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

October 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FLINT WATER

FLINT, Mich. — The U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Water Council will a hold a news conference Friday in Flint where members will release a report examining the daunting challenges cities face today with replacing hundreds of thousands of miles of aging and failing pipes, which are the single most costly water and sewer capital investment. TBD. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 10:15 a.m. news conference.

US ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-MICHIGAN-DEBATE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette meet for the first of two head-to-head debates in the Michigan governor’s race. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— DUNE PRESERVATION-MICHIGAN: A large swath of dunes and forest known as Ottawa Sands in western Michigan is opening to the public next week.

— WRONG WAY CRASH-TWO KILLED: A former village councilman has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison in a wrong-way crash that killed a Detroit-area couple .

— BRAIN DAMAGE-LAWSUIT: An Illinois jury has awarded a Michigan family $50 million after finding the brain damage suffered by a new born was preventable.

— BEAR KILLED-GRAND TETON: Authorities say they killed a black bear at Grand Teton National Park after it became accustomed to people and officials were unable to find a home for it. Park rangers twice caught visitors illegally feeding the sow and her two cubs earlier this month. Rangers captured the bears after realizing the potential danger they pose to people. The cubs were sent to the Oswald Bear Ranch in Michigan.

— ROUGE RIVER CLEANUP: Federal agencies have awarded a $16 million contract for cleanup of the old channel in Michigan’s Lower Rouge River.

SPORTS:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 12 Michigan is undefeated since opening with a seven-point loss at Notre Dame, building momentum and confidence while waiting for its next opportunity to earn an impressive win. By Larry Lage. SENT: 675 words, photos.

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