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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

October 11, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar is in prison, but that hasn’t kept the former sports doctor from having a role in Michigan’s race for governor. By Amanda Seitz and David Eggert. UPCOMING: 830 words, photos by 3 p.m.



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A judge has ordered two Michigan parents to stand trial for murder in the death of their malnourished 10-month-old daughter, citing the “callousness” of the father’s 911 call in which he referred to the child as “dead as a door knob.” SENT: 300 words, photos.


DETROIT— The Archdiocese of Detroit says an 83-year-old retired priest has been restricted from any public ministry due to credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. SENT: 130 words.


— FLINT WATER: A senior Michigan medical executive who is charged in the death of a man due to a Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis has been recognized for her eminent career in health care.

— COLD CASE-WIFE KILLED: A Michigan man has been charged with killing his wife more than four decades ago in Wisconsin, even though her body was never found.

— MICHIGAN QUARRY-BODY: Authorities say a body that appeared to be in the water for a long period of time has been found inside a sunken car in a southeastern Michigan quarry.

— POLICE SHOOTING-MICHIGAN: A man who was injured while exchanging gunfire with officers on a freeway in western Michigan says he was assaulted by jail officers.

— MICHIGAN MEDICINE-NURSES: Union nurses have ratified a 3-year contract agreement with the University of Michigan that they describe as strong and patient-centered.

— BIG BOX-TAXES: Local governments in the Upper Peninsula are raising money to pay expert witnesses in a major dispute over the taxable value of big-box stores.



The Wisconsin-Michigan crossover game tops Big Ten’s schedule. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— FBC--T25-WISCONSIN-MICHIGAN PREVIEW CAPSULE: No. 12 Michigan and No. 15 Wisconsin both need a win for their Big Ten title hopes when they meet under the lights at the Big House. SENT: 350 words.


A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten’s reputation for stodgy football. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant “storm clouds” are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 875 words, photos.


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