BC-MI--Michigan News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, MI

Good morning! 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. David Runk is on the desk followed by David Goodman. AP-Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider can be reached at 313-259-0650 or rschneider@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A nonprofit group is working with an electricity transmission company and Ann Arbor park officials to install osprey nesting platforms along the Huron River. The Huron River Watershed Council says two 16-foot-high platforms are being built under the partnership with Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.



WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A new park offers visitors a time travel experience back through Michigan history. The newly constructed Michigan's Heritage Park opened last month in Whitehall. An AP Member Exchange. By Stephen Kloosterman. The Muskegon Chronicle. SENT: 380 words, Photos MIMUS201-204.


— ANN ARBOR ART: Big crowds are expected in Ann Arbor for the city's annual art fairs. Hundreds of thousands of people turn out each year for the events, which include art, music and food. They start Wednesday and run through Saturday. SENT: 130 words.

— BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL: The exhibit "Going Back in Time" is on display as part of the weeklong Black Arts Festival in Kalamazoo. SENT: 130 words.

— OPEN CARRY-SCHOOLS: A Michigan school district wants a lawsuit dismissed that was brought by a man who openly carried his pistol to an elementary school. SENT: 140 words.

— SCENIC AREA-DUMPING: Residents near Hungarian Creek Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula say they're fed up after trash was dumped in an area stream. SENT: 140 words.

— GIRL DIES-HOME: Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has died after she became entangled in clothing at her western Michigan home and was accidentally strangled. SENT: 110 words.

— MARIJUANA GROWING-FIRE: Authorities say a fire at a pole barn in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula revealed a large marijuana growing operation. SENT: 110 words.

— ISLE ROYALE WOLVES: Federal officials have scheduled four public meetings this month to discuss options for managing Isle Royale National Park's wolves and moose. SENT: 130 words.

— TRAILER PARK MANAGER-ETHNIC INTIMIDATION: The manager of a mobile home park in western Michigan is accused of putting a 14-year-old boy in a chokehold and using an anti-black slur against him. SENT: 150 words.

— GOP 2016-WALKER-MICHIGAN: The Michigan Republican Party says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is set to speak at a September conference on Mackinac Island as he seeks the GOP nomination for president. SENT: 130 words.

— IRAN-AMERICAN DETAINED: U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan is calling on Iran to release a former Marine and other Americans from prison, saying it would show Iran "is serious about rejoining the global community" after a deal was reached over its nuclear program. SENT: 130 words.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmichigan@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Michigan and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.