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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

March 5, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

XGR--MICHIGAN BUDGET

LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday will give her first budget address in which she will lay out plans for fixing roads and improving school performance. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. ET address.

MISSING WOMAN-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan’s attorney general is expected to announce charges Tuesday in the case of a suburban Detroit woman who vanished more than two years ago. Members of the victim’s family are expected to attend. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 1:45 p.m. ET news conference. Video planned.

IN BRIEF:

—FATAL STABBING: A 60-year-old man has been charged with murder after police in southwestern Michigan say they found his roommate’s body in a basement four to five days after he was fatally stabbed.

—MUSIC-ARETHA FRANKLIN: Smokey Robinson recalls some of his favorite memories with Aretha Franklin at a taped tribute concert honoring The Queen of Soul.

—RECYCLING GRANTS: Michigan officials say they’re stepping up financial support for recycling infrastructure projects.

SPORTS:

HKN--RED WINGS-AVALANCHES

DENVER _ The Detroit Red Wings try to break out of a seven-game slump when they play Colorado on Tuesday night. The Avalanche remain in contention for a playoff spot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

BKC-T25--NEBRASKA-MICHIGAN STATE

EAST LANSING, Mich. _ No. 9 Michigan State hosts Nebraska on Tuesday, holding out hope it can win the Big Ten title. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

BKC-T25--TOP 25 THIS WEEK

Numerous major conference races still to be decided during final week of the regular season. ACC, Big Ten and Big East among the conference races still to be determined. No. 13 Kansas will need some help to capture its 15th straight Big 12 title. By John Marshall. SENT: 820 words, photos. Moving on national sports lines.

Also:

—BKC--WESTERN MICHIGAN-TOLEDO

—BKC--BALL STATE-EASTERN MICHIGAN

—BKC--NORTHERN ILLINOIS-CENTRAL MICHIGAN

—BKC--BALL STATE-EASTERN MICHIGAN

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