BC-MI–Michigan News Coverage Advisory, 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 Michigan News Editor Roger Schneider at 800-642-4125 or 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

DOCTOR-CANCER FRAUD

DETROIT — Patients and family are planning to protest outside the Detroit federal courthouse as a cancer doctor tries to get out of jail while facing fraud charges. Dr. Farid Fata and his attorney hope to persuade a judge Wednesday to lower the $9 million bond to $500,000. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 9:30 a.m. hearing, 130 words, more on merits.

CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation updating the grade at which Michigan students must submit a certificate of immunization to schools. SENT: 200 words.

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FLOATING HOUSE-FLINT

FLINT, Mich. — Organizers of an art project that that led to construction of a structure designed to look like a floating house in downtown Flint say it will be torn down or moved elsewhere. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-NURSES NEED

KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Saginaw Valley State University’s nursing program will accept 96 students per semester in the 2014-2015 school year, an increase of 50 percent. The program currently is limited to 64 new students each fall and winter semester. There will be about 400 students in SVSU’s two-year program starting next year. An AP Member Exchange by Lindsay Knake. The Saginaw News. SENT: 375 words.

SPORTS

SABRES- RED WINGS

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings open the NHL regular season against the Buffalo Sabres at the Joe Louis Arena. 8 p.m. start, photos.

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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.

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