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

September 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials are set to announce plans Friday to relocate up to six gray wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park this fall, a first step in rebuilding a depleted predator species that helps keep the Lake Superior island’s ecological systems in balance. Developing from 1 p.m. ET announcement.


— GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of “green infrastructure.”

— SCHOOL GUN-RAP SONG: A 17-year-old western Michigan high school student charged with bringing a gun to school has been jailed after posting a video of himself performing a rap song that a judge saw as a threat.

— DETROIT TOWING: The Detroit Police Department plans to take over part of the city’s police towing operations after years of lawsuits and corruption involving towing businesses.

— CHILD SLAIN-MICHIGAN: A suburban Detroit man has been convicted of murder and torture charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter.

— CLIMATE CHANGE-BUSINESSES: Two Dutch scholars will join local and state government officials at Grand Valley State University to discuss challenges that climate change poses for businesses.

— DRUG MANUFACTURING RULE: Attorneys general from West Virginia, Michigan and nine other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

— 1850 HOME-AUCTION: A Monroe County home that dates back to 1850 will be auctioned Saturday. The winning bid carries an additional requirement: The house must be moved.



DETROIT — The Kansas City Royals continue a series in Detroit against the also-out-of-it Tigers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m.


Michigan State looks exactly the same to Indiana coach Tom Allen. The offense is big, strong and fast. The defense is tough and stout. And yes, the 24th-ranked Spartans again appear to be a legitimate Big Ten contender. To Allen, that makes Saturday’s Big Ten opener a perfect test as the Hoosiers try to show they are back on track. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — It didn’t take long for Shea Patterson to get in a groove at Michigan. “I’ve never been as comfortable,” he said. The 19th-ranked Wolverines (2-1) averaged 47 points in lopsided wins the last two weeks in large part because their quarterback has been very accurate and effective. Michigan is determined to take a small step toward ending its 14-year Big Ten title drought by beating winless Nebraska (0-2) on Saturday at home in the conference opener for both teams. By Larry Lage. SENT: 650 words, photos.


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