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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

January 15, 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 David Runk is on the desk. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FRANKFURT, Germany _ Volkswagen and Ford say they’re forming a global alliance in which they will together develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups while exploring broader cooperation on battery-powered and autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in a statement Tuesday that the first jointly developed vehicles could hit the market as early as 2022 and that the linkup would offer efficiencies that would mean stronger profits starting 2023. SENT: 130 words, photo.


—GARAGE DEATH: Authorities say a man found dead with severe burns inside a garage in suburban Detroit apparently was electrocuted while trying to create an artwork.

—SLEEPING BEAR DUNES-SHUTDOWN: Officials say basic public services will be restored at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the coming days, even as the partial government shutdown continues.

—BARN FIRE: Authorities say seven horses died in a weekend barn fire at a farm in southeastern Michigan.

—PET CEMETERY FUTURE: A judge has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the sale of a shuttered Michigan pet cemetery that houses remains of an estimated 74,000 animals.

—JUDGE RESIGNS: A Detroit-area judge who was criticized last year for her attendance says she’s resigning after 21 years on the bench.



DETROIT _ The Detroit Red Wings host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. _ No. 16 Buffalo hasn’t been challenged much in MAC play this season. The Bulls face Western Michigan next. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.



AKRON, Ohio _ Eastern Michigan plays Akron in college basketball action Tuesday. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


DEKALB, Ill. _ Central Michigan visits Northern Illinois on Tuesday. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ Fourth-ranked Virginia faces two tough tests to keep its unbeaten record. The Cavaliers host No. 9 Virginia Tech then travel to top-ranked Duke in a two-game set that will headline the week’s schedule for AP Top 25 teams. The Blue Devils are coming off a home loss to Syracuse that included the loss of freshman point guard Tre Jones to a shoulder injury that will keep him out indefinitely. The schedule also includes two road games for No. 12 Kentucky, one coming at No. 14 Auburn. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 900 words, photos.


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