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

July 15, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ed White is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

DETROIT BANKRUPTCY-5 YEARS LATER

DETROIT — It’s been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country’s one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills. The turnaround since then has been remarkable, with major investments that have brought new jobs, the rebirth of neighborhoods whose best days were half a century ago and the restoration of street cleaning and lighting — services so basic yet important to a sense of community. It also cost some people more than others. By Corey Williams. SENT: 990 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

FALLEN OFFICER-K-9 VEST

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Kalamazoo County police dog is getting a protective vest in memory of a fallen police officer. SENT: 250 words.

EXCHANGE-MINI TRAIN

HOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Howell Township miniature train enthusiast has spent countless hours over the last six years building an 800-foot track for his collection of rideable gas-powered miniature engines, train cars and cabooses. The track, which Dan Kalis, 30, built in the front and back yards of his parents’ home where he lives, is not technically open to the public. However, he said he is more than happy to offer train rides to people who are interested. By Jennifer Timar, Livingston Daily Press & Argus. SENT: 721 words, photos MIHPA101-103.

EXCHANGE-CORKTOWN DIGS

DETROIT — Taken from tenement houses, or row houses, researchers and historians use remnants from archaeological digs spanning 11 years to create a picture of the lives of Detroit workers. Now, as the Corktown neighborhood braces for a dramatic transformation with the entry of Ford Motor Co. reviving Michigan Central Depot, experts hope not only to preserve the past but to learn from it. By Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press. SENT: 723 words, photos MIDTF301-304.

IN BRIEF:

— MICHIGAN STATE-STEM: Michigan State University plans to turn an old power plant built in the 1940s into a place to learn science, technology, engineering and math.

— VICTIM ADVOCATES-TRAINING: Training sessions are taking place in Michigan to help prepare victim advocates in cases of mass violence.

SPORTS:

TIGERS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Houston’s Justin Verlander faces his former team for the first time since a trade last year when the Astros try to complete a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the final game before the All-Star break. Josh Koch. Starts at 2:10 p.m.

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