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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MURDER TRIAL-SHACKLES

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man who admits he strangled a woman in Kalamazoo has successfully challenged his murder conviction after arguing that his rights were violated when jurors saw him shackled at trial in 2008. SENT: 290 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

HOPS ARE HOPPIN’

WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. — Northern Michigan’s budding hops industry appears to be doing better after a rocky start at the beginning of the year. SENT: 250 words.

ELECTION 2020-TOILET DISPLAY

MASON, Mich. — Someone’s apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one local elections official. The resident put a toilet on the lawn with a sign that says, “Place mail in ballots here.” The Ingham County clerk informed police. SENT: 260 words.

EXCHANGE-INVOLVEMENT ZONE

HOUGHTON, Mich. — With COVID-19, student organizations face obstacles both in getting the word out, and in conducting their usual activities. They got help with the first of those Sept. 11 with Michigan Technological University’s first K-Day event, branded “The Involvement Zone.” On the usual K-Day, students spend a Friday afternoon at an off-campus site visiting booths set up by campus organizations. By Garrett Neese, the Daily Mining Gazette. SENT: 740 words.

IN BRIEF:

— RACIAL INJUSTICE-ST. JOSEPH: Officials in a southwestern Michigan city have turned down a request to allow a Black Lives Matter mural to be painted on a street near a high school.

— SPEED BUMPS-DETROIT: Hit the brakes: City officials want motorists to slow down in Detroit neighborhoods.

— PLANE CRASH: A small plane crashes shortly after takeoff in western Michigan, killing two people aboard.

SPORTS:

INDIANS-TIGERS

DETROIT — Spencer Turnbull starts for the Tigers against Cleveland’s Triston McKenzie.

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