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

November 19, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Michigan at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



TOKYO — Nissan Motor’s chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds, the company said Monday. The Japanese automaker’s CEO Hiroto Saikawa confirmed that Ghosn was arrested after being questioned by prosecutors following his arrival in Japan earlier in the day. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 900 words, photos. Moving in business services.


DETROIT — The Motown Museum’s expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost. The grant from the DTE Energy Foundation was announced Monday by Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of the museum. The money will help support the development of an education and community engagement space at the museum for young artists that also will house the museum’s summer camp programs. SENT: 130 words.


— MOTHER’S DEATH-CHARGES: A southwestern Michigan woman who entered a plea deal after being charged in her 87-year-old mother’s overdose death has been sentenced to 5-15 years in prison.

— JAIL INMATE-LAWSUIT: A former inmate at a jail in southern Michigan has filed a federal lawsuit saying he was unjustly attacked and sprayed with mace following a 2016 arrest.

— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down 12 cents in the past week to about $2.49 per gallon ahead of the Thanksgiving travel period. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is at its lowest level since February amid continued declines in oil prices.

— DETROIT REPERTORY THEATRE-FUNDRAISING: The Kresge Foundation has given $50,000 to a $500,000 fundraising campaign in support of the Detroit Repertory Theatre’s operations.



ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions held off Carolina 20-19 on Sunday, but the victory came after rookie running back Kerryon Johnson left the game with a knee injury. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


DETROIT — The Pistons return from a four-day layoff to take on the floundering Cavaliers. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET.


Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh both hold news conferences Monday ahead of their meeting in Columbus on Saturday to decide the Big Ten East title and a chance to play Northwestern for the conference championship. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — The Bearcats (2-1) try for their third straight home victory when they host Western Michigan (3-1). By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Eastern Michigan plays Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merits. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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