BC-MI–Michigan News Digest 6 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




EAST LANSING, Mich. _ Michigan State University on Friday authorized what officials said will be an independent investigation into the handling of sexual assault complaints against now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar, the school’s latest attempt to rebuild trust with his victims and the campus community. The board of trustees voted unanimously to hire Chicago-based law firm McDermott Will & Emery to investigate and release a public report. By David Eggert. SENT: 670 words, photo.


_ DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-FALLOUT: A look at some of the individuals and organizations that have been affected by the Larry Nassar scandal. SENT: 1,220 words.


_ AUTO WORKERS STRIKE: About 1,900 workers at a key auto parts plant near Detroit have ended a nine-hour strike after reaching a tentative deal with a parts supply company. SENT: 120 words.



_ TWO SLAIN-MICHIGAN: A Michigan man has been sentenced to a second life sentence without parole for killing his ex-wife’s husband.

_ MISSING AUTOMOTIVE WRITER: Authorities in Northern California say they have found a body believed to be that of a veteran automotive journalist who went missing while test-driving a motorcycle for a story.

_ DETROIT AIRPORT-NAKED MAN: Authorities say a man took off more than his belt and shoes at a Detroit Metropolitan Airport security checkpoint, and that he got completely naked before trying to pass through a metal detector.

_ SKATEPARK-DETROIT: A grand opening is scheduled in southwest Detroit for a 15,000-square-foot skatepark.

_ DETROIT SHOOTING: Detroit police say a father fatally shot a young man who allegedly shot his 15-year-old son in the face while trying to rob the boy during the sale of a video game.

_ SCHOOL-VACATION DISPUTE: A former Detroit school official whose contract wasn’t renewed is seeking $41,000 for unused vacation days.

_ MOTORIST STRUCK-OFFICER: A police officer seen on bodycam video repeatedly punching a man during an arrest in western Michigan has been fired.

_ MICHIGAN-TUITION HIKE: Detroit police say a father fatally shot a young man who allegedly shot his 15-year-old son in the face while trying to rob the boy during the sale of a video game.



OMAHA, Neb. _ Michigan can lock up a spot in the College World Series finals with a win over Texas Tech. The Red Raiders would have to beat the Wolverines on Friday and again Saturday to advance. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 2 p.m. EDT.


CLEVELAND _ Trevor Bauer, who threw a complete-game shutout at Texas earlier this week, starts as the Indians open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. Game time 7:10 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@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.