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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

May 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. _ The Republican-led Michigan House has approved a plan to reduce the state’s high auto insurance premiums, moving to no longer require that drivers buy unlimited medical benefits through their car insurer to cover crash injuries. The move early Thursday set the stage for a potential showdown with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who threatened to veto separate auto insurance legislation that cleared the GOP-controlled Senate earlier in the week. By David Eggert. SENT: 800 words, photo. Will be updated on merits Thursday.


—SPRING FLOODING-MICHIGAN: Wind-driven water caused more flooding in southeastern Michigan along western Lake Erie following recent rainfall that contributed to high water levels in the Great Lakes.

—FORMER WARDEN-RETALIATION: A jury has awarded a former Michigan prison warden $438,000 after finding supervisors retaliated against him for defending a female subordinate who complained about sexual discrimination and harassment.

—OBIT-BERG: Former Detroit mayoral spokesman and communications strategist Bob Berg has died following a battle with cancer. He was 76. Photo.

—FISH HABITAT-GRANTS: Michigan officials have selected eight projects to share a combined $1.25 million in grants for restoring fish populations and improving aquatic ecosystems.

—LAKE HURON-MAP: Government researchers are using sonar to map the bottom of portions of Lake Huron.



DETROIT _ The Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers wrap up their three-game series on Thursday. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.


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.