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

October 7, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NATIONAL PARKS-MICHIGAN

DETROIT — National Park Service figures show that three national parks in Michigan have seen attendance increases in 2018. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Keweenaw National Historical Park and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore each have seen attendance grow this year, The Detroit News reported. SENT: 260 words.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

— FLINT WATER-LAWSUIT: Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit. SENT: 130 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-MEDICAL MYSTERY SOLVED

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Michigan girl has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that stumped doctors for years. Marlene Berthoud was an enigma, born with a head full of silvery hair that her father compared to the X-Men superhero Storm’s shimmery locks. Soon after she was born, she had two brain hemorrhages, and her distinctive silver hair began to fall out in clumps. By Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press. SENT: 1,560 words, photos. Story moved in advance.

EXCHANGE-OLD TOWN ICE CREAM

LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan gas station has been renovated into an ice cream parlor. Dale Schrader bought the Sinclair Gas Station in 2009 for $25,000. He spent about three times as much renovating it. Overall, the renovation took two years. By Haley Hansen, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 510 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FLINT WATER-LAWSUIT: Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit.

— HOTEL WORKERS STRIKE: A union is striking at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac hotel, saying its members earn less than counterparts at other Detroit hotels.

— MICHIGAN-WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME: A woman who helped expose Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis and another who helped negotiate the 1855 Treaty of Detroit are joining the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame .

— MINE SAFETY GRANT-MICHIGAN: Michigan Technological University in Houghton will receive nearly $253,000 in funding from the U.S. Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration.

SPORTS:

FBN--PACKERS-LIONS

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions desperately need a win over Green Bay to avoid starting the Matt Patricia era with a 1-4 start and a bye week to analyze many problems. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 1 p.m.

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