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

November 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DETROIT — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn’t think that the systems make their vehicles self-driving, and that they should always be ready to take control. AAA also said that use of the word “pilot” by automakers in naming their systems can make some owners believe the vehicles can drive themselves. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 550 words, photo.


DETROIT — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers’ home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza is scheduled to be sentenced. Jaylon Kerley earlier pleaded guilty to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of food law violations. The 21-year-old’s lawyer has said Kerley understood what he did during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park was wrong. Developing on merits from scheduled 9 a.m. ET sentencing hearing.


— PRIESTS-ABUSE-MICHIGAN: A Roman Catholic diocese in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has released a list naming 10 priests accused of sexual misconduct dating back to 1971. The list was recently made public on the website of the Diocese of Gaylord.

— FUNERAL HOME INVESTIGATIONS-DETROIT: State regulators have found no serious mortuary science or pre-paid funeral violations following inspections of 43 funeral homes in Detroit.

— UNEMPLOYMENT-MICHIGAN: Michigan’s unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent in October.

— WOMAN SLAIN-DUMBBELL: A suburban Detroit man has been charged in the fatal bludgeoning of his 55-year-old aunt with a 15-pound dumbbell.

— DEER HUNT: As deer hunters take to woods and fields for the annual firearms season, Michigan wildlife experts say prospects are good for an uptick in the harvest.



Ottawa — The Detroit Red Wings look to extend their four-game winning streak as they play the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Detroit has won seven of its last eight to get back to .500 (8-8-2) after a 1-7-2 start. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET


ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have allowed 16 sacks in the past two games — and this week isn’t off to a good start either for the offensive line. The Lions put guard T.J. Lang on injured reserve with a neck injury Wednesday. Lang has missed three games this season, including last weekend’s loss at Chicago. Detroit signed cornerback Mike Ford to the active roster from the practice squad and signed safety David Jones to the practice squad. By Noah Trister. SENT: 450 words, photos. Moved late Wednesday and available for use.


DETROIT — Matthew Stafford and the Lions will try to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on Cam Newton and Carolina. Newton has played well of late, but the Panthers are coming off a lopsided loss to Pittsburgh. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Moving in advance for weekend use.


This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they’re still in line to play for the Big Ten championship if they take care of business at Maryland and win “The Game” against Michigan for the seventh straight year. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 550 words, photos.


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