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

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today at 1:30 p.m. 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. 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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HOWELL, Mich. — A Michigan man accused of second-degree murder in a vehicle crash that left five dead in May says he wants the victims’ families to know he’s sorry. Matthew Jordan Carrier, 21, was arraigned last month in a 19-count felony complaint alleging second-degree murder among other charges. He’s being held without bond in jail. UPCOMING: 250 words.


DETROIT — A 92-year-old World War II veteran who has terminal cancer got to celebrate his life with loved ones at his own wake in Michigan. A living wake was held Sunday at the Walter F. Bruce VFW Post for Johnny Wearing, who was able to say thanks and goodbye to his loved ones. UPCOMING: 250 words.


—GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 7 cents per gallon in the past week.

—TRANSPORTATION PLAN-SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN: Public comment is being sought on an existing regional transportation plan for southeastern Michigan.

—PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS FESTIVAL: Guitar, fiddle and mandolin virtuoso David Bromberg is among the headliners of a music festival this month in the wilds of far northern Michigan.

—APARTMENT FIRE-MICHIGAN: Authorities say four pets have died following an apartment fire in southern Michigan that prompted an evacuation of the multi-story building.

—MUSIC-THE EAGLES: The Eagles are heading out on tour with a son of founding member Glenn Frey stepping in for his late father.

—SHALLOW GRAVE-MICHIGAN: Police say two men are suspected in the slaying of a 72-year-old man whose body was found in a shallow grave behind his northern Michigan home.



ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Injuries are already mounting for the Detroit Lions, who lost Kerry Hyder on Sunday to what appeared to be a severe Achilles tendon injury. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Detroit 10-game winner Michael Fulmer opposes Texas lefty Martin Perez in a series opener on Monday. It’s the first of seven straight at home for the Rangers against the bottom two teams in the AL Central. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. CT.


BROOKLYN, Mich. — Weekends like this are how drivers become fan favorites. Kyle Larson — with permission from his owner — went to Iowa for a sprint car event, then returned to Michigan on Sunday in time to win a Cup Series race. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


The coaching carousel could have an impact on which teams from outside the five major conferences have the most success this season. Western Michigan and Houston lost their coaches during the offseason. Their transitions could help plenty of other teams from outside the Power Five take a step forward. They include Boise State, Memphis and South Florida. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 700 words, photos.


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