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

October 8, 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BALLOT SELFIES

DETROIT —Eager to snap and post an online photo of your ballot in the Nov. 6 election? Reconsider. A legal dispute over pictures in Michigan polling places still hasn’t reached the finish line — more than two years later. A millennial voter from the Kalamazoo area, Joel Crookston, filed a lawsuit in 2016 to try to stop a Michigan law that bars people from taking a photo of their marked ballot and sharing it publicly on social media. The case is moving slowly. By Ed White. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— SCHOOL BUS CRASH: Authorities say several children were taken to a hospital as a precaution after the school bus they were riding in was hit by another vehicle in Detroit.

— UTILITY WORKER DEATH: Officials say a 51-year-old Consumers Energy worker has died after being shocked by an electric line in Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up nearly 2 cents in the past week to about $3 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 58 cents more than at the same point last year.

— WRONG WAY-BANK: The Michigan appeals court says a bank can’t be blamed for a crash that occurred when a confused driver went the wrong way in suburban Detroit.

— UTILITY AID: The state of Michigan says nine service agencies have been awarded a total of $54 million in grants for low-income assistance with heating and electric bills and to teach energy self-sufficiency.

— INTERSTATE SHOOTOUT-MEMORIAL: An Illinois overpass will be renamed in honor of three men, including two law enforcement officers, who were killed decades ago in a 1979 shootout with a Michigan man.

SPORTS:

FBN--LIONS-GOLLADAY

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Second-year receiver Kenny Golladay is becoming a consistent performer for the Detroit Lions, and he had another nice game Sunday in a win over Green Bay. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBC--T25-MICHIGAN’S TEST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 12 Michigan is preparing to face the 15th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, its toughest test since opening with a loss at Notre Dame. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

HKN--RED WINGS-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks look to remain unbeaten when they host the winless Detroit Red Wings in the home opener of their 25th NHL season. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 10 p.m. ET.

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