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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

February 1, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CHICAGO _ Forecasters say the Midwest could soon see a rapid thaw following the bitterly cold weather that has gripped the region. Temperatures are expected to climb by as much as 80 degrees in some areas. Such a drastic change just days after arctic conditions could create problems such as bursting pipes, flooding rivers and crumbling roads. By Tammy Webber and Jeff Karoub. SENT: 900 words, photos, videos.


—WINTER WEATHER-MICHIGAN: Water main breaks and burst pipes due to bitterly cold temperatures have disrupted operations at a Detroit court, a university library and other places around Michigan. Photos.

—WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST: The Latest on the frigid weather in the Midwest. Will be updated as developments occur. Photos. Videos.


DETROIT _ Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel plans to speak at a meeting in which civil rights officials could ask her to reconsider her predecessor’s opinion that state law doesn’t protect LGBT people from discrimination. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will decide Friday whether to make the request to Nessel at its scheduled meeting in Detroit. The commission says she’s expected to discuss the proposed issue. SENT: 150 words. Will be updated.


—HEALTH OVERHAUL-MICHIGAN: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the federal health care law after a judge declared it unconstitutional.

—MILITARY VEHICLES CRASH-FLAGS LOWERED: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered flags to be lowered to honor a soldier from western Michigan who died during a training exercise in southern New Mexico.

—INDIAN ICE SCULPTURE: An ice sculpture of an American Indian in headdress has been removed from the front of a hotel in the Upper Peninsula.



DETROIT _ The Detroit Red Wings host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


IOWA CITY, Iowa _ The fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines travel Friday to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


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.