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

January 28, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MILWAUKEE _ Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel roughly 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several states. But forecasters warn the most dangerous weather is yet to come: frigidly low temperatures that the region hasn’t seen in a quarter century. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 640 words, photos, video.


—WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Heavy snow has led to the closure of Michigan’s state government, including the Capitol building and legislative offices. SENT: 130 words, photos.

—WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST: The Latest on a major snowstorm and the expected frigid weather in the Midwest. Will be updated as developments occur.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ Scientists are rushing to salvage a study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park now that the government shutdown is over. Biologists typically spend seven weeks every winter on the Lake Superior island, observing how the predator and prey species interact. But the park was off-limits during the partial shutdown. Co-leader Rolf Peterson said Monday the team hopes to get to Isle Royale this week. By John Flesher. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.


—POLICE SHOOTING-MICHIGAN: Authorities say police fatally shot a man during a domestic disturbance in southern Michigan and an officer was injured after falling while being fired upon.

—MISSING COLLEGE STUDENT-UP: Authorities say searchers have found the body of a Northern Michigan University student who went missing on a hike to photograph waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

—MIDWEST BANK MERGER: Chemical Financial Corp. plans to acquire TCF Financial Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $3.6 billion that will create a Detroit-based bank with $45 billion in assets.

—JUDGE-MISCONDUCT: A technicality has stopped an effort to suspend a Livingston County judge who is facing criminal charges.

—DETROIT SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT: Plans are moving forward to redevelop a Detroit school building into a space for local entrepreneurs, startup businesses and area residents seeking workforce training.

—GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 10 cents from a week ago to about $2.17 per gallon.

—BTK KILLER’S FAMILY: A book by the daughter of the BTK serial killer about finding out that her father had killed 10 people in the Wichita area will be released Tuesday.


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