Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1994 sexually abused a child has been found to be credible. The archdiocese said in a news release Sunday that the complaint against Monsignor Thaddeus Ozog was brought to a review board and shared with prosecutors. It says Ozog was ordained in 1956 and served as pastor or associate pastor at parishes in Detroit, Birmingham, Wayne, Waterford, Flat Rock and Hamtramck.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down 10 cents in the past week to about $2.61 per gallon amid continued lower oil prices. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 15 cents less per gallon than the same point last year. AAA says Michigan gas prices are at the lowest level since March after dropping 33 cents a gallon in the past month.
BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Plans are moving forward to open a new morgue in southern Michigan in early 2019. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Jackson County plans to redesign a facility that was formerly used as a garage to maintain sheriff’s department vehicles as a site for autopsies. For years, county autopsies were performed at a Jackson hospital. That ended in July, when the hospital needed the space. Since then, bodies needing autopsies have been transported about an hour-and-a-half drive away to Oakland County.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state’s Unemployment Insurance offices are adjusting their hours as part of an effort to better serve the public. The Talent Investment Agency says office hours in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Saginaw are being adjusted based upon feedback that earlier hours are more in demand. Talent Investment Agency Director Wanda M. Stokes says in a statement that the changes will help offer “the best chance for benefit service and reemployment success.”