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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 2 pm, MI

January 21, 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. Ed White is on the desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

AIR POLLUTION INVESTIGATION

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. _ Michigan regulators are expanding an investigation into air pollution produced by a medical-device manufacturer, and the results could be factored into a cancer study. SENT: 250 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE IN BRIEF:

_ WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN: A man in charge of transportation at a southwestern Michigan school district has died while shoveling snow.

_ POLICE CRASH-MARIJUANA: State police say a man who admitted smoking marijuana lost control of his car and struck a trooper’s vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in Detroit.

_ INDIANA DUNES-NATIONAL PARK: A new effort is being made in Congress to designate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along southern Lake Michigan as a national park.

_ HEALTH SYSTEM-ART: A health system plans to turn a vacant commercial building in Detroit into an arts destination.

_ TEEN DRIVERS-SAFETY: Students at 62 Michigan high schools are participating in a program that’s designed to make teenagers safer drivers.

SPORTS:

MARYLAND-MICHIGAN ST

EAST LANSING, Mich. _ No. 13 Maryland plays No. 6 Michigan State at the Breslin Center. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

PISTONS-WIZARDS

WASHINGTON _ The Wizards play their first game since returning from London when they host the Detroit Pistons. By Stephen Whyno. Game starts at 2 p.m.

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