In Michigan
6:30 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Tea Party activists gather in Jackson, around state

JACKSON, MI –


National Tea Party activists held a series of rallies in Michigan on Friday.

About 500 people braved the chill morning air in Jackson to listen to speeches and
patriotic songs.

Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kramer urged the Jackson crowd to vote for
conservative candidates, especially for Congress.

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Election 2010
6:23 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Snyder in Detroit as candidates head in to final stretch

DETROIT –


The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are making stops around Michigan Friday to drum up support before the election next Tuesday.

Republican candidate Rick Snyder was in Detroit. He received the endorsement of several Detroit pastors.

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WKAR Features
6:20 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Voters will decide whether to re-write state constitution

LANSING, MI –
The last time Michigan re-wrote its constitution was the early 1960s. The state was coming out of a recession and it was difficult getting balanced budgets passed. Most state revenue was locked into specific purposes, so it was difficult to manage money when a crisis hit. Unemployment was high. People were fed up.

Sound familiar?

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

UM student leader, attorney seek disbarment for Shirvell

ANN ARBOR, MI –
A student leader at the University of Michigan has filed a professional misconduct complaint against an assistant state attorney general. The complaint says Andrew Shirvell violated professional conduct rules by stalking, harassing, and telling lies about U-of-M's openly gay student body president.

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Science/Tech
10:32 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Voracious Asian fruit fly found in Michigan

EAST LANSING, MI – Officials say a voracious Asian fruit fly that appeared in California in 2008 and since has spread in the Pacific Northwest and other areas has been found for the first time in the Midwest.

Michigan State University Extension announced Friday that the spotted wing Drosophila was found in traps set by entomologists in southwestern Michigan. Male and female flies were found in late September and early October.

The flies target berry crops, cherries, grapes and tree fruit, with a preference for softer fleshed fruit.

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WKAR Features
7:37 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Candidates want more focus on early childhood education

LANSING, MI –

Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for governor say education is a high priority. They both say that commitment includes doing more to promote early childhood learning. But they offer few details.

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In Michigan
7:13 am
Fri October 29, 2010

30,000 remain blacked out following storm

DETROIT – Consumers Energy says about 30,000 mid- and northern Michigan homes and businesses remain without power after a two-day storm packing high winds caused one death and knocked out power to about 365,000 utility customers.

Consumers said in a statement Friday that crews from Ohio and Indiana were assisting restoration efforts, and power was expected to be returned by midnight. The company said more than 275,000 customers have been affected by weather related outages since the storm began Tuesday.

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Sports
5:51 am
Fri October 29, 2010

MSU reinstates Rucker, game status unclear

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State is reinstating defensive back Chris L. Rucker after his completion of an eight-day jail stint.

Coach Mark Dantonio says it's Rucker's decision whether he travels with the team when the No. 5 Spartans play Saturday at No. 18 Iowa.

Rucker was scheduled for release from jail Thursday after serving eight days for a probation violation.

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Sports
5:47 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Redskins-Lions game won't be on TV in Detroit area

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions' game against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field won't be shown on local TV.

Lions spokesman Bill Keenist confirmed Thursday the team didn't reach a sellout for Sunday's game by the NFL's deadline. Keenist says 8,500 tickets remained available.

The game will be blacked out in the Detroit, Lansing, Saginaw-Flint and Toledo, Ohio, markets.

Detroit had sold out its previous two home games this season.


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Sports
5:46 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Bryzgalov, Korpikoski lead Coyotes past Red Wings

DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - Ilya Bryzgalov made 43 saves and Lauri Korpikoski scored twice in the Phoenix Coyotes' 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Radim Vrbata and Keith Yandle also scored for Phoenix.

Johan Franzen and Tomas Holmstrom scored for Detroit, and Chris Osgood stopped 32 shots.

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