AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI
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 email@example.com. David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because the power-assisted steering can briefly shut down. The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs. SENT: 130 words.
— MENTOR PROGRAM-LAWSUIT: A young woman who was sexually abused as a teenager during a mentor program at a fire department in western Michigan is suing the Boy Scouts of America and others involved in the case.
— HIGHWAY WORKER KILLED: A woman has been sentenced to 46 months to 15 years in prison for a crash that killed a 57-year-old road construction worker near downtown Detroit.
— MOTOWN MUSEUM-SINGING COMPETITION: The Motown Museum has launched a singing competition that aims to nurture talent as its namesake label did in Detroit decades ago.
FATAL POLICE CHASE-MICHIGAN: The driver of an auto fleeing police that crashed into an SUV, killing one and injuring four others has been found guilty of second-degree murder. Theresa Marie Gafken was found guilty Wednesday in the death of 48-year-old Kristine Donahue of Chesterfield Township.
— SCRAP TIRES-GRANTS: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is still accepting applications for grants supporting cleanup and reuse of scrap tires. Castoff tires pose a fire risk and are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
— PROSECUTOR-LEADERSHIP: The western Michigan prosecutor who won murder convictions in two high-profile cases will lead a statewide group of prosecutors for a year.
FBC--BIG TEN-WORTH THE RISK?
The last two Big Ten champions didn’t make college football’s playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
— FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK. SENT: 500 words.
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