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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

WINTER STORM-MICHIGAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Ice and snow toppled hundreds of trees in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula and cut off power to thousands of people. SENT: 150 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

DETROIT RIVER-ARREST

DETROIT — A man from the United Kingdom swam across the Detroit River from Canada in a wetsuit before he was arrested on the property of a steel factory, nearly a decade after he was deported from the U.S., authorities said. SENT: 210 words.

BIG TIP-NEW YEAR

ALPENA, Mich. — The restaurant bill was $23. But the tip at a small-town restaurant in Michigan was much larger: $2,020. “Things like this don’t happen to people like me,” says server Danielle Franzoni. SENT: 190 words, photo.

KOREA WAR-SOLDIER’S REMAINS

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The remains of a Michigan soldier who died in the Korean War have been identified 69 years after he went missing in action. SENT: 180 words.

SPORTS:

CITRUS BOWL PREVIEW

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nick Saban says the last game of the season dictates his mood for the next six months. Alabama isn’t playing for a title again Michigan in the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday, but sending Saban into the offseason happy would be a neat consolation prize. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

— With: FBC—CITRUS BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE

SHARKS-RED WINGS

DETROIT — The San Jose Sharks, who have lost 10 of 12, visit the Detroit Red Wings, who have dropped 18 of their last 20 games.

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