Michigan News Digest

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

MISSING BOY-MICHIGAN

SIX LAKES, Mich. — The body of a 5-year-old boy is discovered under ice in a rural pond, a day after he was reported missing while playing outdoors on Christmas, authorities said. SENT: 220 words. Pursuing photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHRISTMAS KIDNEY

DETROIT — A Grand Rapids-area man has given his wife an unusual gift at Christmas: a kidney. WOOD-TV reports that doctors in Detroit removed a kidney from Logan Bosselaar on Tuesday, Christmas Eve, and transplanted it to Vanessa Bosselaar. SENT: 180 words.

INDIANA DUNES-EROSION

BEVERLY SHORES, Ind. — The National Park Service and a northwestern Indiana town will install sand traps along the Lake Michigan shoreline to combat beach erosion at a national park. SENT: 240 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PETS-FIRE: A southwestern Michigan family is mourning the loss of their five dogs in a Christmas Eve fire that broke out when the family was at a holiday celebration.

SPORTS:

QUICK LANE BOWL

DETROIT — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi or Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton will win a bowl game in Detroit. By Larry Lage.

WIZARDS-PISTONS

DETROIT —The Pistons try to snap a five-game losing streak when they host Washington. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

PINSTRIPE BOWL PREVIEW

NEW YORK — Michigan State and Wake Forest get set to head to New York to play in the Pinstripe Bowl. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 600 words., photos.

— With: FBC–Pinstripe Bowl Preview Capsule

PACKERS-LIONS PREVIEW

DETROIT — The Packers have a chance to earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs if they can beat Detroit this weekend and San Francisco loses. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words.

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