News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say an autopsy determined a man who died after wounding a state trooper during a traffic stop and shootout in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula killed himself. A Michigan State Police statement says an autopsy over the weekend found 32-year-old Douglas Robert Sawyer died Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shootout was in Missaukee County's Lake Township. Police say Sawyer was wanted as a parole absconder and on other warrants.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan has nearly $9.6 million in the bank for her re-election campaign after raising nearly $1.8 million in the last quarter. The Democrat released a summary of her most recent campaign-finance report Monday. Republican businessmen John James and Sandy Pensler are running in the Aug. 7 primary to face Stabenow in November. Whoever wins is expected to face a financial disadvantage against Stabenow in the November election.
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) - Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit. State police spokesman Lt. Mike Shaw says the girl sent text messages to police about her father's crash before she was struck on I-94 in Romulus early Sunday. She died instantly. The father was taken into custody, pending charges. The driver who struck the girl is not expected to be charged.
HUBBELL, Mich. (AP) - Officials say court documents were damaged during last month's severe flooding in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Daily Mining Gazette reports a vault flooded containing circuit, family and probate court records on the Houghton County Courthouse's basement level. The newspaper says an estimate listed more than 3.6 million documents. Clerk Jennifer Lorenz says that without the hard copies people are unable to get some necessary files if they've lost their copies.
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