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

July 10, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 6 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORY:

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES

SAN DIEGO — Dozens of immigrant children under the age of 5, including some in Michigan, will be released from government custody and reunited with their parents Tuesday after being separated at the border under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. By Elliot Spagat. Moving on national lines.

AROUND THE STATE:

HISTORICAL MUSEUM-MURAL

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — A history museum in southeastern Michigan is set to unveil a mural celebrating the city’s immigrants, despite the artist being behind schedule. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— SENTENCING RULES: The Michigan Supreme Court says a major change in the state’s sentencing rules won’t be applied retroactively when appeals have been long exhausted.

— CEMETERY ASSAULT: A second person has been sentenced in a 2017 attack on a man who was digging for money he thought was hidden in a mid-Michigan cemetery.

— NATURAL GAS PLANT: Construction on a nearly $1 billion natural gas power plant in southwestern Michigan probably has been pushed back to next year.

— NUCLEAR PLANT: A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan is back at full power after operating at reduced power for repairs.

— DIRT BIKE STRUCK: A 14-year-old boy has died after the dirt bike he was riding was struck by an SUV in southeastern Michigan.

— CHILD DEATH-DETROIT: Authorities say a young girl apparently fell through a hole in the floor of a home in Detroit and drowned in standing water in the basement.

— ANIMALS SEIZED: More than two dozen dogs and cats living in awful conditions have been removed from a home in Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula.

— GUN BUYBACK-WAYNE COUNTY: The Wayne County sheriff’s office is working to get guns off the streets by buying them this weekend with no questions asked.

— OVERTIME VIOLATIONS: The government says a Michigan truck accessories manufacturer has agreed to pay $308,000 in back wages owed to 134 employees.

— PURPLE HEART-RETURN: Relatives of three dead U.S servicemen plan to gather in western Michigan to receive lost Purple Heart earned in World War II.

SPORTS:

TIGERS-RAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays try to extend their winning streak to four when they continue a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers, who lost the series opener in extra innings. By Mark Didtler. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

EASTERN MICHIGAN ATHLETICS

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University is under federal investigation for allegations its athletic program discriminated against female athletes by not offering equal opportunities. Developing.

— LIONS-RADIO: Jim Brandstatter is out after 31 years as a radio broadcaster at Detroit Lions games.

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