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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DETROIT — A rookie Detroit police officer has been suspended after allegedly posting a photo of himself on Snapchat in uniform with an offensive caption. Police Chief James Craig tells The Detroit News the officer was suspended “on the spot” this weekend after Craig saw the post with the caption “Another night to Rangle up these zoo animals.” Craig says he got numerous calls from officers who were disgusted by the “absolutely unacceptable” post. SENT: 130 words.


— GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down about 5 cents in the past week to about $2.88 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 45 cents more than at the same point last year.

— CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE: A conference at the University of Michigan is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region.

— MIDTERM ELECTION FORUM: A suburban Detroit college and the League of Women Voters are planning to hold a program for voters on statewide ballot proposals and candidates running for a Wayne County court.



DETROIT — Kerryon Johnson was drafted to help Detroit’s woeful running game. He’s already reached one significant mark, becoming the Lions’ first 100-yard rusher in almost five years. Johnson ran for 101 yards Sunday night, and Detroit beat the New England Patriots 26-10 . It was the first time a player on the Lions ran for 100 yards in a game since Nov. 28, 2013, when Reggie Bush did it. The home crowd appeared well aware of the streak, cheering loudly when Johnson’s stats were put on the scoreboard. By Noah Trister. SENT: 650 words, photos.


They’re breathing easier in New Jersey, Seattle, and the Motor City, and taking in some rarefied air in western New York. That’s what happens when your hapless, helpless and hopeless football teams suddenly turn nasty, effective and victorious. By Barry Wilner. SENT: 850 words, photos.


ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions’ defense put together a desperately needed performance in a win over New England. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 14 Michigan linebacker Devin Bush Jr. has always been coached by his father, a former Florida State and NFL defensive back, and both count that as a blessing. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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