News

Pages

Sports
6:04 am
Fri October 30, 2009

Oilers beat Red Wings in shootout

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Patrick O'Sullivan beat Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot in the third round of a shootout, and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped Henrik Zetterberg on Detroit's final attempt to give the Edmonton Oilers a 6-5 victory Thursday night.

The Red Wings overcame a 5-1 deficit to force overtime.

Zetterberg started the rally midway through the second period, and Jonathan Ericsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves had third-period goals. Darren Helm also scored.

Read more
In Michigan
4:10 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

House committee passes community college B.A. degrees

Sports
2:53 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Predictions of Earle

Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson

East Lansing, MI – Sports Talk AM 870 host Earle Robinson breaks down the Michigan State Minnesota match up. The who is the man contest continues as well.

Read more
In Michigan
11:48 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Survey: Michigan Voters May Be Ready To Relax Term Limits

LANSING, MI –

A Michigan State University survey suggests voters may be ready to relax term limits for legislators. The survey of 1,036 Michigan residents over 18 was conducted by the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.

The survey found that most Michigan residents don't know the details of the state's term limits amendment. It limits House members to six years in office and senators to eight years.

Read more
In Michigan
11:19 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Poll puts Bernero in lead for Mayor's office

LANSING, MI – A new poll on Lansing's Mayor's race puts Incumbent Mayor Virg Bernero in a considerable lead over his challenger, Carol Wood.

The poll was commissioned by political consultant Bill Ballenger for his news letter Inside Michigan Politics. It puts the race in Bernero's favor at 58 to 42 points. Ballenger says Wood hasn't lost the race yet.

Read more
WKAR Features
10:22 am
Thu October 29, 2009

LCC Board: Three To Be Elected

LANSING, MI –

In 2007, three candidates ran as a slate for the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees, promising harmony on a board often troubled by discord...and all three were elected.

One of them, Deb Canja, has become the board's chairwoman.

Canja is running for re-election next week. And this year, voters have two slates of candidates to consider.

Read more
In Michigan
5:56 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Feds: Leader of MI Islamic group killed in raid

DETROIT – Federal authorities in Detroit say they fatally shot the leader of a radical fundamentalist Sunni Islam group after he failed to surrender on several criminal charges.

The U.S. attorney's office says Luqman Ameen Abdullah was killed while exchanging gunfire with federal agents Wednesday at a warehouse in Dearborn. An FBI dog also died.

A court document says Abdullah, also known as Christopher Thomas, is an imam, or prayer leader, of a radical group whose primary mission is to establish an Islamic state within the United States.

Read more
Sports
5:44 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Ray, Anderson no longer on Mich. St. active roster

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State reserve running backs Caulton Ray and Andre Anderson have been removed from the team's active roster.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio confirmed the move in a written statement Wednesday but did not elaborate.

Associate athletic director John Lewandowski said he will not speculate on the players' future with the program.

Both running backs had fallen behind true freshmen Larry Caper and Edwin Baker on the Spartans' depth chart.

Read more
Sports
5:40 am
Thu October 29, 2009

Hamilton, Gordon lead Pistons past Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, TN – Richard Hamilton scored 25 points, Ben Gordon added 22, and the Detroit Pistons ran away from the Memphis Grizzlies 96-74 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

The two guards were a combined 17 of 31 from the floor, and that was after Hamilton started the game missing five of his first six shots.

Hamilton left the game after spraining his right ankle on a shot with just under 5 minutes to play. He hit one of the two ensuing free throws, then went straight to the dressing room on the next dead ball.

Read more
In Michigan
5:32 am
Thu October 29, 2009

House introduces 20J supplement

Lansing, MI – A new bill has been introduced in the state House that would restore the money recently cut from the state's 39 wealthiest school districts. That money was vetoed by Governor Granholm last week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee called for the House to overturn the governor's veto, but it would take a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate to override Granholm's veto.

Read more
In Michigan
5:42 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Senate committee opens hearings on stem cell research restrictions

Lansing, MI – The state Senate Health Policy Committee opened hearings Wednesday on a package that regulates stem cell research at universities and publicly funded clinics. That research is allowed by an amendment to the state constitution that was approved last year by Michigan voters.

Supporters of the package say it will ensure that stem cell research is not used unethically or to try to pursue some type of human cloning.

Read more
Top Stories
8:41 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Union Sues Lansing Mayor

LANSING, MI – A local labor union is suing Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero for the return of a contribution the union made to a controversial campaign account.

AUDIO:


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 665 claims in its lawsuit that Mayor Bernero misled the union into donating $5,000 to the City Administrative Account.

Read more
Top Stories
6:04 am
Wed October 28, 2009

Ingham County Budget Approved

MASON, MI – Ingham County has approved what commissioner Mark Grebner calls "the grimmest budget" adopted in the last 30 years. The 2010 budget eliminates 13 vacant positions in the sheriff's department. The board avoided laying off deputies, instead making the cuts through attrition.

The board rejected commissioner Andy Schor's motion to shift $7,000 from the youth commission to the county contingency budget. It also turned down a proposal to allocate money to keep Rayner Park open. The new budget takes effect January 1.

Read more
In Michigan
5:36 am
Wed October 28, 2009

State Senate kills Democratic physicians' tax plan

Lansing, MI – The state Senate has voted against a House plan to tax physicians for their services. The proposal was intended to fill the deep cuts made to Medicaid last month.

Read more
In Michigan
5:47 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

DCH discusses H1N1

Lansing, MI – State health officials say H1N1 flu vaccinations are hard to find because the supply sent by the Center for Disease Control is much smaller than was promised.

