LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Construction trade unions are launching a ballot drive to keep intact Michigan's law that requires better wages and benefits for workers on state-financed building projects. The Republican-led Legislature could vote early next year to repeal the law, despite opposition from GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, who supports it as a way to promote in-demand jobs in the trades. That prompted supporters of the law to announce Monday their own initiative.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a Detroit-area man has died after shoveling snow during a storm that dumped several inches of snow in parts of Michigan. WWJ-AM and the Daily Tribune report the Royal Oak man died of a heart attack on Tuesday. Emergency responders and relatives attempted to resuscitate him, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after officers held an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint, handcuffed her and put her into a police cruiser. WOOD-TV reports the incident happened Wednesday as the girl was leaving her home in Grand Rapids. Police say they were at the home looking for the girl's aunt, who was suspected of stabbing a relative. Police say officers detained the girl, her mother and another woman. None was the suspect.
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot and wounded by a police officer responding to a report of a domestic dispute in western Michigan. Police in the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming say officers went early Tuesday to Ramblewood Apartments. Police say the officers made contact with a man, who had a weapon, and one of the officers fired at him. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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