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

June 11, 2018

Good morning! 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, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DETROIT TRAIN STATION-FORD

DETROIT — Owners of the vacant, hulking 105-year-old Michigan Central Station in Detroit are planning to make an announcement about its future. Developing from 9 a.m. news conference. Photos planned.

BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A reckless driver who was on drugs when his pickup truck crashed into a pack of bicyclists, killing five, in southwestern Michigan faces sentencing.

AROUND THE STATE:

BETTY FORD PLAY-Q&A

BOSTON — It’s no exaggeration to say Betty Ford changed the national conversation about addiction. The former U.S. first lady from Michigan, who died in 2011, established drug and alcohol treatment centers credited with helping generations of celebrities and ordinary Americans alike overcome addiction. She also was a leading advocate for breast cancer awareness. By William J. Kole. SENT: 670 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have edged up about a penny in the past week to about $3.01 per gallon.

SPORTS:

NASCAR-FORD’S WEEKEND

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Ford vs. Chevy is always a big subplot when NASCAR comes to Michigan. This past weekend, it was no contest. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

SPORTS:

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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