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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

January 29, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



MILWAUKEE _ Forecasters say extremely cold temperatures could be life-threatening in parts of the Midwest. Minneapolis public schools have no classes through Wednesday and Chicago’s public schools will be closed Wednesday due to the anticipated cold snap. Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center, says it’ll be so cold that frostbite and hypothermia could occur “in a matter of minutes, maybe seconds.” By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 620 words, photos, videos.


—WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan ahead of dangerous subzero weather.

—WINTER HEATING BILLS: As a winter deep freeze grips Michigan, officials say resources are available to help pay heating bills and keep utility costs under control.


—AIR NATIONAL GUARD-LEADER: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s choice for assistant adjutant general for the Illinois Air National Guard has been promoted to brigadier general.

—WRONG ARREST: Lawyers for Detroit are asking a judge to reduce a $3.5 million verdict for a man who was arrested in a case of mistaken identity.

—HOSPITAL RESTRICTIONS-FLU: Henry Ford Health System in Detroit is implementing temporary visitor restrictions at six hospitals to protect patients, employees and visitors from the spread of the flu.



DETROIT _ The NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks travel Tuesday to play the Detroit Pistons, shooting to avoid losing consecutive games for the first time this season. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ After pounding Indiana by 23 on Friday, No. 5 Michigan returns to the court against rival Ohio State on Tuesday. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. _ Central Michigan hosts the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ No. 23 North Carolina State is set to face Atlantic Coast Conference tests against No. 3 Virginia and No. 12 Virginia Tech. The Wolfpack’s tough set of home games headlines the week’s schedule for AP Top 25 teams. The schedule includes a rematch between No. 9 North Carolina and No. 15 Louisville, as well as a meeting between No. 11 Kansas and No. 16 Texas Tech. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 820 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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