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Current Sports | July 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017

Detroit Tigers As Sellers; Farm System; New NBA Rules; Speeding Up The Game; Breslin Center Floor; S.W.A.P. Meet; Reflection Friday.


Dave McCollom photo with pieces of the MSU basketball practice court
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The MSU Surplus Store was the place to be for Spartan basketball fans today. Pieces of the practice court floor removed from the Breslin Center went up for sale this morning.


A fire chief who died after he was struck by a vehicle in southwestern Michigan last month is being honored by his fellow chiefs.

Police officers
File photo

Law enforcement agencies reported seizing $15.2 million in cash and property in Michigan over 11 months of 2016.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says roughly 10,000 patents have been granted in Detroit, home to the first regional office in the system’s 227-year history.

WKAR file photo

The parole board is deciding whether to release a Detroit-area man who’s been in prison for 29 years for drug crimes committed when he was a teenager.

WKAR File Photo

State and federal agencies are offering a certification program in Traverse City that will help public building operators save energy.

Tom Hawley/The Monroe News via AP

A man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing a woman after a 2014 Halloween party in southeastern Michigan and stashing her body in the woods.

WKAR-MSU

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws authorizing additional outdoor recreation and land acquisition projects in 87 communities while also lifting a state prohibition against switchblades.

MSU Surplus Store Sells Off Breslin Practice Floors

Jul 14, 2017
MSU Surplus Store Facebook Page / Facebook

The Surplus store is holding a sale of Spartan basketball practice floors today. 

Michigan Democratic Party Facebook Page / Facebook

The Democratic Party and activists opposing President Donald Trump are teaming up to host a dozen town halls as congressional Republicans try to replace the federal health care law.

Goats photo 2
Courtesy Ottawa County Parks

A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University’s hiring of goats to clear 15 acres (6.07 hectares) of woodland on campus.

pills in hand
flickr/frankieleon

State officials say overdose deaths jumped by 18 percent last year with the majority of cases involving opioid abuse.

Report: Algae Bloom Forecast Looks Bad for Lake Erie

Jul 14, 2017
NASA

Harmful algae blooms generally begin to hit the lake in late July, and are triggered mainly by nutrient runoff from farms in the region. Toxins from the blooms can cause illnesses in people and pets. 

Mackinac Bridge
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The operators of the Mackinac Bridge are warning there could be big traffic backups the morning of Labor Day.

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