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

December 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan man who was sentenced to life in prison without parole as a teenager after being convicted of murder, kidnapping and other charges has been resentenced to 35-60 years in prison. SENT: 130 words.


_ WIND ENERGY-UP: Opponents of a wind-energy project in the Upper Peninsula have submitted enough petition signatures to qualify for a referendum.

_ DOCTOR-CHILD PORN: A former University of Michigan doctor who lost his job and medical license after child pornography allegations surfaced has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

_ SHERIFF ARRESTED: A mid-Michigan sheriff who was arrested for suspected drunken driving after leaving a deer hunting camp in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has pleaded guilty in the case.

_ XGR--STATE PARK FEE: Michigan drivers who renew their registration would have to opt out to avoid paying an $11 fee that allows unlimited entry into state parks under a bill advancing in the Legislature.



DETROIT _ The Ottawa Senators visit the Detroit Red Wings in a matchup of teams that have both been hovering around .500 for a month. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.


YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan’s football team has stepped out of the shadows cast by the neighboring University of Michigan and four professional teams just down the road in the Motor City. The Eagles (7-5) will face Georgia Southern (9-3) in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday, earning a spot in postseason play for the second time in three years and just the third time since the school started playing major college football in the mid-1970s. By Larry Lage. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.


Georgia Southern is seeking win No. 10 against Eastern Michigan, which has already rebounded from a rough 2017 season. UPCOMING: 300 words. Expected by noon.


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