Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 8:40 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.
DETROIT (AP) — A vigil has been held for a man who authorities say was shot and killed by officers after fatally shooting a police dog in suburban Detroit. The gathering was held Sunday outside the Detroit home of 29-year-old Theoddeus Gray. WDIV-TV reports Oliver Gant says the family is upset that amid the focus on the dog’s Nov. 4 death it’s “as though this young man had no worth.” St. Clair Shores K-9 officer Axe died. The Macomb County sheriff’s office isn’t commenting until its investigation is completed.
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.