Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s police chief says a gunman who fatally shot one officer and wounded another was trying “to bait” them as they searched a home for him. Chief James Craig said Thursday that the 28-year-old suspect waited at the bottom of basement stairs, fired two shots from an assault-type rifle and ran past the fallen officers when he was shot in the arm outside the house by other officers. Craig said he was “very target specific” and “knew what he planned to do.”
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. Yet that’s what happened Wednesday when General Motors filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Here are some questions and answers about the lawsuit and its impact.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican legislative leader in Michigan has apologized for using an expletive to describe Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as crazy, saying it was “disrespectful and unnecessary.” The Collegian at Hillsdale College reported Thursday that Senate Majority Mike Shirkey’s made the comments to Republican students last week. Shirkey says he reached out to Whitmer directly and apologized.
CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The legalization of hemp is spurring U.S. farmers into unfamiliar terrain, tempting them with profits amid turmoil in agriculture while proving to be a tricky endeavor in the early stages. Up for grabs is a lucrative market, one that could grow more than five-fold globally by 2025 _ driven by demand for cannabidiol. The compound does not cause a high like that of marijuana and is hyped as a health product to reduce anxiety, treat pain and promote sleep.