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

November 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. — Bills designed to ease upgrades to 5G wireless systems in Michigan are heading toward Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The Senate will enroll the legislation Thursday, a day after it was passed by the House. The bills would create streamlined regulations, including fees, to install a dense network of smaller, lower-powered cells on telephone poles and other infrastructure in public rights of way. They are backed by wireless providers and business groups but opposed by municipalities who say they interfere with their right to recover costs. Other opponents worry about the health effects of the technology. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits.


As buyers flock to SUVs and pickup trucks instead of sedans, automakers are revealing their latest offerings for the growing market at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Companies that have specialized in making smaller SUVs are now making roomier models and competing on technology features that enhance safety and pleasure. By Business Writers Cathy Bussewitz and Tom Krisher. SENT: 700 words, photos.


— MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Medical marijuana shops that have trouble buying pot from licensed growers may get a reprieve from regulators as a new regulatory system gets off the ground.

— YOOPERS WANTED: Come home for the turkey. Maybe return again for a job. That was the message in Michigan’s northwestern Upper Peninsula as employers courted young professionals who were home for Thanksgiving.

— SISTER SHOT-MICHIGAN: A 16-year-old boy could avoid a lengthy prison sentence for the accidental fatal shooting of his 14-year-old sister at their home in western Michigan.

— CHILD KILLED-CHARGE: A woman is awaiting sentencing after entering a plea in a crash that killed a 9-year-old who was walking his bike with his mother along a road in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.


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