BC-MI–Michigan News Digest, 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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LANSING, Mich. _ A former Michigan State University dean with oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar was ordered Wednesday to serve up to a year in jail after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office that stemmed from claims he sexually harassed students. William Strampel learned his fate during a hearing in a Lansing courtroom, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s ex-dean was convicted of those charges. He was acquitted of the more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. SENT: 500 words, photos.



NEW YORK _ As Deborah Sweeney placed her order in the drive-thru of a Starbucks near her home, she was impressed by the barista’s attitude and attention to detail. At Sweeney’s next visit, the staffer remembered her name. Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com, was so amazed that she hired the young woman, first as a receptionist and then in customer service for the Calabasas, California-based online business consultancy. By Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 900 words, photos. Note material of Detroit interest.


_ HOUSE EXPLOSION-DETROIT: A natural gas leak — possibly from a defective appliance — is being blamed on an explosion and fire that destroyed a Detroit home and damaged two adjacent houses. Photo.

_ SON’S MEMORY-MURDER: One of two Detroit men who were imprisoned for nearly 20 years has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $100 million saying Detroit police framed them in a 1999 slaying. Photo.

_ MISSING GIRL FOUND: A 43-year-old Rhode Island man charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Michigan girl he met on social media has been held on $125,000 bail.

_ DETROIT CRASH: Police say three people have died following an early-morning crash involving two vehicles on Detroit’s east side.

_ SCHOOL ASSAULTS: Authorities say a teenage boy sexually assaulted three girls on school grounds in mid-Michigan in the span of two months.

_ TRIBAL FOOD CENTER: A federal grant of $700,000 will help a Michigan-based Native American tribe build a new food distribution center.

_ URUGUAY TRAVEL WEARNINBG: Uruguay issued a warning to its citizens early this week about traveling to the U.S. after two mass shootings killed more than 30 people. The Latin American country also cited three cities citizens should avoid: Albuquerque, Detroit and Baltimore.



DETROIT _ Ivan Nova starts for the White Sox against Tyler Alexander in the finale of this four-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m.


_ FBN–Lions-Dahl: The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract extension with offensive lineman Joe Dahl through 2021. SENT: 110 words.

_ BOX–SHIELDS-HABAZIN: Claressa Shields’ fight against Ivana Habazin has been rescheduled for Oct. 5. SENT: 90 words.


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