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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30pm, MI

November 10, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice after a student with a disability filed a complaint alleging discrimination. The complaint filed in 2013 with the department’s Civil Rights Division says the student told another student of her mental health struggles, which include being diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and having doctors concerned that she was at risk for suicide. SENT: 250 words.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A Michigan homeless shelter is providing simple bunks and warm dinners for those in need as the temperatures drop. The Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter in Traverse City recently opened its doors to 26 guests as temperatures cooled and winter neared. Safe Harbor, in its 15th season, opens November through April to provide temporary shelter. The shelter averages about 57 guests a night and runs almost entirely on volunteers, with a little help from Goodwill Industries. By Brooke Kansier. Traverse City Record-Eagle. SENT IN ADVANCE: 750 words.


PLYMOUTH, Mich. — A Michigan man whose dog helped him through personal tragedies is now helping others with the animal’s help. Bob Ostendorf and Stella raise money for a local humane society. Stella is a certified service dog who visits former war veterans at Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. She also doles out daily empathy to everyone she meets at Stella’s Black Dog Tavern, in some cases changing lives. By Jamie L. Lareau. Detroit Free Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,000 words.


— SEVERE WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have received more than a foot of snow in the first major snowfall of the season. The National Weather Service measured nearly 10 inches of snowfall Saturday morning in Marquette since Friday morning.

— CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER EXPANSION-MICHIGAN: A specialty chemical manufacturer is expanding operations in southeastern Michigan’s Pittsfield Township. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says a project by Pacific Industrial Development Corp. is expected to generate more than $17 million in private investment and create 50 jobs.

— LOST MARINERS CEREMONY: The Detroit Historical Society is holding its annual program to remember all sailors who have died on the Great Lakes.



EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 24th-ranked Spartans try to avenge last season’s 48-3 loss to Ohio State when they host the eighth-ranked Buckeyes. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at noon ET.


PISCATAWAY, N.J. — No. 4 Michigan prepares for an expected rout over Rutgers on Saturday. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game time 3:30 p.m.


RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes return home to play host to the Detroit Red Wings. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos from 7 p.m. start.


OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi hosts Western Michigan in a nonconference game on Saturday at The Pavilion. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 4 p.m. ET.


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