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

May 27, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

FIAT CHRYSLER-RENAULT

PARIS _ Fiat Chrysler proposes to merge with France’s Renault to create the world’s third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles. The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would produce some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging General Motors and trailing only Volkswagen and Toyota. Angela Charlton and Colleen Barry. SENT: 920 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

GILBERT HOSPITALIZED

CLEVELAND _ Cavaliers owner and billionaire Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. By Tom Withers. SENT: 300 words, photo.

CONTAMINATION CLEANUP

ST. LOUIS, Mich. _ Cleanup work has resumed at a former chemical plant in central Michigan that’s become one of the country’s costliest Superfund sites. SENT: 240 words, photos.

PRISON FOOD SERVICE

LANSING, Mich. _ Food service has greatly improved since Michigan dropped private contractors and put state employees again in prison kitchens, the Corrections Department says. SENT: 320 words.

EXCHANGE-BELLA RIVER REHAB

PORT HURON, Mich. _ A few picnic tables and charcoal grills greet visitors pulling off of Gratiot Avenue into Belle River Roadside Park. The ground slopes down to the bank of the Belle River, which winds through the woods. Belle River Roadside Park is slated for a round of habitat rehabilitation and other work. The work will be performed with a $449,750 grant through the Aquatic Habitat Grants Program under the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. By Jeremy Ervin, Times Herald. SENT: 428 words.

EXCHANGE-CAMP FISH TALES

MIDLAND, Mich. _ Camp Fish Tales, a barrier-free camp that serves individuals with special needs, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house and 5K fun run. Located on 67 acres, Camp Fish Tales provides specialized camping experiences for individuals of all ages with varying types of disabilities — from rock climbing and ziplining to fishing, archery and more. Campers get to do things at Camp Fish Tales that they normally wouldn’t get to do, said Executive Director Shannon Forshee. She said her favorite part about it is the friendships the campers make with one another. By Ashley Schafer, Midland Daily News. SENT: 929 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MEIJER GARDENS-ROOFTOP: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has opened a new attraction — on the roof.

_ DETROIT GRAND PRIX-MUSEUM: Do you like car racing? Make a pit stop at the Detroit Historical Museum.

SPORTS:

TIGERS-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE: Detroit plays Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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