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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



INDIANAPOLIS _ A new lawsuit seeks to protect potentially thousands of abused gymnasts who might not have known about a deadline for filing claims against USA Gymnastics in the embattled group’s ongoing bankruptcy. The suit filed Monday in Indianapolis alleges USA Gymnastics knows or should know the identities of many abuse survivors who had not filed claims by Monday’s bankruptcy claims deadline. It alleges those survivors include dozens of people identified in secret files the Indianapolis-based group kept. SENT: 670 words. Moved late yesterday and available for use.

With: GYM--USA GYMNASTICS-NYMAN: USA Gymnastics is looking for a new full-time director of sports medicine after removing Edward Nyman because of what it called a conflict of interest. By Will Graves. SENT: 630 words.


—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.

With: BBA--TIGERS-MOVES, from PHILADELPHIA: The Detroit Tigers have put pitcher Tyson Ross on the paternity list, activated shortstop Jordy Mercer and placed second baseman Josh Harrison on the injured list. SENT: 180 words.


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