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BC-MI--Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, MI

May 21, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DETROIT _ The validity of any of the three wills found in Aretha Franklin’s suburban Detroit home ultimately will be determined by a probate judge, but there are some questions that will be considered. By Ed White. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


LANSING, Mich. _ The state of Michigan’s economic development board is scheduled Tuesday to unveil and approve an incentives package for Fiat Chrysler’s plan to build the first assembly plant in Detroit in decades. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Developing from afternoon event.


PLYMOUTH, Mass. _ Federal regulators are reviewing plans to sell retiring nuclear reactors to a nuclear waste management company for accelerated decommissioning. Holtec International says it can complete decommissioning in a matter of years, rather than decades. But questions have been raised about whether the company has the experience and financial means. The plants include Pilgrim, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, which is scheduled to close next week after 47 years. By Bob Salsberg. SENT: 1,300 words, photos, video. Michigan editors note state interest.



DETROIT _ General Motors is retreating from eight of the 17 North American markets where it had started a car-sharing service called Maven. The company wouldn’t say where it will keep the business, but it confirmed that it’s pulling out of New York and Chicago. SENT: 130 words, photos.


—POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING: A Michigan man shot by police after officers say he charged at them with a knife in January has been sentenced to 7 to 22 years in prison.


—XGR--ABORTION-MICHIGAN: A Michigan group is launching a ballot drive to ban abortions after a fetus’s heartbeat is detected, with exceptions to protect a pregnant woman’s life or health.

—TRACTOR DEATH: Authorities say a 64-year-old man has died after the tractor he was using flipped at a farm in western Michigan.

—FATAL CRASH-RETIRED OFFICER: A 31-year-old man will spend 3½ to 15 years in prison in connection with the hit and run death of a retired suburban police sergeant in downtown Detroit.

—CATS REMOVED-MICHIGAN: Authorities say animal control officers have removed 178 cats from a suburban Detroit home where the animals were found living in what was described as deplorable conditions.

—ANN ARBOR-DEER: Hunting deer in the city of Ann Arbor will continue as part of efforts to control the deer population.

—CANAL CLEANUP-INDIANA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a $26 million cleanup will begin this month of contamination on the Lake George Canal in northwestern Indiana.



INDEPENDENCE, Ohio _ John Beilein has coached at every level in college but says the Cleveland Cavaliers are his dream job. The 66-year-old Beilein who turned Michigan into a perennial power during a 12-year run was introduced by the Cavaliers. Even before taking the podium, Beilein got to work with one of his new players. He peeled off his suit jacket to rebound shots for forward Larry Nance Jr. Beilein doesn’t view Cleveland’s situation as a rebuild but rather a renaissance. By Tom Withers. SENT: 170 words, photos. Will be updated.


DETROIT _ The last-place Miami Marlins try to build on their three-game sweep of the New York Mets when they face the Detroit Tigers in an interleague series starting Tuesday. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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