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AP-MI--Michigan News Digest, MI

August 6, 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herb 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MICHIGAN VOTING-BLIND

LANSING TOWNSHIP, Mich. — New voting machines in Michigan may cause problems for residents with a visual disability. The Detroit Free Press says Tuesday’s primary will feature $40 million of new equipment that replaced aging voting machines. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

IN BRIEF:

— LAKE MICHIGAN DROWNINGS: Authorities say beachgoers formed human chains along the shores of Lake Michigan to rescue swimmers caught in rough water blamed for two drownings over the weekend.

— MICHIGAN DEATHS: Authorities say they’re investigating the deaths of three family members whose bodies were found inside a home in western Michigan.

— LAWMAKER-GUN: A northern Michigan lawmaker will not face criminal charges for carrying a loaded handgun through pre-flight screening at a local airport.

— CONGRESS-MICHIGAN-11TH DISTRICT: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing Democrat Haley Stevens for a congressional seat in suburban Detroit.

— MUSKEGON LAKE CLEANUP: Sawmill debris from Michigan’s early logging era is being removed from Muskegon Lake as part of a long-term environmental cleanup project. AP Photos.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have fallen about 8 cents in the past week to about $2.92 per gallon.

— FIGHTING BLIGHT-DETROIT: The Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the Detroit Land Bank Authority are presenting a walking tour showcasing vacant houses in an eastside neighborhood.

SPORTS:

FBN--LIONS-HEADING WEST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions get a chance to break up the monotony of the preseason when they head to Oakland to practice with the Raiders. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words.

FBN--COLTS-EBRON’S SECOND CHANCE

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Eric Ebron was supposed to be the breakout tight end of the 2014 draft. When things didn’t work out in Detroit, Ebron decided to team up with Pro Bowler Jack Doyle and Andrew Luck, the No. 1 pick in the draft, looking for a second chance. Turns out, the Indianapolis Colts could be the big winner. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BBA--TIGERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nick Tropeano takes the mound when the Los Angeles Angels return home to face Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 10 p.m.

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