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BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory, MI

January 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration and legislative economists meet to settle on revenue figures and receive an economic update. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Developing from 8 a.m. event.


FRANKFURT, Germany _ German automaker Volkswagen posted another annual sales record in 2018 as new SUV models boosted deliveries and as the company managed to increase its share in China even as the car market there shrank for the first time in years. The Wolfsburg-based maker of Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and other brand name cars sold 10.83 million vehicles, beat its 2017 record of 10.74 million cars by 0.9 percent. By David McHugh. SENT: 330 words, photos.


—MICHIGAN SCHOOL-GUN: Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was taken into custody after bringing a loaded handgun to his Michigan school.

—BAKER COLLEGE-CONSOLIDATION: Baker College plans to close several of its Michigan campuses as part of a consolidation effort that’s designed to strengthen its future educational offerings.

—DTE ENERGY-METERS: DTE Energy says it will replace 7,500 high-tech electricity meters to ensure they’re not transmitting information against the wishes of customers.

—RECENT CANDIDATE-CHARGE: A misdemeanor charge related to campaign literature has been dismissed against a recent Michigan Senate candidate.

—ELECTRIC VEHICLES-MICHIGAN: Michigan’s Public Service Commission has approved Jackson-based Consumers Energy’s PowerMIDrive electric vehicle charging program.




ALLEN PARK, Mich. _ Rick Forzano, who was the coach of the Detroit Lions during the mid-1970s and hired a young Bill Belichick to work on his staff, has died. He was 90. The Lions said Thursday night that Forzano’s family confirmed his death. He died Wednesday. Forzano coached the Lions for the 1974 and 1975 seasons, plus the first four games in 1976. He went 15-17. SENT: 320 words.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ The Detroit Red Wings visit the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


—BBA--ARBITRATION-TIGERS: The Tigers have avoided arbitration with reliever Shane Greene, agreeing to a $4 million, one-year contract with the right-hander. SENT: 110 words.

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