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

December 4, 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. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

WORKER COMPENSATION-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Bills to scale back Michigan’s new minimum wage hike and mandatory paid sick leave law are advancing in the Republican-led Legislature. A House panel backed the legislation on party lines Tuesday. The full House may approve the bills later Tuesday before they move to Gov. Rick Snyder, who has not said where he stands. By David Eggert. Developing.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS:

WETLANDS PROTECTION

LANSING, Mich. — The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate has approved hotly contested legislation that would ease landowners’ ability to fill in or build on wetlands. The bill, which won passage 23-14 along mostly party lines Tuesday, next goes to the GOP-led House. By David Eggert. Developing.

— DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT: More legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case is advancing in Michigan.

AROUND THE STATE:

DETROIT — Flint officials say they have reached a major milestone — early — related to the removal of lead water lines. But an environmental group that sued Flint to make changes says the city hasn’t met agreements laid out in a landmark settlement last year. By Jeff Karoub. UPCOMING: 350 words. 

IN BRIEF:

__ LEFT AT AIRPORT: American Airlines says video footage at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport shows a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair wasn’t left alone nearly as long as her family claims.

__CHILD DEATH-MICHIGAN: Authorities say a young child has died after getting entangled in a gate that had been placed on top of her playpen to keep her from getting out.

— MICHIGAN FIRE: Authorities say a pregnant woman and a child are dead and seven other people were taken to a hospital following an early-morning house fire in southwestern Michigan.

— UP STATE FAIR: Attendance at the Upper Peninsula State Fair was up 6 percent last summer over the previous year. The fair attracted 92,000 people over seven days in Escanaba in August — a record.

— DETROIT CHURCH-SKULL: Police say a possible human skull was found in a flower pot outside a Detroit church.

— LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS: The state is accepting applications from people who want to be temporary lighthouse keepers next spring and summer at the Tawas Point Lighthouse off the Lake Huron coast.

SPORTS:

HKN--LIGHTNING-WINGS

DETROIT — The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Detroit Red Wings, shooting for their fourth straight win. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. — No. 5 Michigan looks to continue its perfect start when it visits Vic Law and Northwestern. It’s only the second true road game for the Wolverines this season. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 9 p.m. ET

FBH--DIVISION 5-6 ALL-STATE

The Associated Press 2018 Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-State Team for Division 5-6 high school football in Michigan will be named on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 500 words. With FBH--Division 5-6 All-State-List.

— FERRIS ST-PLAYER DISMISSED: Ferris State University says a football player accused of striking a woman at an off-campus apartment has been dismissed from the team.

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