In Michigan
3:17 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

New MI drunken driving law coming on Halloween

LANSING, MI –
A new Michigan law is coming that increases the penalties against drunken drivers.

The law that takes effect Sunday creates a new "high blood-alcohol content" category for drivers. The law roughly doubles many penalties for motorists with a blood-alcohol content of .17 - more than twice the legal limit.

Such drivers could face up to 180 days in jail - increased from 93 - and a one-year license suspension - up from six months.

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In Michigan
10:30 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Poll: Tight race in northern 1st US House District

DETROIT – A new poll shows the major party candidates in a tight race to succeed northern Michigan U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, with an independent who could determine the outcome.

The Detroit Free Press poll released Monday shows Republican Dan Benishek with 42 percent, Democrat Gary McDowell 40 percent and independent Glenn Wilson 8 percent. Ten percent are undecided.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA interviewed 400 likely 1st District voters by phone Oct. 17-18. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

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In Michigan
10:02 am
Mon October 25, 2010

U-M student dismisses protection request

ANN ARBOR, MI – The openly gay student government president at the University of Michigan has dropped a request for a personal protection order against a state lawyer who's accused of harassing him.

An official at the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor says 21-year-old Chris Armstrong's lawyer filed the motion Monday, hours before a court hearing.

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Sports
9:18 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Michigan State alone atop Big Ten after big rally

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State is No. 5 in the newest AP poll after a pulsating comeback against Northwestern.

The undefeated Spartans won 35-27 Saturday after trailing 17-0 in the first half. The victory enabled them to move up three spots in the poll. They edged out defending national champion Alabama by two points for the No. 5 spot.

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In Michigan
9:15 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Clinton endorses Bernero and other Dems

DETROIT, MI – Former President Bill Clinton was in Michigan Sunday to support Democrats running in elections just over a week away. He started his brief tour of the state in Detroit to endorse candidate for governor Virg Bernero.

Clinton says he is not impressed with the 10-point plan he has seen from Bernero's opponent, Republican nominee Rick Snyder.

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WKAR Features
8:17 am
Mon October 25, 2010

MSU Board of Trustees will have at least one new member

Administration Building, Michigan State University
WKAR photo

EAST LANSING, MI –

There will be at least one new face on the Michigan State University Board of Trustees next year.

WKAR's Scott Pohl reports on the major party candidates for MSU Trustee.


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In Michigan
7:16 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Debate continues even after Marketplace loses tax incentives

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Sports
5:00 pm
Sat October 23, 2010

MSU rallies past Northwestern 35-27 to move to 8-0

Evanston, Ill – Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns, and Michigan State (No. 7 BCS, No. 8 AP) rallied to beat Northwestern 35-27 and remain unbeaten on Saturday.

B.J. Cunningham made an acrobatic grab for the go-ahead touchdown with two minutes left. Edwin Baker added a 25-yard scoring run and Eric Gordon intercepted Dan Persa in the closing seconds to seal a wild win.

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WKAR Features
10:00 pm
Fri October 22, 2010

NPR firing sparks debate over media standards

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In Michigan
9:30 pm
Fri October 22, 2010

MI justice facing re-election admits using N-word

DETROIT –


A Michigan Supreme Court justice running for re-election acknowledges using the N-word during a private conference with other justices in 2006.

Robert Young Jr. responded Friday after former Justice Elizabeth Weaver gave a speech this week accusing him of using the racial slur. She says it shows why he doesn't deserve another term on the court.

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