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

October 1, 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. Rick Callahan 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

JAIL DEATHS-MICHIGAN

DETROIT — A police officer and two paramedics have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who suffered convulsions in a suburban Detroit jail but wasn’t taken to a hospital. William Marshall died from cocaine toxicity at the Westland police lock-up in December. By Ed White. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— WIPER FLUID DEATH-MOTHER SENTENCED: A Michigan mother has received two years’ probation after failing to seek timely medical treatment for her disabled adult son who died from drinking windshield wiper fluid.

— PRIEST-ASSAULT: A 71-year-old Catholic priest in Michigan has backed out of a plea agreement in a criminal sexual conduct case and is expected to face trial.

— WINE SALES: Wine retailers outside Michigan are popping a cork over a major court ruling. A federal judge says it’s unconstitutional to block out-of-state retailers from sending bottles to customers in Michigan.

— SUSPICIOUS FIRES-MICHIGAN: Authorities say fires at a barn, a trailer and at least two other structures in a rural part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are being investigated as suspicious.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 10 cents in the past week to about $2.98 per gallon.

— MICHIGAN GRANT-ACTIVE LEARNING: Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.

— PAROLE DISPUTE: A Detroit-area man who won a Michigan Supreme Court case over a reduced sentence won’t be released while a judge hears from a murder victim’s family.

— GAME AREA EXPANSION: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has approved plans to expand the Petersburg State Game Area in southeastern Michigan.

— POLICE SHOOTING-MICHIGAN: Authorities say a 33-year-old homicide suspect who was injured while exchanging gunfire with officers on a freeway in western Michigan is out of the hospital and behind bars.

SPORTS:

FBN--LIONS-STEP BACK

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions failed to build on their win over New England. After a loss to Dallas, it feels like their season is teetering again. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m. ET.

FBN--LIONS-COWBOYS FOLO

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott limped off the field a couple of times during the game before combining with Dak Prescott on the decisive play for the Dallas Cowboys. The star running back had 25 carries and four catches on his way to a career-high 240 yards from scrimmage in a 26-24 win over Detroit on Sunday. SENT: 740 words. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon.

BBA--TIGERS WRAPUP

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers didn’t finish last this season, so it’s fair to say 2018 could have been worse. The question now is how long a rebuilding effort this is going to have to be. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN-HIGDON

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Karn Higdon has become one of Michigan’s most valuable players, averaging nearly 120 yards rushing for the 15th-ranked Wolverines. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET.

T25-NONCHALANT SPARTANS

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For a third straight game, Michigan State was outscored in the fourth quarter. If that worries coach Mark Dantonio, he did a pretty good job hiding it. SENT: 540 words. By Sports Writer Noah Trister.

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