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

November 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PONTIAC, Mich. — A white retired firefighter is expected to be sentenced for shooting at a black teenager who came to his suburban Detroit home for directions. Jeffrey Zeigler is due Tuesday morning in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac. A jury convicted him last month of assault and a gun crime. Fourteen-year-old Brennan Walker told police he missed a school bus on April 12 and knocked on Zeigler’s door in Rochester Hills after getting lost while walking. The teen says he ran after seeing a man inside the house grab a gun. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from a hearing set for 8:30 a.m. ET.


FLINT, Mich. — Closing arguments are planned Tuesday in the case against a man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport. Amor Ftouhi, a Tunisian who was living in Montreal, is charged with crimes including an act of terrorism at the Flint airport in 2017. Ftouhi says he’s innocent. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits.


DETROIT — A hearing is scheduled in federal court on the status of an Albanian man seeking sanctuary from deportation in a Detroit church. Tuesday’s hearing is on the government’s request to dismiss Ded Rranxburgaj’s petition to stop a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement order for removal after his legal status expired. Rranxburgaj has taken refuge since January at Central United Methodist Church. Developing from 2:30 p.m. ET court hearing, coverage on merits.


— MICHIGAN MARIJUANA: Some Michigan communities are already saying no to marijuana businesses after voters approved the use of the drug for people 21 and older. With AP Photo.

— CITY SEAL-RESTRICTIONS: The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is taking a closer look at an ordinance that bans unauthorized displays of its seal and flag after getting a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union.

— FOREST ROADS: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is taking public comments on proposed changes in its inventory of forest roads. The plan adds 26 miles of roads in northern Lower Peninsula, bringing the total to nearly 7,600 miles.

— MICHIGAN FIRE: A large commercial building fire lit up the night sky and sent heavy smoke billowing into the air in suburban Detroit.

— WOMAN-FRAUD: A Port Huron-area woman sent to prison after an extraordinary string of fraud soon will be released on parole.



DETROIT — Winners of six of their last seven, the Detroit Red Wings host Arizona on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Yes, Michigan State has had injury problems on offense, but the question for the Spartans is whether their problems run deeper than that. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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