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

August 11, 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. Tom Davies is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OSCODA, Mich. — A federal health agency says contaminated drinking water might have caused cancer and other chronic disease among veterans and families who lived at a former northern Michigan military base. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry released last month a draft report about the Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, Michigan, MLive.com reported. The report concluded that people who consumed or had skin contact with Wurtsmith water may be at an increased risk for cancer. SENT: 300 words, photo.



LONG BEACH, Ind. — An Indiana man alleges a homeowner along Lake Michigan tried to remove people from the beach despite an Indiana Supreme Court ruling allowing lakeshore access. The Indiana Supreme Court in February ruled that the state owns the shoreline and holds it in trust for all residents. The ruling set the ordinary high water mark as the boundary between the state-owned land and the interests of private property owners. SENT: 350 words.


ST. JOHNS, Mich. — A disabled Michigan veteran who’s missing his left leg is setting powerlifting records. Bobby Body has set records at national and international powerlifting competitions, bench pressing more than double his own weight. He gets plenty of questions about his last name, but his missing left leg is often the first thing people notice about him. It was amputated above the knee five years ago, the result of an injury Body sustained while he was in the U.S. Army. By Rachel Greco. Lansing State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,700 words.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A team of University of Michigan electrical and computer engineering professors has created a computer that’s the size of a speck of dust. The Michigan Micro Mote measures in at a mere 0.3 millimeters on each side. The UM device is capable of measuring temperature and could be useful in studying tumors for oncology research. By Martin Slagter. The Ann Arbor News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 900 words.


— NUCLEAR RODS SHIPMENT: The owner of a northern Illinois nuclear plant wants to ship about 45 pounds of highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods through Michigan on their way to a Canadian testing facility. Excelon Generation says the rods will be packed inside a 24-ton shipping cask for shipment from the LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station near Marseilles, Illinois, to Port Huron, Michigan.

— DEER DISEASE-HUNTING: Michigan officials have approved a series of deer hunting regulations intended to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. Among them is an immediate ban on baiting and feeding deer in the 16-county area of southern and central Michigan identified as the CWD Management Zone.

— FORMER SUPERINTENDENT-FOUNTAIN: A fountain has been dedicated in memory of former state Superintendent Brian Whiston, who led the Michigan Department of Education from 2015 up until his death this year.



DETROIT — The Tigers and Twins play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday, with Detroit’s Francisco Liriano facing Minnesota’s Kyle Gibson. The Tigers’ 5-3 win Friday night broke a six-game losing streak. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 6:10 p.m. ET


BROOKLYN, Mich. — Denny Hamlin hopes winning the pole at Michigan International Speedway leads to his first win of the season Sunday. UPCOMING: By Larry Lage. 600 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Jon Gruden jawed at the officials, worked closely with the quarterbacks and was once again adored by the Oakland Raiders fans. It was as if he had never left the Coliseum. Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a 16-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Friday night. The Lions also welcomed a new coach in Matt Patricia, who opted to rest star quarterback Matthew Stafford, who got enough work in two days of joint practices against Oakland. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 750 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan is trying to determine if any of its athletes violated NCAA rules by selling team-issued shoes. The school says the athletic department’s compliance office is looking into the matter. It’s not clear which athletes may have been involved. SENT: 130 words, photo.


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