmakers to curb insurers’ cost-control methods they say are delaying care, frustrating patients, and creating unnecessary red tape and expense for providers. Bills to be introduced this coming week in the Legislature would overhaul prior authorization and step therapy.
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan museum will begin charging patrons an admissions fee, after not doing so for the past seven years. The Detroit News reports that the Detroit Historical Museum will start charging visitors next month to stop an increasing budget deficit. Museum executive director Elana Rugh says the museum lost $297,000 in 2018. The museum’s annual operating budget is about $4.5 million.
WALLOON LAKE, Mich. (AP) — State Police say officers in northern Michigan have fatally shot a suicidal man who pulled out a gun after being confronted by them. Police say the shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the Charlevoix County community of Walloon Lake. They say a Charlevoix County deputy and Boyne City officer were dispatched to locate a suicidal person and located him at an intersection in Walloon Lake. A struggle ensued, and the man produced a gun, and the officers opened fire.
KINGSLEY, Mich. (AP) — Police say two Michigan corrections officers have been found dead in the northern Michigan home they shared. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the deaths of 53-year-old Tara Kelley and 49-year-old Angelina Winn at the home near Kingsley. They were found dead Friday. Both worked at Oaks Correctional Facility near Manistee. The causes of their deaths haven’t been released.