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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

April 18, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING TODAY:

FLINT AIRPORT STABBING

FLINT, Mich. _ U.S. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Canadian man who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer. Amor Ftouhi is returning to federal court on Thursday. He drove 1,000 miles from Montreal in 2017 and ended up at the airport in Flint, Michigan, where he yelled “God is great” in Arabic and repeatedly stabbed Lt. Jeff Neville. Federal investigators say Ftouhi wanted to get Neville’s gun and shoot people at the airport. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated. Developing from 9:30 a.m. ET hearing.

IN BRIEF:

—SCHOOL LOCKDOWN-SHOT FIRED: Police in Flint have arrested four people after a gunshot was fired outside a public charter high school. Photos.

—ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT-NEW NAME: Michigan’s environmental agency is days away from having a new name.

SPORTS:

BBA--WHITE SOX-TIGERS

DETROIT _ Tyson Ross takes the mound for the Detroit Tigers against Chicago’s Ivan Nova in the Thursday opener of a four-game home series against the White Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET.

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