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

May 1, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT _ A suburban Detroit community is seeking an emergency declaration due to flooding that followed heavy rainfall. Dearborn Heights says on its website Wednesday that the city is awaiting a response from the state. Fire Chief Dave Brogan tells WDIV-TV that Dearborn Heights received three inches of rain Tuesday and that his department has received calls about residents with medical issues or physical limitations being trapped in their homes. SENT: 220 words.


DETROIT _ Russ Gibb, a Detroit-area rock promoter, radio DJ, teacher and pop culture provocateur, has died at 87. Andy Fradkin, Gibb’s former student and power of attorney, said Gibb died Tuesday of heart failure at a Garden City hospital. Gibb leased Detroit’s former Grande Ballroom and gave Iggy Pop and the Stooges their first major show in 1968, and provided a venue for such major players as Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Who and the Grateful Dead. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.


—PFAS CONTAMINATION: The state says people should avoid contact with toxic foam from chemicals that may be found floating on some lakes, rivers and streams.

—DEAD DOGS-TRASH BAGS: Police in southeastern Michigan’s Ypsilanti Township have launched an animal cruelty investigation after several dogs were found dead in trash bags dumped along roadways.

—CANDIDATE EMBEZZLEMENT: A former Michigan House candidate has been sentenced to probation and community service for embezzling about $150,000 when she served as treasurer of another campaign.

—DEER REGULATIONS: Michigan residents will have several opportunities to sound off about proposed changes in deer regulations.

—MATERNITY WARD CLOSES: A hospital in northern Michigan is closing its maternity ward at the end of May.



PHILADELPHIA _ The Detroit Tigers play the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday in the second game of a two-game road series. The Tigers won Tuesday’s match and have Thursday off before heading home to host a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.


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