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

July 12, 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 Herbert G. McCann. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TOLEDO, Ohio — Researchers are forecasting another significant algae bloom on western Lake Erie this summer, but say it will be smaller than last year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and research partners issued their annual algae forecast Thursday for the shallowest of the Great Lakes. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. Developing.



ST. IGNACE, Mich. — Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in remote northern Michigan. SENT: 130 words. May be updated.


LANSING, Mich. — A newspaper says 30 health care professionals were disciplined by Michigan regulators for sexual assault or misconduct in the last year. UPCOMING: 300 words.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Hold your nose: The worst-smelling flower in the world is blooming at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— SUSPECT STRUCK-OFFICER CHARGED: An officer accused of running over a man who was fleeing police in southwestern Michigan has been charged with assault.

— EXCAVATION PROJECT-SKULL: Officials say excavation at the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula is on hold after a human skull was found.

— GRAND RIVER SEWAGE: Officials say about 2.5 million gallons of partially treated sewage recently flowed from a lagoon at a mobile home park into the Grand River.

— NASA-NORTHERN MICHIGAN PROJECT: NASA has teamed up with a Michigan university and installed equipment on a Lake Superior island to measure Earth’s radiation.

— EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT-MICHIGAN: Federal funding will help four counties in northern Michigan buy equipment for emergency first responders.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-HEARING: More than two dozen people spoke out at a public hearing against a proposal for more anchor supports in the Straits of Mackinac to bolster twin oil pipelines.



DETROIT — Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83. SENT: 250 words, photos.


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