AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI
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 email@example.com. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DETROIT CASINO SALE
DETROIT — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city’s three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. Gilbert’s Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming and New York-based VICI Properties. SENT: 300 words, photos.
— SENIOR HOUSING SHOOTING: Detroit police say a man fatally shot a security guard and a 66-year-old woman at a senior housing complex on the city’s east side.
— FORD-WALMART-DELIVERY: Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service. The pilot program in Miami-Dade County will use Postmates as its delivery partner to bring items such as groceries, diapers, pet food and other items to customers. With AP Photos.
— WIND ENERGY-UP: Critics of a wind-energy project in the Upper Peninsula have submitted petition signatures to put the issue to voters. Dozens of turbines are being proposed for Baraga County.
— MOTT FOUNDATION-CHIEF EXECUTIVE: The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has selected the great-grandson of its founder to be chief executive.
— WOMEN-OUTDOORS PROGRAM: Registration has opened for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
TORONTO — The Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors will face the Detroit Pistons and coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday for the first time since Casey was fired, just days after Toronto was ousted from the playoffs by Cleveland for the third consecutive season. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET
PHILADELPHIA — No. 8 Villanova hosts No. 18 Michigan in a rematch of the national champion game seven months ago. The Wildcats beat the Wolverines for their second title in three years. By Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time 6:30 p.m. ET
EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 11 Michigan State (1-1), which bounced back from a season-opening loss to top-ranked Kansas to defeat Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday night, hosts Louisiana-Monroe. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET
DURHAM, N.C. — No. 1 Duke debuts its top ranking when the Blue Devils play host to Eastern Michigan in their final home game before their trip to the Maui Invitational. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET.
The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week. The third rankings of the season were drama-free Tuesday night after every top-10 team won last weekend. In fact, the selection committee’s entire top 10 stayed the same, the first time that has happened in the five seasons since the CFP was born. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, photos.
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