BC-MI–Michigan News Coverage Advisory, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ Moose are thriving at Isle Royale National Park. A Michigan Technological University report released Tuesday estimates there are 2,060 moose at the wilderness park in Lake Superior. That’s the highest number since 1995, when the population exceeded 2,400. One reason for the boom is the near-disappearance of the wolves that prey on them, although officials began taking more wolves to the park last fall and there are now 15. The moose surge is damaging many of the trees on which they feed. By John Flesher. SENT: 500 words. Photos planned.


—SOLDIER DEATH-SYRIA: The military says a 28-year-old U.S. soldier from suburban Detroit has died of wounds sustained from a noncombat incident in Syria.

—CHARTER BUS CRASH: Authorities say injuries from the weekend crash of a charter bus carrying Michigan middle school students returning from a Chicago-area music trip included a broken neck and broken ribs.

—DAMON KEITH-FUNERAL: Funeral arrangements have been set in Detroit for prominent Judge Damon J. Keith, who was a figure in the civil rights movement.

—SHIPWRECK HUNTERS-BOOK: Three western New York-based shipwreck hunters who have discovered some of the most significant historic wrecks in the Great Lakes have written a book about their explorations.



ALTOONA, Pa. _ Detroit Tigers No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie SeaWolves in his Double-A debut Monday night. Mize threw 98 pitches while overpowering the Altoona Curve. He hit the first batter of the game but got a groundball double play. He struck out seven and walked one, facing one over the minimum. The 21-year-old right-hander was selected first overall last summer after a strong career at Auburn. SENT: 330 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA _ Vince Velasquez (1-0) starts for the Philadelphia Phillies and Spencer Turnbull (1-2) goes for the Detroit Tigers in the opener of a two-game interleague series Tuesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.


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