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

October 4, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LANSING, Mich. — A young mid-Michigan man charged with killing his mother as she slept has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the case. The Lansing State Journal reports 20-year-old Andrew Willson entered the plea Wednesday in Ingham County Circuit Court to charges including second-degree murder. A first-degree murder charge is being dropped in exchange for his plea. Sentencing is scheduled Nov. 7 and Willson faces up to life in prison. SENT: 130 words.


— TRUCK INTO BANK: Police say six people have been injured after a pickup truck crashed into a western Michigan bank and drove through it. Wyoming, Michigan, police Capt. James Maguffee says the truck veered off a road, struck a minivan in the bank parking lot, went through the building and hit an SUV in the rear parking lot.

— KAYAKER DEATH: The body of a kayaker who was missing since last month has been found in the west arm of the Grand Traverse Bay off of Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula.

— OFFICER SICKENED-DETROIT: Authorities say a Detroit police officer collapsed at the scene of shooting and stabbing investigation after possibly coming in contact with horse tranquilizer.

— COURTS-SECURITY: The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a rule that would create local courthouse security committees. The court will take public comment until Jan. 1.



DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings open the season at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m.


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