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

January 9, 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, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — In a case that slipped through the cracks, a man will be sentenced for manslaughter — six years after he pleaded no contest. Leroy Moon was accused of shooting a man who was urinating outside his fish market. By Ed White. UPCOMING: 250 words, more on merits.


—UPPER PENINSULA-FIRE: Authorities say two people have been found dead following a fire at a home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

—SPARROW HOSPITAL-NURSES: About 2,300 nurses and healthcare professionals at Sparrow Hospital have approved a three-year contract following months of negotiations.

—DETROIT ZOO-RECYCLED TREES: Some animals at the Detroit Zoo will get belated Christmas gifts in the form of recycled evergreen trees.

—WALNUT QUARANTINE: State officials have revised a quarantine of some walnut products intended to protect Michigan trees from a fatal disease.

—CARJACKING-LAWYER: The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a Michigan man who said he was convicted of carjacking at age 18 after being forced to act as his own lawyer.

—HIGHLAND PARK-REDEVELOPMENT: Qualified companies are being sought to redevelop nearly 1,000 publicly-owned properties in Highland Park.



ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Wolverines put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they host No. 5 Purdue. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.


There are numerous story lines to look for in 2018. There will be high-profile quarterback competitions. Can Jim Harbaugh deliver big wins for Michigan? Jimbo Fisher begins his run at Texas A&M. And which players will emerge as Heisman Trophy contenders with Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson gone? By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 990 words, photo.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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