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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

April 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TROOPER CHARGED-MICHIGAN

DETROIT _ Jurors are ready to hear opening statements in the second trial of a former Michigan state trooper who is blamed for the death of a Detroit teen on an all-terrain vehicle. Mark Bessner’s first trial last fall ended without a verdict. He’s charged with second-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Damon Grimes in 2017. Opening statements are set for Wednesday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from 9 a.m. ET court action. Photos planned.

IN BRIEF:

—DOG DEATHS-CHARGES: Authorities say two dogs died and another was treated for severe dehydration after a woman left them in a vehicle for hours outside a casino in southwestern Michigan.

—ELECTRICITY-FUEL PELLETS: State regulators say a power plant in the Upper Peninsula can burn fuel pellets to make electricity.

SPORTS:

BKN--PISTONS-KNICKS

NEW YORK _ The Detroit Pistons are in New York on Wednesday to take on the Knicks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

BBA--INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT _ The Detroit Tigers look for a win Wednesday in the second game of a three-game home series against the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers dropped the first game 8-2. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Also:

—FBN--LIONS-FREE AGENCY: The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Tom Savage, giving the team another backup option behind Matthew Stafford. SENT: 130 words.

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