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.

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TOP STORY:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

Michigan’s court administrator’s office told chief probate judges that they may see an increase in petitions seeking temporary guardians for some people in long-term care facilities as vaccinations for the COVID-19 virus pick up. A memo from Court Administrator Thomas Boyd and Court Administrator Emeritus Milton Mack dated Dec. 22 suggests that judges work with local health departments on plans to deal with the issue. The state announced Monday that residents and staff in skilled nursing homes would start receiving vaccines for the virus that has infected more than 483,000 in Michigan and led to the deaths of about 12,300. By Corey Williams. SENT: 390 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

SPEED LIMIT DISPUTE

DETROIT — A five-year dispute over the speed limit during a traffic stop ends with the Michigan Supreme Court siding with the driver and throwing out evidence of drunken driving. By Ed White. SENT: 270 words.

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