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

October 4, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TORONTO — U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wouldn’t be bullied in trade talks. Trump called Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest.” He threatened tariffs on cars and slapped them on steel. The unprecedented attacks on America’s closest ally left a bitter taste. But Canadians mostly feel relieved after reaching a new trade agreement with Trump. Many said it could have been a lot worse. Canada avoided auto tariffs and maintained access to the all-important American market. By Rob Gillies. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. Moving in national services.



DETROIT — A federal grand jury has indicted a Detroit city councilman on bribery charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit says Gabe Leland faces one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and two counts of bribery. Authorities say $15,000 in bribes and free auto body work were solicited and accepted from a local business owner. The indictment also accuses Leland of agreeing to help delay or prevent the city’s sale of property the business owner believed was his. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FUNDRAISING: The University of Michigan has raised $5 billion so far during its multi-year fundraising campaign that’s scheduled to wrap up at the end of 2018. University President Mark Schlissel announced Thursday the “Victors for Michigan” campaign reached that mark with support from more than 382,000 donors.

— WANDERING EMUS KILLED: Authorities say they had to kill three emus found wandering in western Michigan after they weren’t able to figure out who owned the big birds. Allegan County sheriff’s Capt. Chris Kuhn says “attempts were made to corral them” after they were spotted, but that didn’t work.

— TRUCK INTO BANK: Police say six people have been injured after a pickup truck crashed into a western Michigan bank and drove through it. Wyoming, Michigan, police Capt. James Maguffee says the truck veered off a road, struck a minivan in the bank parking lot, went through the building and hit an SUV in the rear parking lot.

— MOTHER SLAIN-SON CHARGED: A young mid-Michigan man charged with killing his mother as she slept has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the case.

— KAYAKER DEATH: The body of a kayaker who was missing since last month has been found in the west arm of the Grand Traverse Bay off of Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula.

— OFFICER SICKENED-DETROIT: Authorities say a Detroit police officer collapsed at the scene of shooting and stabbing investigation after possibly coming in contact with horse tranquilizer.

— COURTS-SECURITY: The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a rule that would create local courthouse security committees. The court will take public comment until Jan. 1.



DETROIT — The Columbus Blue Jackets, coming off consecutive postseason appearances for the first time, open the season on the road against the rebuilding Detroit Red Wings. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET.


DETROIT — The Detroit Lions desperately need a win against the Green Bay Packers to avoid going into their bye with a 1-4 record. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos for weekend use.





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