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

January 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



WASHINGTON _ They “dabbed” on the House floor. One tiny voice from somewhere deep in Democratic ranks yelled, “Boring!” And when their parents swore to faithfully serve as members of the new 116th Congress, many of them raised their little hands, too. The children of the new House and Senate were the stars of Thursday’s opening rituals and roll calls, reminders that whatever business awaited the grown-ups _ the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump, divided government _ the new Congress is in. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 990 words, photos.


_ MICHIGAN PRISONS-JOBS: Michigan is looking to fill about 700 vacant corrections officer positions at its prisons. Department of Corrections Spokesman Chris Gautz tells the Detroit Free Press that the department has been losing about 50 officers a month over the last few years.

_ NUCLEAR PLANT-MICHIGAN: A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is back online after being shut down last month for repairs.

_ SOCIAL SECURITY THEFT: A Detroit-area woman won’t go to prison but must repay $170,000 in Social Security benefits that were directly deposited into a bank account for years after her mother’s death.

_ DRINKING WATER LOANS: State regulators are soliciting more applications for low-interest loans to upgrade public drinking water facilities.

_ DETROIT YOUTH THEATRE-GRANT: A foundation started by “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller is giving a $1 million grant to the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.



DETROIT _ The Nashville Predators are shooting for their third straight win against the Detroit Red Wings, who are hoping to avoid matching a season-high, seven-game losing streak. By Paul Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.


Buffalo plays Eastern Michigan at Convocation Center (MI). UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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