BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI
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 email@example.com. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man charged with killing a 16-year-old Michigan girl while he was free on bond, preventing her from testifying against him in a rape case, faces a key court hearing on whether he’ll stand trial. Mujey Dumbuya’s partially clothed body was found in January in Kalamazoo woods about 50 miles from her Grand Rapids home. The man accused of raping her, Quinn James, is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and other crimes. James’ co-defendant, Gerald Bennett, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. UPCOMING: Developing on merits from hearing that the AP is monitoring.
— BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN: A southwestern Michigan community has unveiled a memorial to the victims and survivors of one the country’s deadliest vehicle-bike crashes. The memorial was revealed Thursday evening near Kalamazoo, in the area where a reckless driver in 2016 crashed his pickup truck into a pack of bicyclists, killing five. With AP Photos.
— FIRE DEATHS-MICHIGAN: Authorities say a mid-Michigan fire where a woman and her 5-year-old son died was confined to the kitchen of their home. The fire burned early Thursday at LaRoy Froh Townhouses in Lansing. With AP Photo.
— FOREST CATERPILLARS: Officials say forest tent caterpillars are damaging many trees across Michigan this spring. The state Natural Resources department says the critters are eating leaves from sugar maple, aspen and oak trees and leaving small strands of webbing.
— CHILD SHOT-PARENTS CHARGED: Two Michigan parents are facing charges after one of their 4-year-old twin daughters shot and wounded herself with a loaded handgun she found in a closet.
— ROUGH RIDE-PRISONERS: A prisoner who says a Corrections Department officer gave him a painful and wild ride will get his day in court.
DETROIT — Right-hander Michael Fulmer is set to start Friday as the Detroit Tigers return home Friday to begin a three-game series with Cleveland. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Mike Singletary hopes to coach again in the NFL someday. He has plenty on his plate right now, though. Singletary was at minicamp with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. He said he doesn’t know Lions coach Matt Patricia that well, but he wanted to be there to check out the video screens Detroit is using at practice. By Noah Trister. SENT: 450 words, photos.
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