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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

April 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



EAST LANSING, Mich. _ A Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after filing a lawsuit against the school that alleges three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened. Bailey Kowalski came forward in a story published by The New York Times on Wednesday, saying she hopes other victims tell their stories. She will hold a news conference Thursday. The woman and players aren’t named in the suit. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Photos and video planned. Developing from 1 p.m. ET news conference.


DETROIT _ Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit settled in 2017 in which Michigan and the city of Flint agreed to replace thousands of lead-contaminated home water lines will update progress on the work. The Thursday news conference comes as the five-year anniversary nears when the city, under the control of state-appointed financial managers, tapped the Flint River as a temporary water source without treating it to reduce corrosion. As a result, lead leached from old pipes and fixtures. The AP is monitoring and plans a story on merits. Developing from 1 p.m. ET news conference.


—FATAL WRONG-WAY CRASH: Jurors in Florida have awarded $10 million to the parents of two teenagers killed in a crash with an RV driven by a 99-year-old Michigan man, bringing the total to $11 million.

—SPRING WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Parts of Michigan are getting hit with wintry weather as a storm system that unleashed a blizzard in the Upper Midwest moves through the region.

—CAMPUS MULTICULTURAL CENTER: The University of Michigan is opening a $10 million building dedicated to many cultures on campus.



MIAMI _ The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff matchups not being clinched until the final night was in the books _ the last three of them, out West, going down to literally the final moments. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 860 words, photos.


DETROIT _ The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians face off Thursday afternoon in the last game of their three-game series. The Indians won the first matchup Tuesday and the Tigers won Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.


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.