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

July 28, 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. Ed White 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

MOTEL FIRE-MICHIGAN

SODUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A fire sweeps through a southwestern Michigan motel, killing a woman and five of her children. The woman’s husband, who also was father to some victims, survived. “It tears at your heart,” an officer says. SENT: 260 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

MICHIGAN SENATE

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Republicans’ uphill bid to grab hold of a U.S. Senate seat for just the second time in 40 years starts with an increasingly testy primary between two Detroit-area businessmen who are trading barbs over Donald Trump and their own business records. The winner of the Aug. 7 contest, John James or Sandy Pensler, will advance to face third-term Sen. Debbie Stabenow. By David Eggert. SENT: 880 words, photos.

MICHIGAN DUNES-DEVELOPMENT

SAUGATUCK, Mich. — Developers of high-end homes in the Lake Michigan sand dunes are using a 114-year-old document in a legal dispute against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-BELL IN CHARGE

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A Michigan brewery has no plans to hire a new CEO. Larry Bell remains at the helm of Bell’s Brewery. His daughter, Laura Bell, served as CEO for more than a year until she stepped down from the position in May and the company is not planning on hiring a new CEO at this point, Larry Bell said. Laura Bell remains a shareholder, he said. By Brad Devereaux, Kalamazoo Gazette. SENT: 934 words.

EXCHANGE-LILY FARM

THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. — A Michigan farm has 1,000 varieties of day lilies. It is peak season at the Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm in Thompsonville. The farm grows, hybridizes and sells the summer-flowering perennials known for their vibrant blooms, distinctive trumpet shape and ease of care. By Marta Hepler Drahos, Traverse City Record-Eagle. SENT: 884 words, photo MITRA501.

IN BRIEF:

— FORESTS-EROSION: Michigan officials have updated a list of best-management practices to prevent soil erosion and runoff pollution during logging and other forest management activities.

— PROFESSOR-HOMICIDE: An ex-convict is ordered to trial in the fatal stabbing of a retired University of Michigan chemistry professor.

— MAKER FAIRE-DETROIT: The Henry Ford history attraction in suburban Detroit is hosting an annual festival celebrating arts, crafts, engineering and technology.

SPORTS:

LIVERPOOL-MANCHESTER UNITED

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Liverpool and Manchester United could draw a crowd of over 100,000 when they play an International Champions Cup match at Michigan Stadium. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Game starts at 5:05 p.m.

INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Mike Clevinger (7-6) takes the mound for the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians as the rebuilding Detroit Tigers counter with Blaine Hardy (3-3) in the second of a three-game series. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6:10 p.m.

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