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

September 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

CLIMATE CHANGE-LAKE MICHIGAN

CHICAGO — A new report warns that warmer and wetter climate in the Midwest could lead to the displacement of some cold water fish species in southern Lake Michigan and trigger die-offs in smaller inland lakes. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Purdue University research published last week says the Great Lakes are warming along with the atmosphere due to the proliferation of greenhouse gases. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

— MICHIGAN GOVERNOR-CHINA: Michigan’s governor says he’s promoting the state’s leadership in mobility and autonomous vehicle technology development as part of his trade trip to China. SENT: 130 words.

— DINGELL-HEART ATTACK: Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House or Senate in U.S. history, is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack. SENT: 100 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE

HEARSES FROM HELL

HELL, Mich. — More than 60 hearses converged in Hell over the weekend despite the Michigan township’s cancellation of an annual hearse festival. Hearse Fest organizer Frank Hedeen tells The Livingston Daily that the festival was canceled last month after township officials denied the festival’s permit amid concerns about traffic and parking congestion. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 250 words.

BUSINESS:

DOWDUPONT-EXECUTIVES

MIDLAND, Mich. — DowDuPont has named the chief executives who will lead its agriculture and specialty products businesses once they’re split off from the company. The chemical giants Dow and DuPont merged last year in a deal valued at close to $70 billion, with plans to then split into three distinct companies. SENT: 160 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FAKE CANCER-SOCIAL MEDIA: A 34-year-old Michigan woman who received more than $30,000 through an online fundraising campaign after falsely claiming she had breast cancer faces up to 15 years in prison.

— TRACTOR DEATH: Authorities say an 88-year-old man has died after a tractor rolled onto him while he was cutting grass in southeastern Michigan.

— POOL PARTY DEATH: Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has died after being found at the bottom of a pool during a birthday party in southwestern Michigan.

— POLICE SUV-CRASH: Authorities say a police SUV heading to the scene of a domestic violence report collided with a car in southwestern Michigan, killing the driver of the car and injuring two officers.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 1 cent in the past week to about $2.94 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 38 cents more than at the same point last year.

— AIR TRAFFIC PROJECT: The Federal Aviation Administration says updated satellite procedures to improve traffic flow are coming to airports in and around the Detroit and Cleveland areas.

— HUNT PLAN-SHIAWASSEE: Hunters can now target a larger number of animals at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan.

SPORTS:

DETROIT — The Minnesota Twins visit the Detroit Tigers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 7:10 p.m. start.

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