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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

March 11, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

PRISON CONSULTANTS

It’s a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a year off your sentence. Federal prosecutors have long suspected abuses in the program, which has enrolled a deep list of high-profile convicts. At least three Michigan residents have been charged. By Dave Collins. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MICHIGAN COMMENCEMENT-GOVERNOR: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the spring commencement address for the University of Michigan.

_ GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 4 cents from a week ago to about $2.52 per gallon.

_ BELLE ISLE CONSERVATORY: The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Detroit’s Belle Isle remains closed for renovation work .

SPORTS:

PISTONS-NETS

BROOKLYN, N.Y. _ The Pistons play the Nets.

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