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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

UPCOMING TODAY:

WOLF HUNT-MICHIGAN

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — During a lifetime of hunting, John Haggard has targeted elk in Colorado, moose in Alaska and caribou in Canada. Now comes a new challenge much closer to home: the gray wolf. Michigan’s first wolf hunt since the animal was placed on the endangered species list nearly 40 years ago gets underway Friday. Haggard is among 1,200 people licensed to participate and says he’s been counting the days. By John Flesher. UPCOMING: 880 words by 1 p.m., photo.

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate could pass legislation to give nurses with advanced training authority to make medical decisions such as prescribing drugs. With demand expected to surge under the federal health care law, nurses say they can fill a need especially in underserved areas. But doctors fiercely oppose the measure that has sat on the Senate floor seven months. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

MARIJUANA PHARMACIES

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate is expected to approve legislation to pave the way for the sale of marijuana at pharmacies to sick patients, if the federal government authorizes it. By David Eggert. UPCOMING: 500 words to follow by 4 p.m.

IMMIGRATION-ISRAEL BOMBING

DETROIT — A woman accused of failing to tell US immigration authorities about her role in a deadly bombing in Israel is expected to make her first appearance in Detroit federal court. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated after 1 p.m. hearing.

LINCOLN-NEW SUV

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. — After a bumpy start to its reinvention as a luxury brand, Lincoln hopes to smooth things out with a graceful new SUV. The Lincoln MKC, to be introduced Wednesday in New York, is the second of four new vehicles Ford Motor Co. is counting on to revive its luxury brand. It goes on sale in the U.S. next summer for a starting price of $33,995, making it the least expensive vehicle in Lincoln’s lineup. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 630 words, photos.

CHINA-GM

BEIJING — General Motors Co. said Wednesday that it will move its international headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore, a trophy for the tropical city-state that is aggressively promoting itself as a global business center. By Didi Tang. SENT: 340 words, photos.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

EXCHANGE-RESTAURANT LIFESAVER

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — When Timothy Stanton suffered a seizure at the Grand Haven McDonald’s recently, restaurant managers Chelsea Winkelman and Jane Hinternish wasted no time and did what came natural. They rushed to Stanton’s aid, called 911 and assisted the 49-year-old Allendale man while getting instruction from the dispatcher over the phone. An AP Member Exchange by Megan Wenzl. The Muskegon Chronicle. SENT: 350 words, photos.

MEADOWBROOK HALL-PAINTING — A 1600s painting by Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo that was hanging in a dark corner at Meadowbrook Hall in suburban Detroit will go on display next year after it was spotted by a Detroit Institute of Arts curator. SENT: 230 words.

DOWNTOWN FIRE-LAPEER — A large fire in downtown Lapeer’s historic business district has gutted a building that includes apartments and led to damage at an adjacent theater. SENT: 230 words, photos.

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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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