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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

UTILITY WORKER DEATH

PENINSULA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Officials say a 51-year-old Consumers Energy worker has died after being shocked by an electric line in Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula. The Grand Traverse County sheriff’s office responded Friday to a report of a medical emergency involving electric shock on the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City. The utility says James Farrington of Alden was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up nearly 2 cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 58 cents more than at the same point last year.

— WRONG WAY-BANK: The Michigan appeals court says a bank can’t be blamed for a crash that occurred when a confused driver went the wrong way in suburban Detroit.

— UTILITY AID: The state of Michigan says nine service agencies have been awarded a total of $54 million in grants for low-income assistance with heating and electric bills and to teach energy self-sufficiency.

— INTERSTATE SHOOTOUT-MEMORIAL: An Illinois overpass will be renamed in honor of three men, including two law enforcement officers, who were killed decades ago in a 1979 shootout with a Michigan man.

SPORTS:

FBN--PACKERS-LIONS FOLO

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have beaten Aaron Rodgers- and Tom Brady-led teams this season. And yes, they still have a losing record. Detroit has provided glimpses of its potential, beating the Green Bay Packers 31-23 on Sunday in their first home game since dominating the New England Patriots. The Lions (2-3) have also shown they have plenty of weaknesses, which were on display in a 31-point loss to the New York Jets at home and during comeback attempts that fell short on the road against Dallas and San Francisco. By Larry Lage. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBN--LIONS-GOLLADAY

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Second-year receiver Kenny Golladay is becoming a consistent performer for the Detroit Lions, and he had another nice game Sunday in a win over Green Bay. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

HKN--RED WINGS-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Detroit Red Wings try to bounce back from a Sunday loss to the L.A. Kings as they face the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 10 p.m. ET.

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