BC-AP-MI–Michigan News Coverage Advisory, AP

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DETROIT WATER WOES

DETROIT — Torrents of water spew from broken pipes in Detroit’s Crosman School. No one knows how long the water has flowed through the moldy bowels of the massive building, but Crosman has been closed since 2007. It’s not the only empty structure where city water steadily fills dark basements or runs into the gutter, wasting money and creating safety hazards. As Detroit goes through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the city’s porous water system illustrates how some of its resources are still draining away. By Corey Williams. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — About 98,000 Michigan residents applied for medical insurance under the federal health care law in two months, with nearly 7,000 choosing a plan. The numbers released Wednesday by the Obama administration show more people enrolled in private plans on a federal website in November than October. But there’s a long way to go for Michigan to see hundreds of thousands of residents enroll for 2014 as anticipated. By David Eggert. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

PAROLE FIGHT-MICHIGAN

LANSING, Mich. — Can a Michigan governor commute a prisoner’s sentence, then change her mind a day or two later? That’s the issue for the state Supreme Court in an unprecedented case that involves a man serving a life sentence and the last official acts of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm as she prepared to leave office in 2010. By Ed White. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

DETROIT JUDGE-AFFAIR

LANSING, Mich. — A Wayne County judge is trying to save his job after having an affair with a woman who had a case in his court. The Michigan Supreme Court is hearings arguments Wednesday in the case of Wade McCree, who had an affair in and out of the courthouse with a woman who had a child support case on his docket. By Ed White. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

DETROIT MAYOR-EXIT

DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing gives his last formal speech about his four years in office in Detroit. By Corey Williams. SENT: 130 words: 500 words, photos.

GENERAL MOTORS-CEO

DETROIT — The president of Kettering University was traveling a few months ago when he bumped into one of the university’s board members at a Shanghai airport. Mary Barra, the busy global product development chief at General Motors Co., might have just said hello and turned back to her phone. Instead, she had a long discussion with Robert McMahan’s teenage son about his education and his efforts to learn Mandarin. That kind of approachability figured into a decision by GM’s board to name Barra the next CEO, making her the first woman to lead a U.S. car company. By Auto Writers Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

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HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT-MICHIGAN

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police in Battle Creek are warning eight homeless people camping near an interstate interchange that they must leave by Saturday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-SHIPWRECK ARTIFACTS

PORT HURON, Mich. — More than 25 years ago, Wayne Brusate sifted through piles of matchsticks and crates of supplies to recover bottles, spoons and coal inside a sunken package freighter at the bottom of Lake Huron. Now, those artifacts from the steamship Regina are finding their way to homes and museums in the United States and Canada. An AP Member Exchange by Beth LeBlanc. Times Herald (Port Huron). SENT: 690 words.

DETROIT BUS SERVICE — Detroit plans to hire an armored car company to handle the daily collection of bus-fare revenue as part of an effort to improve handling of cash that averages $1.2 million a month and cut costs, officials said. SENT: 270 words.

SPORTS

PISTONS-PELICANS

NEW ORLEANS — The Detroit Pistons play the New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA game. 8 p.m. start. AP 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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