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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

March 20, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MUELLER DEVOTEES

Democrats and others who view special counsel Robert Mueller as a folk hero can express themselves through a genre of arts and crafts inspired by the man leading the Russia probe into election meddling. Mueller is represented in paintings, prayer candles, valentines and ornaments, even a necklace, earrings and keychains. Some of those drawn to such Mueller iconography see the former FBI director as a symbol of hope during Donald Trump’s presidency. By Claire Galofaro. SENT: 1,080 words, photos. Michigan editors note Detroit interest.

IN BRIEF:

—POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING: A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife in January is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in the case.

—TRIBE-ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING: A Michigan-based Native American tribe has received a federal grant to modernize its environmental data reporting system.

—BROWNFIELD GRANT-FLINT: Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality has awarded Flint a nearly $500,000 brownfield grant to revitalize and safely reuse properties along a commercial corridor.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA TOURNAMENT-EAST PREVIEW

DES MOINES, Iowa _ After three consecutive first-weekend exits, Michigan State looks to make an NCAA Tournament run starting Thursday against Bradley. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKC--NCAA TOURNAMENT-WEST PREVIEW

SALT LAKE CITY _ Gonzaga’s team this season has been called more talented than the one that reached the NCAA title game two years ago. The Zags get their chance to prove it starting Thursday against Fairleigh Dickinson. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.

BKC--NCAA TOURNAMENT GUIDE

The NCAA Tournament somehow seems to be getting better every year, almost as if each bracket is extending from the previous one. Last year was one of the maddest of Marches, starting with Maryland-Baltimore County becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a 1 — poor Virginia — to Loyola-Chicago taking Sister Jean all the way to the Final Four. Surely it can’t get any better, right? Don’t bet against it. By John Marshall. SENT: 640 words, photos. Moving on national sports lines.

Also:

—FBN--TILLMAN-ROWING LAKE MICHIGAN: Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman says he has a fear of water, but it won’t stop him from building a boat and rowing across Lake Michigan for childhood cancer research.

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