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

December 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 who control Michigan’s Legislature are expected to vote on bills that would strip power from the Democratic secretary of state-elect and give lawmakers authority to intervene in lawsuits. Democrats won the governor, attorney general and secretary of state’s offices last month. But before they are sworn, GOP legislators are hoping to enact laws limiting or affecting the Democrats’ powers. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 700 words.


REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ford and Volkswagen are in talks about building VW vehicles in some of Ford’s U.S. factories. VW CEO Herbert Diess told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker in talks with Ford. The meeting was held Tuesday with executives from VW, BMW and Daimler to discuss trade issues. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 500 words, photos. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.


— NISSAN-INVESTIGATION: U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a suspension part on Nissan Altimas can come loose from the frame due to corrosion. The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 374,000 cars from 2013.

— INK FUMES: Authorities say that about 20 people were taken to hospitals after being sickened by fumes from spilled printer ink at an office park in southeastern Michigan.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE: Michigan regulators have issued a permit that allows more anchor supports to bolster twin oil pipelines in the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac.

— FARMS-NATURAL GAS: The state of Michigan is urging farmers to give up free natural gas. The Michigan Agency for Energy says 129 properties, mostly in the center of the state, are tapping into natural gas wells or pipelines for free. But the state says there are risks, especially if there’s a leak.

— ORCHARD RETIREMENT: After more than 40 years of growing and selling Paula Reds, Braeburns and much more, the owners of a popular western Michigan apple orchard are retiring with bushels full of memories.



MILWAUKEE — The Bucks will try to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time this season when they host the Detroit Pistons, who have won nine of their last 12 overall. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m. ET.


The Associated Press 2018 Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and All-State Team for Division 3-4 high school football in Michigan will be named on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 500 words. With FBH--Division 3-4 All-State-List.


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