News Minute: Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
AUBURN, Mich. (AP) - A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. Cameron Myers, a senior at Bay City Western High School, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he complained about the theft to school officials, but no one was disciplined. He then took to friends on social media, asking them to fly their own flags outside the school.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan may soon have to choose between finding a job or losing health insurance. The ultimatum comes in the form of a bill the GOP-controlled Senate approved Thursday in a 26-11 vote. After their amendments were shot down, Democrats took the floor to blast the bill for what they said was punishing the poor. The measure now heads to the House.
PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Several law enforcement officers are on leave after authorities say they fatally shot a man who refused to leave a mobile home park in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff's office says deputies responded around midday Wednesday to Pavilion Estates mobile home park in Pavilion Township after the manager reported a man and woman wouldn't leave. Undersheriff James Van Dyken says officers tried to talk the man into surrendering, but he reportedly pointed a gun at officers.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan State football player facing a May trial for an alleged sexual assault has been arrested in Kansas. Auston Robertson was arrested Tuesday by Garden City, Kansas, police who are investigating marijuana crimes and other offenses. The disclosure was made Thursday by a prosecutor in Lansing, Michigan. In response, a judge revoked Robertson's bond in the assault case. He's charged with raping a woman at an apartment near Michigan State a year ago.
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