In Michigan
4:42 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

GM posts sluggish Sept. sales, sign of slow autumn

DETROIT –
General Motors says its sales sputtered in September, a sign that Americans are nervous about taking on debt to buy big-ticket items.

Sales for the biggest U.S. automaker fell about 6% from August but were up 10.5% over September of last year. However, it was easy for sales to improve from last September. That's because that month was hurt by low demand following the government's Cash for Clunkers program.

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Top Stories
4:26 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Protection order alleges harassment by prosecutor

ANN ARBOR, MI –
The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor details in a personal protection order request the frequency of alleged
harassment by an assistant state prosecutor.

Chris Armstrong states in the petition filed Sept. 13 in Washtenaw County Trial Court that 30-year-old Andrew Shirvell has followed him across the school's campus and through the city of Ann Arbor since April.

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Election 2010
3:31 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Michigan Transition: Rick Snyder Call-In

Rick Snyder
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In Michigan
6:04 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Gay-hating MI lawyer takes leave, faces court date

EAST LANSING, MI –
An assistant state attorney general who has engaged in a controversial crusade against the University of Michigan's openly gay student body president has taken a leave of absence. Andrew Shirvell stepped down from his government job after he was officially barred from campus by the university.

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In Michigan
6:04 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Students criticize Dunnings for not pursuing charges in alleged rape at MSU

Lansing, MI – A group of Michigan State University students staged a protest Friday at the Lansing office of Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III over his decision not to file charges in a sexual assault case on campus.

The accused in the case are two MSU basketball players. The two men reportedly committed the alleged crime in August in Wonders Hall on campus.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Initial cleanup of Michigan oil spill completed

UNDATED –
Officials say the initial cleanup of two southern Michigan waterways from a July oil spill has been completed, and most of the crude has been recovered.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday replanted grass is growing along the banks of the Kalamazoo River and a tributary creek into which the oil flowed.

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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Mich. State Police to sweep for sex offenders

DETROIT –
Michigan State Police troopers will conduct a statewide sweep of sex offenders accused of violating requirements of the sex offender registry by not reporting address changes on time.

Operation Verify will be held Oct. 18-29 and target as many as 3,400 violators who are not in compliance with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

Anyone on the registry who's been convicted of sex-crime felonies must verify their addresses quarterly with local police agencies and within 10 days of moving.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Gov't weighs gas mileage rules for 2017 and beyond

WASHINGTON –
The Obama administration is close to saying what sort of gas mileage it envisions for cars of the future.

Environmentalists are pushing for an average of at least 60 miles per gallon for new vehicles by 2025, exceeding the mileage of the most fuel-efficient hybrids on the road today.

But automakers argue that pushing gas mileage standards up that quickly could force them to raise prices higher than drivers can afford.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

State budget is done

LANSING, MI – Lawmakers have completed work on the state budget, before the October first deadline.

Budget negotiations this year were missing most of the heated arguments and public rancor see at the Capitol in recent years. But even though things went more smoothly this year, Republican state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says tensions were still high at times between the Senate and House.

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In Michigan
4:28 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Liquor bill deemed "Christmas Tree" for special interests

LANSING, MI –
People would be allowed to buy alcohol on Sunday mornings and Christmas Day under a liquor bill rushed through the Legislature this week.

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