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.

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CARO, Mich. _ Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for Tuscola County following the county’s request for state assistance to address damage caused by recent flooding. Monday’s declaration makes available all state resources in cooperation with local response and recovery efforts. Heavy rainfall May 25 caused widespread flooding in Tuscola County, which is located about 80 miles north of Detroit. Whitmer earlier announced a state of emergency in Wayne County, which includes Detroit. SENT: 130 words.


—MICHIGAN FIRE: Authorities say two boys from Ohio have died following a weekend fire at a cabin in southern Michigan. Photo.

—OFF-DUTY OFFICER DEATH-MICHIGAN: Authorities say an off-duty Detroit police officer has died following what was described as domestic violence at a home in a suburban community.

—FATAL CRASH-NEWLYWEDS: A man has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for a July 2018 crash that killed a newlywed couple in western Michigan near where they were married weeks earlier.

—SOLAR PANELS-MICHIGAN: Michigan officials have decided to allow solar panels for larger commercial solar arrays to be built on more farmland around the state.

—TOP OF CLASS-TWINS: Four high school students in southeastern Michigan have more in common than graduating with the highest grade point averages in their class.

—GAS PRICES-MICHIGAN: AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are steady from a week ago at about $2.90 per gallon.

—GOATS-ANN ARBOR: Goats have been invited to a feast at a popular Ann Arbor park.

—SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL: Organizers of the 22nd annual Arts, Beats & Eats in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak are expected to release details this week of this year’s version of the popular summer festival.



CORVALLIS, Ore. _ Will Hanafan’s two-run single capped Creighton’s seven-run ninth inning and the No. 2 seed Bluejays beat Michigan 11-7 to avoid elimination in the NCAA Tournament’s Corvallis regional. The teams play again Monday, with the winner advancing to a super regional against the winner of the Los Angeles regional, national No. 1 seed UCLA or Loyola Marymount. SENT: 350 words.


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