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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

December 7, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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. Jeff Karoub is on the desk, followed by Corey Williams. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

FLINT WATER

FLINT, Mich. _Michigan’s chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation of the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday. By David Eggert. SENT: 275 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK-ATTORNEYS GENERAL

MADISON, Wis. _ Republicans pushing to hang on to power in Wisconsin and Michigan aren’t stopping at curbing the authority of incoming Democratic governors. They’re also trying to hamstring Democrats who are about to take over as attorneys general. The moves underscore how attorneys general have become powerful partisan weapons on both the state and national levels. By Todd Richmond and David Eggert. SENT: 700 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

FRIEND’S GRAVESTONE-MICHIGAN

DETROIT — A 12-year-old Michigan boy is working odd jobs to raise money for a special Christmas gift: a gravestone for his best friend. The Detroit News reports that Kaleb Klakulak and Kenneth “K.J.” Gross had been friends since second grade before K.J. died in May of complications from cancer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ THREATENING MESSAGES-MCHIGAN: A man has been arrested after allegedly sending threatening, anti-Semitic and sexually violent messages to Detroit journalists and an elected official.

_ MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Two former Detroit Lions players have been denied preliminary applications for medical marijuana growing, processing and provisioning facilities.

_ DETROIT FIRE: Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died, several other children were rescued and two firefighters were injured following a house fire in Detroit.

_ TEEN SLAIN-MICHIGAN: A Michigan appeals court again has rejected an appeal from a man convicted in the 2014 slaying of 14-year-old girl along a trail in suburban Detroit.

_ HIGHWAY SHOOTING-BOY KILLED: A 17-year-old from Detroit has pleaded not guilty in connection with the shooting death of a 3-year-old who was riding in a car on an Ohio highway when someone in another vehicle opened fire.

_ CENTRAL MICHIGAN-HOUSING: Central Michigan University is moving forward on the first part of a $76 million campus housing improvement project.

_ FUNERAL HOME INVESTIGATIONS-DETROIT: A suburban cemetery has been shut down as part of an investigation into fetal remains found at a Detroit funeral home.

_ THREATENING MESSAGES: A man has been arrested after allegedly sending threatening, anti-Semitic and sexually violent messages to Detroit journalists and an elected official.

_ DEMOLISHED DETROIT NEIGHBORHOOD: History officials are seeking public input on a potential marker for Detroit’s former Black Bottom neighborhood.

_ COLLEGE DEBATE-GIFT: The Michigan State University debate team has received $1.5 million from a couple who wish to be anonymous. One of the donors is a former member of the team.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-PISTONS

DETROIT _ The Detroit Pistons and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday night for the third time this season after splitting the first two matchups. Blake Griffin scored 50 points against Philadelphia in October. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.

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