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

March 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

GENERAL MOTORS-LEAVING HOME

TOLEDO, Ohio _ Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close this year are facing a painful choice: Take the company’s offer to work at another factory — possibly hundreds of miles away — even if that means leaving behind their families, their homes and everything they’ve built. Or stay and risk losing their high-paying jobs. By John Seewer. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-DELIVERY

DETROIT _ Nearly four dozen medical marijuana delivery businesses are operating in Detroit, even though Michigan regulators haven’t yet approved any home delivery licenses. SENT: 420 words.

EXCHANGE-MANSION REBORN

DETROIT _ Detroit developer Joel Landy said no one believed he could save the historic James Scott Mansion when he bought it from the city in the early 2000′s. The castle-like, Romanesque-style building sat empty for decades, opened to the elements and its interior caved in after numerous fires. Landy recently opened the doors for a look at the renovated mansion-turned-apartment building. By Candice Williams, The Detroit News. SENT: 787 words, photos MIDTN301-304..

EXCHANGE-GOLF SIMULATOR

ALBION, Mich. _ Teeing off on jewel-green grass with a view of sunny skies and clear blue waters in the winter is more or less an impossible dream in Michigan. But, in the newly opened Mitchell Golf Performance Studio in downtown Albion, you’ll be able to get close with its high-resolution golf simulator. Mitchell Golf Equipment Company is a golf equipment manufacturer. It started in Ohio but all of its operations moved to Albion in 2016 when Albion’s Caster Concepts acquired it. By Natasha Blakely, Battle Creek Enquirer. SENT: 488 words, photos MIBAT501-503.

IN BRIEF:

_ BICYCLISTS KILLED: The state Transportation Department won’t be liable in the deaths of two women who were struck while riding bicycles in Jackson County.

_ FATAL STABBING: Police in southwestern Michigan say a man’s body was found in a basement four to five days after he was fatally stabbed.

_ GRAND RIVER GREENWAY: Efforts are moving forward on the Grand River Greenway trail project in western Michigan with newly announced agreements to acquire additional land.

_ RURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS: More than a dozen grants have been awarded to promote the sustainability of land-based industries in Michigan and support infrastructure benefiting rural communities.

_ BOSTON HOMICIDE: A 32-year-old man identified by police as the victim of a fatal shooting was an assistant basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus who once played at the University of Michigan.

SPORTS:

MICHIGAN-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. _ Michigan plays Maryland in Big Ten basketball. 3:45 p.m.

RAPTORS-PISTONS

DETROIT _ Toronto plays Detroit in the NBA. 6 p.m.

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