BC-MI–Michigan News Digest 1:30 pm, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 attorney general says she’ll move to shut down an oil pipeline in the Great Lakes if the governor can’t find a “swift and straightforward” resolution. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is open to allowing construction of tunnel to house a new segment of Line 5 in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, but has concerns her predecessor’s plan would keep the existing pipeline in the water too long. By David Eggert. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ The governor of Illinois is authorizing initial steps toward installing technologies in a Chicago-area waterway to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. Democrat J.B. Pritzker told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers he’s willing to move ahead with preconstruction, engineering and design work for the project at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River near Joliet, Illinois. The location is a choke point where the invasive carp could be blocked from migrating toward the lake. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo.


—COLLEGE GRADUATION-FIRE: Eastern Michigan University stepped in to help a student who lost her cap, gown and stole in a fire just a few days before graduation.

—TRUCKING COMPANY CLOSES: A trucking company in Ohio that had been a mover of parts for the auto industry has abruptly closed.

—HEALTH SYSTEMS-LAUNDRY: Three health systems are teaming up to build and operate a $48 million medical laundry service facility in Detroit.

—GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 6 cents from a week ago to about $2.88 per gallon.

—ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Regina Strong has been named to the newly created position of environmental justice public advocate in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

—BODY-SEWER: A woman who says she suffered when she learned that her son was found slain in a Detroit sewer has failed to persuade the Michigan appeals court to reinstate her lawsuit over a Facebook post.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.