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

Good morning! 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, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder is optimistic that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group will open a facility in Michigan, but says what exactly it is has not been determined and it could be a few months before any potential deal takes shape. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 550 words, photo pursuing.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A former Fiat Chrysler financial analyst who federal prosecutors say helped illegally funnel worker training funds as part of a multi-year scheme has a plea hearing scheduled. Jerome Durden, who worked in finance, is charged with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and failure to file a tax return. The AP is monitoring and plans a story on merits. Developing from 9:30 a.m. ET hearing.


—MICHIGAN HOUSE-109th DISTRICT PRIMARY: Four Democrats will face each other Tuesday in a special election primary for the 109th District Michigan House seat that was left vacant with the suicide of John Kivela. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated when initial results are complete, which could be Wednesday.

—MICHIGAN HOUSE-1st DISTRICT PRIMARY: Eleven Democrats and two Republicans are running in a special election primary Tuesday for the Michigan House District 1 seat left vacant with the forced resignation of Brian Banks who left office as part of a plea deal in a loan fraud case. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated when initial results are complete, which could be Wednesday.

—DETROIT MAYOR-PRIMARY: Incumbent Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan faces seven challengers on the ballot in a primary election Tuesday. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated when initial results are complete, which could be Wednesday.


—WOMAN CHARGED-TEENS: A southeastern Michigan woman accused of having sex with two teenage boys has been sentenced to up to 15 years prison in the case.

—WAR DOG MONUMENT: A memorial to military dogs is being unveiled this week in suburban Detroit.

—SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE-LIFE SCIENCES: Students at Schoolcraft College in Livonia can take internships to help them prepare for biological, biomedical and veterinary technician jobs.



PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers continue a home-and-home interleague series on Tuesday. Matt Boyd (5-5, 5.35 ERA) starts for Detroit against Pittsburgh’s Chad Kuhl (4-7, 4.53). By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


Defending Big Ten champion Penn State returns a Heisman Trophy candidate at running back and a record-setting quarterback, and the Nittany Lions generally are regarded as one of the 10 best teams in the country. In many conferences, the Lions would be predicted to repeat. Not in the Big Ten. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Michigan and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.