In Michigan
1:09 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

Chrysler receives tax credits for MI investment

LANSING, MI –
The Detroit Three automakers are expected to invest close to $2 billion and add about 2,000 jobs in Michigan. That's with the help of tax incentives approved Tuesday.

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Governor Granholm says the commitment and investment from Ford, GM and Chrysler shows the automakers are back, and an important part of Michigan's economy. But she says the state also has to continue to diversify so Michigan isn't hit as hard by any future recessions.

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In Michigan
7:17 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Michigan to get $161 million for high speed rail

KALAMAZOO, MI –


About $161 million in federal money is headed to Michigan for high-speed rail projects - including a 135-mile corridor between Kalamazoo and Dearborn.

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In Michigan
7:11 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Snyder, Bernero meet with voters as Nov. 2 nears

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Mich. –


With the election one week away, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder is meeting with farmers while Democrat Virg Bernero is trying to help more homeowners facing foreclosure.

Snyder spoke Monday in front of a barn full of dairy cows at Hank Choate's farm in Jackson County's Liberty Township.

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In Michigan
6:35 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

Stevens T. Mason lay in state in Lansing

LANSING, MI –
The casket of Michigan's first governor will be on display at the state Capitol until Wednesday. Stevens T. Mason was buried in Detroit, which was the capital city of Michigan while he was in office.

Barb Thumudo is a historical researcher at the state Capitol. She says Mason never even saw the Capitol building in Lansing.

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In Michigan
3:22 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

MI utility probes cause of nuclear reactor shutdown

FRENCHTOWN TWP, MI –
A utility is looking into what caused an automatic shutdown of the Fermi 2 nuclear reactor in southeast Michigan near Monroe.

The Monroe Evening News reports Monday that the shutdown occurred Sunday afternoon after the main turbine stopped running.

DTE Energy officials tell the newspaper that a loss of a vacuum in the Frenchtown Township plant's main steam condenser is believed to have caused the shutdown. Safety systems operated as designed.

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In Michigan
3:21 pm
Mon October 25, 2010

RASCO owner faces charges of fraud against the state

LANSING, MI –
A convicted embezzler who talked state official into giving a multi-million dollar tax break is facing new criminal charges. We have more from Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta.

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The episode was an embarrassment for Governor Granholm and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation - even through Richard Short never got the chance to cash in on the nine million dollar tax break.

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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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