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

January 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. _ A storm dropped more than a foot (1/3 meter) of snow on parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, creating hazardous driving conditions and keeping some students home from school. The National Weather Service says the largest snowfall totals Monday were observed in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula and across the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Officials are urging people to be cautious when driving. SENT: 130 words.

With:

_ GREAT LAKES-ICE BREAKING: An annual ice-breaking effort is starting on waterways in and around northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

CHINA-ELECTRIC TAXIS

SHENZHEN, China _ One of China’s major cities has reached an environmental milestone: an almost entirely electric-powered taxi fleet. The high-tech hub of Shenzhen in southern China announced at the start of this year that 99 percent of the 21,689 taxis operating in the city were electric. Last year, it still had 7,500 gasoline-powered taxis on the roads. A few can still be found, but electric ones far outnumber them. SENT: 350 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ FIGHTING BLIGHT-MICHIGAN: Blight elimination funding is available for land banks and governmental units in Michigan counties with fewer than 50,000 people.

_ NEW LAWMAKER-SCHOOL: A choir sang the national anthem, and a band played “America the Beautiful.” A new lawmaker is heading to the state Capitol after a star-spangled tribute in the Upper Peninsula.

_ WAYNE STATE-HISTORIC HOUSE: Wayne State University plans to move the 19th-century Detroit home of its founder to make way for a campus development project. Photo planned.

SPORTS:

HKN--CANADIENS-RED WINGS

DETROIT _ The Detroit Red Wings host the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BKC--T25-PURDUE-MICHIGAN STATE

EAST LANSING, Mich. _ No. 6 Michigan State hosts Purdue on Tuesday night at the Jack Breslin Students Events Center.. Game starts at 9 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

Also:

_ BKC--AKRON-CENTRAL MICHIGAN, 7 p.m.

_ BKC--EASTERN MICHIGAN-BALL STATE, 7 p.m.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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