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

December 14, 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. Rick Callahan is on the desk, followed by Ed White. 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.

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TOP STORIES:

GENERAL MOTORS-JOBS

DETROIT _ The General Motors’ massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved by adding jobs at other U.S. factories. Blue-collar workers in many cities will still lose jobs when GM shutters four U.S. factories next year. But most could find employment at other GM plants. Some would have to relocate. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 770 words, photo.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

TRASH FEES

LANSING, Mich. _ Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to increase trash fees to pay for environmental cleanup is dead in the GOP-controlled Legislature, forcing his administration and legislative leaders to explore other options to shore up the funding. It has been a struggle to find a new revenue source to deal with some 7,000 abandoned paper mills, foundries and other hazardous industrial sites awaiting cleanup. In many cases, the companies that owned them no longer exist, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. By David Eggert. SENT: 510 words, photo.

TRUMP-GOVERNORS ELECT-WALZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz did not attend a meeting between a bipartisan group of new governors and President Donald Trump in Washington Thursday, drawing some criticism from Republicans. The six-term Democratic congressman stayed in Minnesota this week to meet with transition staff and advisers, even as newly-elected Democratic counterparts from Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan visited the White House. SENT: 330 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

HUNTER SHOT

LANSING, Mich. _ The family of a Michigan man who was shot and killed last month while hunting deer is offering a more than $8,000 reward for information about his death. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ COLLEGE STUDENT KILLED: A 30-year-old Mississippi man has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the fatal off-campus shooting of a 22-year-old Michigan State University student.

_ CHILD SHOT-MICHIGAN: Authorities say a 4-year-old child has died after being shot at a home in suburban Detroit.

_ US STEEL-CHEMICAL SPILL: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has cited U.S. Steel for causing a foamy discharge into a northwestern Indiana waterway that flows into Lake Michigan.

_ WIND ENERGY-UP: Opponents of a wind-energy project in the Upper Peninsula have submitted enough petition signatures to qualify for a referendum.

_ DOCTOR-CHILD PORN: A former University of Michigan doctor who lost his job and medical license after child pornography allegations surfaced has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

_ SHERIFF ARRESTED: A mid-Michigan sheriff who was arrested for suspected drunken driving after leaving a deer hunting camp in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has pleaded guilty in the case.

SPORTS:

HKN--SENATORS-WINGS

DETROIT _ The Ottawa Senators visit the Detroit Red Wings in a matchup of teams that have both been hovering around .500 for a month. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

FBC--EASTERN MICHIGAN-BEHIND THE SCENES

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan’s football team has stepped out of the shadows cast by the neighboring University of Michigan and four professional teams just down the road in the Motor City. The Eagles (7-5) will face Georgia Southern (9-3) in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday, earning a spot in postseason play for the second time in three years and just the third time since the school started playing major college football in the mid-1970s. By Larry Lage. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

FBC--CAMELLIA BOWL CAPSULE

Georgia Southern is seeking win No. 10 against Eastern Michigan, which has already rebounded from a rough 2017 season. SENT: 350 words.

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