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

August 22, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LANSING, Mich. — Michigan officials say they’re halfway finished with collecting samples for a statewide study of toxic chemicals that have been detected in 33 states’ drinking water. The Department of Environmental Quality has sampled 892 of Michigan’s 1,841 public water systems and schools with their own wells. They are looking for polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS. SENT: 130 words.


— MARQUETTE SCHOOLS-LEAD: A school district in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula says it’s replacing several drinking fountains after tests found elevated levels of lead in water at some of its buildings. Marquette Area Public Schools this week issued an update after initial tests came back in July.

— SISTER SHOT-MICHIGAN: Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been charged in the accidental shooting of his 14-year-old sister at their home in western Michigan.

— COLLEGE STUDENTS-SERVICE: Nearly 200 college students in the Upper Peninsula have been serving their community before hitting the books.



DETROIT — Jon Lester tries for his 14th win of the season when the Cubs take on Francisco Liriano and the Tigers. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:10 p.m. ET.


The College Football Playoff has yet to produce a real surprise team. In four seasons, nine schools have reached the semifinals — and even the teams that came from outside the AP preseason Top 25 were traditional powers. Predictions for the 2018 college football season include Michigan (East) over Wisconsin (West) in the Big Ten. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, photos.


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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