Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT
DETROIT (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit has removed a prominent priest from public ministry after reviewing what it described as a “credible allegation” that he had abused a child decades ago. The archdiocese said the Rev. Eduard Perrone was suspended from ministry Friday, a month after The Associated Press began asking the pastor, the archdiocese and law enforcement authorities about a former altar boy’s allegations of abuse by Perrone. Perrone has told the AP that he denies any wrongdoing.
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Police say a man believed to have shot a western Michigan officer remains at large. Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas says the officer was shot in the arm around 4 p.m. Saturday while trying to locate a person involved in an earlier shooting. Thomas says the officer located the suspect, who then fired at the officer, striking him in the arm. Thomas said the officer underwent surgery and was in good spirits.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A senior executive at McLaren Greater Lansing says the hospital has rethought its requirement that patients reschedule medical procedures until they can pay a portion of estimated out-of-pocket costs. The Lansing State Journal reports that one patient risked his life by delaying a heart procedure in May while he gathered a $1,105 payment. Chief financial officer Dale Thompson says the hospital has tweaked its policy and patients can now have procedures after acknowledging anticipated costs.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana conservation officers say authorities are searching the waters of Lake Michigan for a missing teenager. They say witnesses saw 17-year-old Rahem Mason of South Bend go underwater Saturday evening near Washington Park in Michigan City and didn’t see him resurface. Officers say Michigan City firefighters began to manually search the waters, but high waves and currents prevented a search by scuba divers. Search efforts resumed Sunday morning.