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:

RACIAL INJUSTICE-PROTESTS-DETROIT

The city of Detroit said Tuesday it will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Most of the tickets written May 31 and June 2 were for curfew violations as hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Detroit. In all, the city expects to dismiss 238 of the 245 tickets issued on those three days, said Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia. By Corey Williams. SENT: 335 words, photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER

OMAHA, Neb. — A major winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of Nebraska and Iowa, disrupting traffic and shuttering some schools, while blanketing other parts of the middle of the country with snow that continued to fall Tuesday. There were early closures of several coronavirus testing sites on Monday in Nebraska and Iowa, and both states saw 12 or 14 inches of snow in places by Tuesday morning. By Josh Funk. SENT: 750 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MICHIGAN

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan. On merits.

IN BRIEF:

— THREE DEAD-FAMILY: A northern Michigan sheriff said there are many “unanswered questions” after the bodies of a man, a woman and their young son were found over the weekend in a remote area.

SPORTS:

HKN–RED WINGS-STARS

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Dallas Stars. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

BKC–EASTERN MICHIGAN-AKRON

Eastern Michigan plays Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–WESTERN MICHIGAN-OHIO

Western Michigan plays Ohio at Convocation Center Ohio. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

BKC–CENTRAL MICHIGAN-BUFFALO

Central Michigan plays Buffalo at Alumni Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merit.

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