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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DETROIT _ The city of Flint, Michigan, will continue to recover from a lead-contaminated water crisis with a new mayor, who will in turn work to rebuild residents’ shattered trust. Sheldon Neeley, a state lawmaker and former council member, defeated incumbent Karen Weaver. By Jeff Karoub. SENT: 480 words.



DETROIT _ A retired vice president of the United Auto Workers becomes the 13th person to be charged in a widening federal investigation of corruption at the union and auto companies. Joe Ashton is accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a contractor who made watches for union members. By Ed White and Tom Krisher. SENT: 780 words, photo.


_ CANDIDATE-RACIST COMMENT: A city council candidate who withdrew after saying she wanted to keep Marysville as “white as possible” still got 180 votes.

_ PASTOR CHARGED: A man who was a pastor at a Traverse City church has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

_ ANN ARBOR SCHOOLS: Voters in the Ann Arbor school district have approved a $1 billion bond proposal, the largest in Michigan since 1994.

_ GANG NAME-CARVED CHEST: A suburban Detroit man has pleaded guilty to carving a local gang’s name into a 15-year-old boy’s chest.



DETROIT _ The Knicks play the Pistons.


NEW YORK _ The Red Wings plays the Rangers.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. _ Juwan Howard was musing recently about the state of college basketball when the new Michigan coach interrupted himself. By Noah Trister. SENT: 950 words, photos.




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