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

September 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT — Tesla without Elon Musk at the wheel? To many of the electric car maker’s customers and investors that would be unthinkable. But that’s what government securities regulators now want to see. The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a federal court to oust Musk as Tesla’s chairman and CEO, alleging he committed securities fraud with false statements about plans to take the company private. The agency says in a complaint filed Thursday that Musk falsely claimed in an Aug. 7 statement on Twitter that funding had been secured for Tesla Inc. to go private at $420 per share, a substantial premium over the stock price at the time. By Business Writers Tom Krisher and Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


— LOTTERY TICKET EXPIRES: A Powerball ticket sold last year in Michigan that was worth $1 million has expired after nobody claimed the prize. The Michigan Lottery says the money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund after the Thursday afternoon deadline to claim it passed.

— CHILD DEATH-MICHIGAN: A Michigan man who authorities say threw his 1-year-old daughter against a wall, killing her, has been sentenced to 15 to 25 years in prison.

— DETROIT PARK-CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: A dedication ceremony is planned at a renovated Detroit park named after a civil rights activist slain in 1965 in Alabama.

— IRON BELLE TRAIL: A new section of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail is open in the Flint area. Bikers and hikers gathered on Thursday to officially open a 2¼-mile stretch of paved trail.

— LOGGING TRUCKS: Some local governments in the Upper Peninsula are opposing a Senate bill that would reduce seasonal restrictions on logging trucks and equipment.



MILWAUKEE — Jordan Zimmermann starts for the Detroit Tigers on Friday as they open a series against the Milwaukee Brewers, who are fighting for the NL Central Division title. Zimmermann is winless in his last three outings. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m.


EVANSTON, Ill. — On the surface, this seems like a good time for No. 14 Michigan to visit Northwestern. The Wolverines come rolling into the game on Saturday with three straight blowout wins since they dropped the opener and the Wildcats are reeling. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 700 words, photos.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — After starting Big Ten play with a win over Indiana, No. 21 Michigan State takes a break from the conference schedule for a matchup with Central Michigan. Coach Mark Dantonio isn’t exactly thrilled about it. By Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— EASTERN MICHIGAN-ATHLETICS: A federal judge has ordered a preliminary injunction to stop Eastern Michigan University from cutting some sports programs. U.S. District Judge George Steeh ruled Thursday that financial hardship is not a defense for a Title IX violation. SENT: 130 words.

— MICHIGAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME: The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame plans to enshrine its latest class of inductees. UPCOMING: 130 words about 9:30 p.m. AP Photos pursing.


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