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

November 25, 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. Jeff Karoub 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s decisive victory was powered not just by places Democrats typically carry in a successful statewide campaign. By David Eggert. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


CHICAGO — A fast-moving winter storm was expected to blanket much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, grounding hundreds of flights and forcing the closure of part of a major highway on one of the busiest travel days of the year. SENT: 320 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, photos pursuing.





ST. JOHNS, Mich. — Construction has begun in central Michigan on a $555 million diary processing plant that will have the capacity to process a quarter of the milk produced in the state each year. SENT: 275 words, photos.


FLINT, Mich. — A public art project hopes to help heal the community in Flint. Sandra Branch said Flint had been under a veil of darkness for decades, and it was having an impact on the mentality of its residents. She wanted to take action, and in 2014, she helped found the Greater Flint Arts Council, with her eyes on gathering grant funding to create public art in place of blight. By Jake May, The Flint Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 981 words.


GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — A Michigan church is being renovated into a hotel. At the corner of West Scott and Harrison streets is the oldest standing church building in Grand Ledge. Originally home to Grand Ledge Baptist Church, now located on Willow Highway, it dates back 139 years, to 1879, and is part of the community’s historical landscape. By next fall it will be transformed into a modern but “cozy” 12-room artisan hotel. By Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 912 words.


— POT DISPENSARY SHOOTING: Authorities say a security guard working at a Detroit medical marijuana dispensary was shot twice during an exchange of gunfire with someone on the property.

— OBIT-MADISON BISHOP: The Diocese of Madison says Bishop Robert C. Morlino has died at age 71. The diocese said in a statement that Morlino died Saturday night at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Diocese spokesman Brent King says the bishop suffered an apparent heart attack while undergoing medical tests. A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Morlino became a priest in the Diocese of Kalamazoo in 1981.

— KALAMAZOO RIVER CLEANUP: A southwestern Michigan Superfund site in Allegan and Kalamazoo counties is being put on a list for immediate action.

— TRANSPORTATION PROJECT-GRANTS: A workshop is scheduled in Detroit for community officials, transit agencies, planners, school districts and engineers interested in learning about a competitive grant program for transportation and other projects.



DETROIT — After a rare win Friday against Milwaukee, the Suns take on the Pistons. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.


Fresh from a stunning upset of Michigan, No. 10 Ohio State prepares for a trip to Indianapolis to play No. 20 Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday. Coaches Urban Meyer and Pat Fitzgerald talk to reporters about the match-up in teleconferences. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — With its best chance in years to beat Ohio State in The Game, Michigan crashed and burned. Michigan’s “revenge tour” — along with its Big Ten and national title hopes — ended in misery on a cold, gray Saturday in Ohio Stadium, where the Wolverines have been unable to win a game since 2000. Final score: Ohio State 62, Michigan 39. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 630 words, photos. NOTE: An official scoring change was announced Sunday by Ohio State that credited Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins with an additional touchdown pass on a 78-yard play to Parris Campbell that was originally ruled a rushing attempt.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This season for Ohio State has been anything but normal, beginning with its celebrated coach suspended for three games. By Ralph Russo. SENT: 900 words, photos. NOTE: An official scoring change was announced Sunday by Ohio State that credited Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins with an additional touchdown pass on a 78-yard play to Parris Campbell that was originally ruled a rushing attempt.


— BKC--SIENA HEIGHTS-CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Siena Heights plays Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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