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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

March 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MEASLES-MICHIGAN

OAK PARK, Mich. _ Michigan health officials say ten more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to 18 since March 13. The highly contagious disease has been linked to a person who was visiting from Israel and had stayed in New York, where there’s a measles outbreak. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

—MARIJUANA GROWING ROOM SLAYING: A man convicted of fatally shooting his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

—LEAF BURNING ACCIDENT: Authorities say a man suffered burns to the lower half of his body after he accidentally caught on fire while burning leaves in Michigan.

—FIREWOOD PERMITS: Michigan residents who heat their homes with wood can get permits to cut dead and fallen trees on designated state forest lands beginning April 1.

SPORTS:

BBO--TIGERS-RAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ The Tampa Bay Rays wrap up spring training, hosting the Detroit Tigers in an exhibition game at Tropicana Field. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 12:35 p.m. ET.

BKN--PISTONS-NUGGETS

DENVER _ The Detroit Pistons are in Denver on Tuesday night to take on the Nuggets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

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