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

November 23, 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. Corey Williams is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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LONG BEACH, Ind. — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until next year whether to consider arguments from residents of Chief Justice John Roberts’ Indiana hometown over ownership of the Lake Michigan community’s shoreline. The court is giving the Indiana attorney general’s office an extra two months for a response to the request from Don and Bobbie Gunderson of Long Beach, Indiana, for the Supreme Court review. That response is now due Jan. 11, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. The Gundersons want to appeal a February decision by the Indiana Supreme Court that set the ordinary high water mark as the boundary between state-owned land under Lake Michigan and private property. They contend their lakefront property extends to the water’s edge and that landowners have the right to limit who uses the beaches abutting their properties. SENT: 415 words.



The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a brake vacuum pump can deteriorate, causing increased braking effort and longer stopping distances. The agency has 111 consumer complaints including nine crashes and two injuries. The investigation covers 2014 through 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Also involved are Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs. The agency will determine how often the problem happens and whether a recall is necessary. SENT: 150 words, photos.


— BARGE HITS PIER-DETROIT: A Canadian barge carrying steel coil has crashed into a concrete pier along the west Detroit riverfront.

— OBIT-RADULOVICH LAWYER: A Michigan lawyer who represented an Air Force reservist during the Red Scare era of the 1950s has died. He was 92.

— MEDIA-CNN-MICHIGAN JUDGE: A Michigan judge’s office fielded angry phone calls after callers mistook him for a federal judge who restored CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s access to the White House.

— ROAD CONDITIONS ASSESSMENTS-FUNDING: The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments has awarded $60,000 in state funding to more than a dozen communities to support assessments of road conditions.

— GAS PIPELINES-OHIO: A new high-pressure natural gas pipeline crossing northern Ohio has been completed, but work to finish restoring the landscape disturbed by the construction along some of the 255-mile (410-kilometer) route will wait until after winter.



LAS VEGAS — Michigan State plays Texas in the championship of the Las Vegas Invitational. The Spartans defeated UCLA Thursday night to move on to Friday’s championship game. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals host the Detroit Red Wings. Game starts at 4 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


DETROIT — After a two-point loss at Houston on Wednesday, the Pistons return home to face the Rockets again. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Last year’s Ohio State hero has to try to beat Michigan again in The Game. Backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. entered the game in the third quarter because an injury to starter J.T. Barrett. Haskins sparked a touchdown drive and an eventual 31-20 win over the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Now the starter, Haskins will lead the No. 10 Buckeyes against No. 4 Michigan at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State enters the game in an unfamiliar position — underdog. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 670 words, photos.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has urged fans to turn out this weekend and make the Spartans’ regular-season finale a positive experience for the seniors playing their final home game. Michigan State has lost two straight, but that’s nothing compared to what its next opponent has gone through. Rutgers has lost 10 in a row entering this weekend’s matchup with the Spartans. By Noah Trister. SENT: 640 words, photos.


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