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

July 11, 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. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Herbert G. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio’s governor is set to announce new steps to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie. Gov. John Kasich’s office says he’ll announce a new plan on Wednesday to deal with water quality issues. Developing from 2:30 p.m. news conference.



DETROIT — Detroit education officials are working to address shortfalls in the school district’s special education program after audits found it’s failing to meet student needs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Relatives of three dead U.S. servicemen get the lost Purple Heart medals that their loved ones earned during World War II. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— RACCOON RESCUE-OFFICERS: Two Michigan police officers are credited with rescuing a baby raccoon that was trapped in a barrel of sludge.

— ATTORNEY GENEREAL-INDEPENDENT: A federal prosecutor has quit his job to launch an independent candidacy for Michigan attorney general.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-HEARING: Michigan regulators will take public comments on a proposal for more anchor supports in the Straits of Mackinac to bolster twin oil pipelines.

— WAYNE STATE-FUNDRAISING: Wayne State University has reached a $750 million fundraising campaign goal three months early.



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Right-hander Hunter Wood gets the start when the Tampa Bay Rays go for a sweep of a three-game series against Detroit. Jordan Zimmerman starts for the Tigers. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 12:10 p.m.

— BIG3-DETROIT: A playground-themed basketball league featuring former NBA stars is making a stop at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.


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