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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

October 1, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

JAIL DEATHS

DETROIT — The Wayne County prosecutor is holding a news conference to discuss the investigations of two deaths at Detroit-area jails. Two people died in separate incidents while in the custody of police in Ecorse and Westland. Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she’ll announce charging decisions Monday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from 11 a.m. EDT announcement. AP Photos pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 10 cents in the past week to about $2.98 per gallon.

— MICHIGAN GRANT-ACTIVE LEARNING: Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.

— PAROLE DISPUTE: A Detroit-area man who won a Michigan Supreme Court case over a reduced sentence won’t be released while a judge hears from a murder victim’s family.

SPORTS:

FBN--LIONS-STEP BACK

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions failed to build on their win over New England. After a loss to Dallas, it feels like their season is teetering again. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m. ET.

FBN--LIONS-COWBOYS FOLO

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott limped off the field a couple of times during the game before combining with Dak Prescott on the decisive play for the Dallas Cowboys. The star running back had 25 carries and four catches on his way to a career-high 240 yards from scrimmage in a 26-24 win over Detroit on Sunday. SENT: 740 words. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon.

BBA--TIGERS WRAPUP

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers didn’t finish last this season, so it’s fair to say 2018 could have been worse. The question now is how long a rebuilding effort this is going to have to be. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN-HIGDON

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Karn Higdon has become one of Michigan’s most valuable players, averaging nearly 120 yards rushing for the 15th-ranked Wolverines. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

T25-NONCHALANT SPARTANS

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For a third straight game, Michigan State was outscored in the fourth quarter. If that worries coach Mark Dantonio, he did a pretty good job hiding it. SENT: 540 words. By Sports Writer Noah Trister.

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