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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man buzzed on painkillers and other drugs when his pickup truck plowed into a pack of Michigan bicyclists, killing five, is sentenced to at least 40 years in prison after he tearfully expresses regret over the rural road tragedy. SENT: 370 words, photo.

BUSINESS:

DETROIT TRAIN STATION-FORD

DETROIT — Owners of Detroit’s vacant, hulking 105-year-old Michigan Central Station say they’ve sold the iconic symbol of Detroit’s fall from greatness to Ford Motor for redevelopment. SENT: 370 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

BETTY FORD PLAY-Q&A

BOSTON — It’s no exaggeration to say Betty Ford changed the national conversation about addiction. The former U.S. first lady from Michigan, who died in 2011, established drug and alcohol treatment centers credited with helping generations of celebrities and ordinary Americans alike overcome addiction. She also was a leading advocate for breast cancer awareness. By William J. Kole. SENT: 670 words, photos.

DETROIT SCHOOLS-DISCIPLINE

DETROIT — The Detroit Public Schools Community District is revising its student code of conduct in order to keep more students in school after recording 16,000 suspensions last year. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

MICHIGAN STATE-REDEVELOPMENT

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University officials are considering ways to redevelop an apartment complex that’s seen dwindling use by visiting scholars and graduate students.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILDREN SHOT-MICHIGAN: A man who helped run an unlicensed suburban Detroit home day care where a toddler accidentally shot and wounded two other children has pleaded guilty to child abuse charges.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have edged up about a penny in the past week to about $3.01 per gallon.

— GIRL STRUCK-MICHIGAN: Police say they arrested a driver suspected in the hit-and-run death of a young girl with help from a man who followed him from the scene in western Michigan.

SPORTS:

PISTONS-CASEY

DETROIT — Dwane Casey did not stay out of the NBA for long. A month after being fired by the Toronto Raptors, Casey agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Detroit Pistons, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. By Larry Lage. SENT: 520 words, photo.

NASCAR-FORD’S WEEKEND

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Ford vs. Chevy is always a big subplot when NASCAR comes to Michigan. This past weekend, it was no contest. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words.

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