In Michigan
2:24 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Michigan State basketball players accused of sexual assault

EAST LANSING, MI –

Two Michigan State University basketball players have been accused of sexual assault, but the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office has decided not to file charges.

Names of the accused and the alleged victim have not been made public.

The Michigan Messenger website reports that the alleged assault occurred in Wonders Hall in late August.

According to a police report, one of the players made a statement that backs up the story told by the alleged victim.

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Sports
5:52 am
Wed September 29, 2010

Mich St's Dantonio to return Saturday vs. Badgers

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State's Mark Dantonio plans to be in a coaching box above the field Saturday when the No. 24 Spartans face No. 11 Wisconsin, just two weeks after he was
hospitalized after a mild heart attack.

Dantonio showed up at the team's weekly news conference Tuesday and said he will ease back into his job. Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell took over for one game, Michigan State's 45-7 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.

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Sports
5:47 am
Wed September 29, 2010

Stafford expecting to throw this week

ALLEN PARK, MI – Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford says he's been told to try some "light throwing" this week.

Stafford told WJR-AM on Monday that he would likely test his injured right shoulder with some throwing this week. Stafford was not available in the dressing room for comment Monday, and the team was not available to the media Tuesday.

The Lions (0-3) have started Shaun Hill the last two games after Stafford was hurt in the season opener. Detroit plays at Green Bay this weekend.


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Sports
5:46 am
Wed September 29, 2010

Cabrera on crutches with sprained right ankle

CLEVELAND – Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is out of the lineup with a sprained right ankle, and it's not clear when he'll return.

He was on crutches in the clubhouse Tuesday before what was scheduled to be the second game of a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians. The game was postponed because of rain.

Cabrera was injured on a pickoff attempt at first base Monday night. He landed awkwardly as he got back to the bag safely. He limped to the dugout, and X-rays were negative.

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Sports
5:44 am
Wed September 29, 2010

Tigers-Indians postponed by rain

CLEVELAND – The game between the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians was postponed by rain Tuesday night.

A steady drizzle kept the field covered and forced the teams into a doubleheader on Wednesday, scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m.

It will be the Indians' final home games of the season.

A year ago, the Indians concluded their home season with a makeup doubleheader.
Cleveland split two games with the Chicago White Sox to end their 2009 home season.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

MI legislature nears end of budget work

LANSING, MI –
Lawmakers are just a few days away from the deadline to finish the state budget. They approved a few more pieces Tuesday, but there's still work to be done.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Jay Vincent pleads guilty in Internet scam

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –
Former Michigan State basketball star Jay Vincent has pleaded guilty to two crimes linked to a $2 million Internet scam.

Vincent pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fraud charge and a tax charge in federal court in Grand Rapids.

Prosecutors say the 51-year-old Vincent and an associate defrauded 20,000 people by charging them to become certified home inspectors through a business called Foreclosure Bank Inspection Co.

The government says no inspectors were hired and the business had no contracts with banks.

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Top Stories
3:43 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Universities would take cut in Mich. budget plan

LANSING, MI –
The Michigan Legislature has approved a budget plan that would cut state aid to universities by about 2.8% in the upcoming fiscal year.

The measure was approved by a 31-6 vote Tuesday in the Republican-led Senate and a 61-43 vote in the Democratic-led House.

Universities would not be required to file reports with the state related to embryonic stem cell research.

The Legislature is trying to erase a projected $484 million budget deficit before the new fiscal year begins Friday.

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Sports
2:27 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

Mark Dantonio returns to coach Spartans

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State's Mark Dantonio plans to be in a coaching box above the field Saturday when the No. 24 Spartans face No. 11 Wisconsin, just two weeks after he was hospitalized following a mild heart attack.

Dantonio announced his intentions Tuesday after showing up at the team's weekly news conference.

"I'm going to ease back into this much like anybody would after any injury," Dantonio said. "I'm going to listen to our doctors, but I am going to ease back into this and do something daily with our football team."

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In Michigan
10:28 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Automakers, utilities say they're ready for plug-in electric vehicles

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Public Service commission heard from automakers and utility companies Monday about plans to roll out new plug-in electric vehicles.

Automakers have been working with electric power companies to make sure the vehicles don't overtax the power grid as they become more popular.

Anthony Earley is the Chairman of DTE Energy. He says the state's power grid has plenty of capacity to meet the overall demand. But Earley says utilities will have to make sure local communities are up to par.

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