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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan’s new era of divided government becomes official Wednesday, when the 100th Legislature opens a two-year session. Republicans have smaller majorities in both chambers following the November election and, for the first time since the 2009-10 term, face a Democrat in the governor’s office. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


_ JUDGE MISCONDUCT: A Michigan man convicted of killing his brother and sister-in-law in 2008 has won a new trial following allegations of misconduct against the judge who presided over his 2013 trial.

_ MIDDLE SCHOOL STABBING: Authorities say a student wounded a classmate with a pair of scissors at a suburban Detroit middle school.



LOS ANGELES _ The Detroit Pistons try to snap a two-game skid when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers, who are without LeBron James. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 10:30 p.m.

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