State Roundup . . .

Benton Twp.
Man fatally shot in standoff with police at motel

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been fatally shot during a standoff with police in southwestern Michigan after abducting his ex-wife and taking her to a motel.

Police say the man took his ex-wife at gunpoint Wednesday morning from an assisted-living facility in St. Joseph where she worked and brought her to the American Inn in nearby Benton Township.

The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph reports police say the man fired at officers during a standoff at the motel and police returned fire.

Police tell TV station WSBT that they initially entered the motel after hearing a gunshot. The woman had what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The assisted-living facility had been placed on lockdown after the man showed up with a gun. Names of those involved weren't immediately released.

Wilson foundation giving $17.4M in grants for Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The foundation named for the late founder of the Buffalo Bills is giving 20 Detroit-area organizations a combined $17.4 million.

The grants announced Wednesday by The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation range from $25,000 to $2 million.

Wilson's wife, Mary, says the grant program "is just the beginning of what we hope will be a lasting, positive impact in his name on southeastern Michigan."

Recipients include Angela Hospice, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Chandler Park Conservancy, the Grosse Pointe Historical Society, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, University Liggett School and Walsh College.

Ralph Wilson was 95 when he died at his Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, home in 2014. The foundation is funded with proceeds from the sale of the Bills.

State gets $53M to help boost rural health

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Michigan is getting $53 million in loans and grants to help boost health and public safety in rural areas.

The funding announced this week is through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities program.

Michigan has 17 projects getting funding, including a $12.7 million loan for John Tolfree Health System in West Branch, a $4.6 million loan for the Barry County Community Mental Health Authority and a $1.2 million loan for the Three Rivers Health system.

Wexford County is getting an $11 million loan for fire, rescue and public safety. The Twin County Community Probation Center in Three Rivers is getting a $2.1 million loan for a building project.

A full list of projects, including those in Michigan, is posted online.

Beaverton Twp.
Suspect tells investigators where body is

BEAVERTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the slaying of a man gave investigators information that helped them find the missing man's body near a Gladwin County swamp.

The sheriff's department says Daniel Dombroski was reported missing Oct. 12 after he was last seen Oct. 6. The department and state police searched an area where Dombroski was believed to have been that included Wixom Lake but he wasn't found.
Other searches in Midland County didn't find him.

The sheriff's department says they identified as suspect who early Tuesday acknowledged involvement in Dombroski's death. A search took place Tuesday and the department says Dombroski’s body was found in a wooded thicket in Beaverton Township, about 130 miles northwest of Detroit.

The department says Wednesday the suspect is being held pending formal charges.