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

August 7, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. — A former legislative leader with the Democratic establishment’s backing and the state’s Republican attorney general are hoping to emerge from crowded fields in the primary for Michigan governor. The winners in Tuesday’s election will compete this fall for a seat that is opening due to the coming departure of GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, who has reached his term limit. By David Eggert. SENT: 500 words, photos. Will be updated throughout the day and into the evening as races are called.

— With MICHIGAN PRIMARY-THE LATEST. With AP Photos. With updates throughout the day and after the polls close at 8 p.m. local time.


DETROIT — John Conyers’ congressional seat will remain in a Democrat’s hands after Michigan’s primary on Tuesday. For the first time in more than five decades, though, it won’t be his. Conyers’ 13th District seat, which represents much of Detroit and a few of its suburbs, is among three open House seats in Michigan heading into the primary, including another that the Democrats expect to keep and a Republican-held seat they hope to flip in their push to take control of the chamber. By Corey Williams. SENT: 500 words, photos.


DETROIT — An Iraq War veteran endorsed by the president and an Ivy League-educated buyout specialist are vying Tuesday for the chance to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall. Whether John James or Sandy Pensler emerges victorious from the Republican primary, it won’t be easy to defeat Stabenow, who is seeking a fourth term and has easily fended off past challenges. The GOP is hoping, though, that President Donald Trump’s narrow 2016 win in Michigan is a sign that she could be vulnerable. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 350 words, photos.


DETROIT — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in a paper titled “Reality Check,” issued the warning Tuesday after testing five of the systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo on a track and public roads. The upshot is while they could save your life, the systems can fail under many circumstances. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 550 words, photos.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Searchers on Monday found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists in Alaska’s Denali National Park — a day and a half after thick clouds hampered the response to distress calls. Another person is missing and presumed dead after the crash Saturday evening on a mountain ridge about 14 miles southwest of Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. After going down, the pilot, identified Monday as Craig Layson of Saline, Michigan, reported by satellite phone that passengers suffered injuries, but the connection failed before he could give details. By Dan Joling. SENT: 600 words, photos. Moved late Monday and available for use.


— CHURCH SPANKING: A Michigan pastor accused of spanking a 6-year-old boy at church with a spatula has reached a plea agreement. The Rev. Reginald Flynn pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanor assault and battery.

— CONTAMINATED WATER-MICHIGAN: An agreement has been finalized so southwestern Michigan residents dealing with chemical contamination in their water will get clean water. The Kalamazoo City Commission and the Parchment City Commission approved an agreement Monday for Kalamazoo to provide a year’s worth of water to Parchment’s water system. With AP Photos.

— FORESTRY GRANTS: State grants are available for Michigan groups interested in undertaking projects that create more urban green spaces.



ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jacob Turner makes his first start for the Tigers since 2012 when Detroit attempts to end its four-game skid against Andrew Heaney and the Los Angeles Angels, who are likely to be without Mike Trout on the injured superstar’s 27th birthday. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 10 p.m. ET.


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