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

January 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A suspected drunken driver heading the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Kentucky struck a vehicle carrying five family members from Michigan early Sunday, killing all six people, authorities said. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: May be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 5 cents in the past week to about $2.09 per gallon.

_ NEW NATURE PRESERVE: A new 108-acre (44-hectare) nature preserve is planned in southwestern Michigan that will be open to the public.

_ FOREST ROADS-MICHIGAN: An initial inventory of state forest roads maintained by Michigan’s Natural Resources department is complete.

SPORTS:

BKN--SPURS-PISTONS

DETROIT _ The surging Spurs bring a four-game winning streak into a matchup with Detroit. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

BKC--T25-SURGING SPARTANS

EAST LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan State has won eight straight, surging to the top of the Big Ten standings with rival Michigan. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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