Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST
CHICAGO (AP) — A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after burglarizing her suburban Chicago home has been sentenced to life in prison. In addition to the life sentence, Carleous Clay received an additional 10-year term for attempting to take a prison caseworker hostage inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. In sentencing Clay, Federal Judge Virginia Kendall noted the level of terror he inflicted on his victims and his lengthy criminal history.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 29-year-old western Michigan man will stand trial in a woman’s slaying and dismemberment. Jared Chance was bound over Friday to Kent County Circuit Court following testimony in a district court hearing. He is charged with murder, mutilation of a body, concealing a death and tampering with evidence in the death of 31-year-old Ashley Young of Oshtemo Township, southeast of Grand Rapids. Young’s torso was found Dec. 2 in the basement of Chance’s Grand Rapids rental home.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s economy will keep growing but at a slower rate, resulting in stable tax revenue growth at a time new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer begins working to put her imprint on state spending. That is among the takeaways from Friday’s semiannual meeting where the state treasurer and legislative fiscal experts agreed to consensus economic and tax projections. Economists gave a largely positive update to state officials but also warned of risks.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is facing charges after taking a loaded handgun to his mid-Michigan school. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Friday the boy is charged with two felonies, carrying a concealed weapon and felonious assault, and a misdemeanor charge of having a weapon in a weapons-free zone. Police say the boy made fellow students at Eagle’s Nest Academy in Flint aware that he had the gun Thursday, and one of them took it to the school’s office.