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

August 30, 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. Tom Davies 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT — This week’s national mourning for the Queen of Soul is also a celebration of the black culture and institutions Aretha Franklin represented and so loved. The many aspects of black culture Franklin embodied have been on full display this week in her hometown, from the black museum that hosted her public viewing for thousands of her fellow Detroiters, to the gospel tradition that launched her singular musical gifts and the black community she gave respect and joy to for more than half a century. By Errin Whack. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State’s former women’s gymnastics coach appears in court, a week after being charged with lying to police in the Larry Nassar scandal. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.


— MICHIGAN STORMS: Crews from out of state are helping utility workers in repairing widespread electricity outages across much of western and northern Michigan caused by strong storms this week.

— GREAT LAKES-CRUISE SHIPS: A coalition of government and business groups is kicking off a campaign to attract cruise ships to the Great Lakes.

— AIRPORT-LOOSE COINS: Air travelers in the Grand Rapids area can give their pocket coins to charity before going through a security line.



DETROIT — Baker Mayfield gets the start for Cleveland in its preseason finale against the Lions. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn’t necessarily unthinkable, but it certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore. Three of the Big Ten’s six new starters were in high school a year ago. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 4 p.m.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Syracuse opens its season on the road for the first time in eight years, and the Orange can’t afford any early slip-ups if they hope to escape that three-year rut they’ve been in. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 11 Michigan State tries for its 20th straight win in a home opener when it hosts Utah State on Friday night. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1 p.m.


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