Read more
In Michigan
5:38 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

Governor expected to sign vetoes late in the week

Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm says she will make more line-item vetoes to budgets late this week, before the temporary budget runs out on October 31st, and she is still urging Senate Republicans to approve new revenue to fill deep cuts already made to the K-12 budget.

Read more
Top Stories
12:31 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

Ingham County to focus on high-risk H1N1 groups

Lansing, MI – Ingham County health officials say the shortage of the H1N1 vaccine is forcing them to change their plans for immunizing all county residents.

AUDIO:

Read more
In Michigan
9:50 am
Tue October 27, 2009

Potter Park Zoo holds master plan workshop

LANSING, MI – Administrators are holding a workshop Tuesday night to gather public input on the future of the Potter Park Zoo.

AUDIO:

The last time the zoo updated its master plan was 1995 -- 12 years before Ingham County residents started paying the millage that now runs the facility.

Director Gerry Brady says its time for a new vision for the zoo.

Read more
In Michigan
8:30 am
Tue October 27, 2009

Students want to save music therapy program

East Lansing, MI – Supporters of the music therapy program at Michigan State University are asking the Board of Trustees to investigate the proposed disbandment of the program.

MSU stopped admissions to the program this summer. Then, last week, the Academic Council voted to eliminate the program altogether.

Virginia Anderson is a music therapy graduate student. She wants to work with the administration to come up with alternatives to save the program.

Read more
In Michigan
7:24 am
Tue October 27, 2009

Delta, Southwest add new routes at Detroit Metro

ROMULUS, MI – Detroit Metropolitan Airport says Delta and Southwest airlines are adding new routes next year, while a third carrier will resume flights in November.

Delta will start nonstop service next June to Seoul, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Weekly flights from Metro to Shanghai will be increased from five to seven.

Southwest plans daily nonstop flights to Denver beginning March 14.

Read more
In Michigan
9:49 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Transport of firearms on university campuses

LANSING, MI – Michigan's gun owners may soon be able to drive through college campuses with their weapons without committing a crime. A state House committee will vote this week on whether colleges and universities should allow for the legal transport of guns.

Read more
In Michigan
6:45 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Governor trying to mobilize support for revenue

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm will meet with school officials Monday. She is trying to mobilize educators and parents to pressure legislative Republicans to support new revenue for schools.

Last week, the governor signed a school budget with funding cuts. She then sent a letter to superintendents warning that bigger cuts are on the way if the Legislature does not come up with more money for K-through-12 education.

Read more
In Michigan
6:44 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Review finds NWLB helping people find, keep jobs

LANSING, MI – An internal study of Michigan's No Worker Left Behind program says the training is helping participants find and keep jobs. The report is to be released Monday.

The report says almost three quarters of the No Worker Left Behind trainees succeeded in finding or keeping jobs in the first 18 months of the program.

Read more
In Michigan
6:31 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Experts expect fierce competition for holiday jobs

FLINT, MI – Michigan residents looking to make a little extra money for the holidays are going to find fierce competition for seasonal jobs in the coming months.

The Flint Journal reported Sunday that employment experts say many retailers expect to hire fewer workers this year for temporary cashier, stocking and other positions.

And landing one of those jobs will be harder than usual because of competition from thousands of unemployed people.

Read more
Sports
6:25 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Red Wings visit the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow

UNDATED – The Detroit Red Wings visit the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow in their tenth game of the regular season. The Red Wings are coming off Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, who continued their surprising start.

Read more
In Michigan
6:05 am
Mon October 26, 2009

Ingham Commissioners vote on budget Tuesday

UNDATED – Ingham County Commissioners will vote Tuesday on the proposed 2010 county budget. The proposal calls for closing Raynor Park in Mason to make up for a budget deficit.

Commissioner Todd Tennis says negotiations are continuing to possibly turn the park over to the City of Mason. He says no final decision will be made until Commissioners get an appraisal on the park property.

Read more
In Michigan
5:24 am
Mon October 26, 2009

State Board of Education approves resolution for Gov/Legislature

LANSING, MI – The State Board of Education held an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in K through 12 schools funding. Board members agreed unanimously to urge Governor Granholm and the Legislature to make major reforms to Michigan's tax structure and education system.

Read more
Sports
6:26 am
Sun October 25, 2009

Spartans lose to Iowa on last play of the game

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State falls to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play after Saturday night's heartbreaking 15-13 loss to undefeated Iowa.

Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio discusses how the team must stay together and be able to respond after the last second loss to Iowa last Saturday night at Spartan Stadium.

Read more
In Michigan
5:44 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

Police still looking into Okemos woman's disappearance

HOWELL, MI – A cold case team actively is working to solve the disappearance of an Okemos woman nearly 20 years ago.

The three-member team has released a new sketch of a man a witness said he saw near Paige Marie Renkoski's vehicle. It also is rechecking a tip from the late '90s that the 30-year-old Okemos woman is buried on land in Livingston county's far northwestern corner.

Cold case team member William Lenaghan told the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus on Thursday the clues are "pieces of the puzzle without a bridge."

Read more
In Michigan
5:13 pm
Fri October 23, 2009

Bishop reacts to K-12 cut

LANSING, MI – The state's Senate majority leader says Governor Granholm's mandatory cut to K-12 schools is "reckless and irresponsible."

Republican Senator Mike Bishop sent Granholm a letter saying the governor had allowed school children to become collateral damage in an effort to force a tax increase.

Matt Marsden is spokesman for Bishop.

Read more

Pages