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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



FRESNO, Calif. — The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. The second hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in Dearborn, Michigan — a city in a region dominated by the auto industry where it could get a better reception. A major auto industry trade group says it supports annual increases in fuel efficiency, but it also says customers aren’t buying more efficient cars. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 750 words, photos. Will be updated from Tuesday’s hearing.


— HOUSE CANDIDATE-EMBEZZLEMENT: Michigan’s Democratic Party and House Democrats are asking that a candidate end her run for a state House seat following allegations of embezzlement while she worked at a law firm.

— SINKING CAR-RESCUE: A Michigan woman who says helping those in need is in her nature is being credited with helping save a motorist from a vehicle in water for a second time in recent years.

— FOREST MANAGEMENT: Michigan officials are meeting with the public this fall to take suggestions on managing state-owned forest lands. The Department of Natural Resources says careful planning is needed to keep Michigan’s 4 million acres of state forest land healthy.

— BALTIMORE HOMICIDE RATE: FBI crime statistics place Baltimore’s homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000. Baltimore’s 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people.

— SUV CRASH-LAKE: A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to 1½ to 15 years behind bars for a crash into an icy southwestern Michigan lake that killed her boyfriend, who was a passenger in the SUV she was driving.

— DETROIT FIRE: Authorities say the bodies of two people that were burned beyond recognition have been found as Detroit firefighters responded to a fire at a house.

— LUNA PIER LIGHT-RENOVATIONS: An event will be held to celebrate revitalization efforts to a pier and scheduled renovations to the Luna Pier Lighthouse in southeastern Michigan’s Monroe County.

— UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-MICHIGAN: Michigan’s Treasury office is introducing a new website to help people claim lost or abandoned property. The website will allow electronic claim filings and searches for property and is expected to be up and running by Oct. 1.



DETROIT — Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders will join the Detroit Lions for their next game in Dallas as an ambassador for a team he left behind with a sudden retirement that created a rift between him and the franchise and fans. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.


DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings are desperately hoping 22-year-old center Dylan Larkin can become the next star for the once-proud franchise. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — Detroit plays Minnesota at Target Field to begin three-game series on Tuesday, with Spencer Turnbull (0-1) taking the mound. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8:10 p.m. ET.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Back from a bypass operation earlier this offseason, Michigan coach John Beilein speaks with reporters. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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