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

February 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EEL FARM-MICHIGAN

ST. JOHNS, Mich. _ A Florida-based company may build a $30 million commercial eel farm in Michigan. The Lansing State Journal reports that Aqua Vida Aquaculture is considering land in an industrial park in St. Johns, which is about 24 miles north of Lansing. The facility would occupy up to 2 acres and could create about 25 jobs. The company’s founder says the facility would raise African longfin eel and American eel. He says the fish are a source of “high quality protein” and are often grilled, stewed or roasted. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

—GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 8 cents from a week ago to about $2.37 per gallon.

—CYBER CRIME-SENIOR CITIZENS: Authorities in Macomb County are hosting a program designed to show senior citizens how to avoid becoming victim to computer-related crimes.

—DETROIT REDEVELOPMENT: The city is planning to sell a long-vacant building on Detroit’s west side to a group that wants to redevelop it into 180 new residential units and retail space.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN STATE-WARD

EAST LANSING, Mich. _ No. 10 Michigan State expects to be without standout junior Nick Ward for at least a few weeks because he needed surgery on his broken left hand. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.

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