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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

April 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LENTEN MUSKRAT

DETROIT _ Roman Catholics are obligated to abstain from eating meat on Fridays as part of their Lenten penance. Except in the Detroit area, that is, where the faithful are free to dine on a certain rodent. The Archdiocese of Detroit says “there is a long-standing permission,” dating to the region’s missionary history in the 1700s, “to permit the consumption of muskrat on days of abstinence, including Fridays of Lent.” By Mike Householder. UPCOMING: 380 words, photos.

TV-SESAME STREET-TOUR

NEW YORK _ Big Bird, Elmo and stars of “Sesame Street” are leaving their quiet neighborhood and embarking on a road trip that includes a stop in Detroit. SENT: 310 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

—GYM--DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-MUSEUM: Michigan State University is staging an exhibit created in collaboration with the sexual assault victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Photos.

—ANIMALS REMOVED: A 62-year-old woman is facing charges after authorities removed 86 cats and a dog from a suburban Detroit home while she was being evicted.

SPORTS:

BBO--PIRATES-TIGERS

DETROIT _ Josh Harrison, who moved from the Pirates to the Tigers via free agency, gets a chance to face his former team in this interleague series. Detroit takes on Pittsburgh in the first game of a two-game match up on Tuesday. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m. ET.

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