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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

July 30, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. 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. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



GOSHEN, Ind. — When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, a northern Indiana county that backed Donald Trump for president seemed like a natural fit. But in a community where immigrants, a significant number in the country illegally, play important roles, a proposal to build a 1,200-bed facility put families, businesses and decision-makers on a tightrope. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 2,800 words, photos. An abridged version of 950 words has also been sent. Moved in advance and available for immediate use.


— MICHIGAN SENATE: Republican John James is highlighting his endorsement from President Donald Trump in a new TV ad in Michigan’s race for U.S. Senate. James released the 30-second ad on Monday, three days after Trump endorsed him in the GOP primary over businessman Sandy Pensler.

— SMALL PLANES COLLIDE: Authorities say three people had minor injuries after a small plane landing on North Fox Island off of Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula collided with another small plane already on the ground.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen about 11 cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 52 cents more than at the same point last year.

— DETROIT SPORTS VENUES-SENSORY INCLUSIVENESS: Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena in Detroit are partnering with a nonprofit to provide assistance for fans with sensory issues.

— CALVES KILLED-FIRE: Authorities say four calves have died after fireworks shot from a moving vehicle sparked a grass fire along a road in rural Michigan.


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