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AP-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

September 11, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



DETROIT — A shootout at a store in Detroit has left a robbery suspect dead and a security guard wounded. Police say two men went into the Family Dollar store on the city’s west side Monday night and demanded money from the cash register. Police spokeswoman Nicole Kirkwood says the guard confronted them and exchanged gunfire with one of them. SENT: 130 words.


— TESLA-COLORS: Tesla is dropping two of the seven standard colors it had offered to customers as it tries to streamline production. In a tweet early Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk said obsidian black and metallic silver will still be available, but at a higher cost. With AP Photo

— SEPT 11-MICHIGAN: Ceremonies remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks are scheduled Tuesday across Michigan.

— HUNTING DEATH: A hunter safety instructor charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy while they were squirrel hunting in western Michigan has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. Roger Hoeker of Jenison learned his punishment Monday after pleading no contest to careless discharge of a firearm resulting in injury or death.

— DETROIT FIRE RUNS: Detroit Fire Department is allowing its crews to shut off lights and sirens on emergency vehicles during some less-urgent calls. Detroit Fire Commissioner Eric Jones says that disregarding traffic signals and speed limits while activating lights and sirens on every run is unnecessarily dangerous.

— LAKE SUPERIOR-ALDER TREES: Experts say alder trees in Lake Superior wetlands are dying due to high water levels. Rodney Chimner, an ecologist at Michigan Technological University, says it’s all part of a natural process, but he’s never seen such a dramatic change.

— BEAR HUNT-MICHIGAN: Bear hunting season is getting under way in Michigan. The season began Monday in the Upper Peninsula. It starts Thursday in some parts of the Lower Peninsula and Sunday in others.



DETROIT — The booing began early. The Detroit Lions scored on a touchdown on the game’s first snap, but it wasn’t long before the fans at Ford Field sensed trouble. An anemic first quarter of offense set the tone. By halftime, Matthew Stafford and the Lions were trailing, and in the third quarter, they unraveled completely. By Noah Trister. SENT: 550 words, photos.


DETROIT — Sam Darnold showed he could recover from a careless mistake — a promising trait for any rookie quarterback. What the New York Jets displayed on defense and special teams may have been even more encouraging for Darnold and his teammates. By Noah Trister. SENT: 700 words, photos.


DETROIT — After the long-awaited return of Justin Verlander to Detroit on Monday, the Tigers host Houston again. Jordan Zimmermann starts against Framber Valdez of the Astros. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 6:40 p.m. ET.


EAST LANSING, Mich. — Even with all those returning starters, Michigan State has looked awfully beatable through two games this season. The Spartans now have an open date after their loss at Arizona State last weekend. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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