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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



HOWARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — 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. The Cass County sheriff’s office says the boy was in the pool with several other children Saturday night at a home in Howard Township when he didn’t resurface. He was spotted at the bottom and the sheriff’s office says children pulled him to the surface before parents started CPR. SENT: 130 words.


— 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.



SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Richard Sherman wasn’t in a celebratory mood after his first win with the San Francisco 49ers. That’s what allowing two fourth-quarter touchdowns and needing a favorable call by the officials just to avoid blowing a 17-point lead will do. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 690 words. With AP Photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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