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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

August 24, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LANSING, Mich. — Republicans hoping to extend their 24-year reign at the helm of the secretary of state’s office will choose between an academic who co-chaired Donald Trump’s Michigan campaign and an accountant with business and nonprofit experience. The winner of the nomination at Saturday’s GOP convention in Lansing will advance to face Democrat Jocelyn Benson. Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is term-limited. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words.


LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University’s former head gymnastics coach is the latest person to be charged in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs amid the investigations into the once-renowned gymnastics doctor. SENT: 1,000 words.


— OFFICER SHOT: An off-duty Police Huron police officer has been fatally shot at an apartment building.

— FIREFIGHTER KILLED: Detroit police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an off-duty firefighter.

— DETROIT POLICE-LAWSUIT: The Detroit Police Department has been hit by a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of black officer who alleges a racially hostile work environment.



DETROIT — Michael Fulmer returns to the mound for the Tigers after missing over a month with an oblique injury. Reynaldo Lopez starts for Chicago. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


TAMPA, Fla. — Coaches Dirk Koetter and Matt Patricia take an extended look at most of their starters when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions meet in Week 3 of the NFL preseason. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


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