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

June 5, 2018

Good morning! 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, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



EAST LANSING, Mich. — William Strampel, a former Michigan State University medical dean who is accused of sexual misconduct, will appear in court Tuesday for a preliminary exam. Strampel is charged with failing to properly supervise former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted women and girls while working at Michigan State. Developing from 9 a.m. ET court hearing.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s transport minister said Tuesday that the government will take an active role in recalls to replace flawed Takata air bags after data from eight car manufacturers showed that more than 350,000 car owners have not responded. The deaths of seven people in Malaysia have been linked to the defective air bags that are subject to one of the world’s largest auto recall. The latest victim was a 23-year old student whose 2004 Honda City crashed May 27 in Kuala Lumpur, the second death this year alone. By Eileen Ng. SENT: 500 words, photos.


— SCHOOL THREAT-ARREST: A 15-year-old student who was arrested in March after threatening violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has been ordered to participate in a mental health treatment program.

— SCHOOLS CLOSED-GRAFFITI: Schools are closed for the day in a southwestern Michigan district after graffiti referencing guns was found and officials dealt with recent comments about possible violence.

— FOREST MAP: A newly developed online map provides information about how Michigan’s state forests are managed. The Department of Natural Resources says the map makes it easier to learn about timber sales, prescribed burns and other activities.

— FEDERAL PROSECUTORS: The U.S. Justice Department is adding more prosecutors in Michigan. U.S. attorneys in Detroit and Grand Rapids say they’ll benefit from the government’s focus on fighting violent crime. Six are being added in the Eastern District, and four will be hired in the Western District.



SECAUCUS, N.J. — All that Auburn pitcher Casey Mize needs to do now is change his Tigers stripes. And then lead Detroit out of the American League doldrums. The rebuilding Tigers selected Mize with the top pick Monday night in a Major League Baseball draft that included an eye-opening surprise when Oakland chose Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray at No. 9 overall. Mize went from undrafted out of high school three years ago all the way to No. 1. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 900 words, photos.


BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET.


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