WKAR Features
9:07 am
Tue September 28, 2010

"Smoking fetish" videos worry MSU researcher

EAST LANSING, MI –
A Michigan State University researcher is shedding light on an
exotic segment of the internet that she and some others find disturbing. In it, women---usually young and often provocatively dressed----appear in videos and ritualistically smoke cigarettes. MSU Professor Hye-Jin Paek worries the videos may be a new hurdle in efforts to control tobacco use among young people. WKAR's Mark Bashore has more on the bizarre world of "smoking fetishism."

Read more
In Michigan
8:29 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Michigan secretary of state debate to be held October 8

EAST LANSING, MI –


Michigan secretary of state candidates Ruth Johnson and Jocelyn Benson are expected to meet for a debate next month.

The campaigns confirmed Tuesday that Johnson, the Republican Oakland County clerk, would debate Benson, a Democratic Wayne State University law professor.

The two will meet Oct. 8 at the WKAR television studios in East Lansing.

Read more
Sports
6:25 am
Tue September 28, 2010

McGrady feeling healthy after arriving in Detroit

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Tracy McGrady says he feels healthy and at ease after knee problems ruined his last two seasons.

McGrady is with the Detroit Pistons now and will compete for playing time with Richard Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince, who are trying to rebound from their own injury-plagued seasons. The Pistons went 27-55 in 2009-10.

McGrady met with reporters at media day Monday and says he went through "a lot of dark nights" while trying to recover.

Read more
Sports
6:23 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Status of Detroit Lions' RB Jahvid Best unclear

ALLEN PARK, MI – It's unclear how much time injured Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will miss, but the team appears ready to get Kevin Smith back in the backfield.

Best left Sunday's loss at Minnesota with pain in a right toe, but coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't elaborate on the injury during Monday's news conference. The rookie has 307 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns this season.

Read more
Sports
6:22 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Tigers fall to Indians 6-3; Cabrera injures ankle

CLEVELAND – Armando Galarraga went from unhittable to giving up three homers in an 18-pitch span and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Monday night.

The Tigers lost slugger Miguel Cabrera to an apparent right ankle injury. He landed awkwardly on the bag while getting back to first base on a pickoff attempt in the seventh inning. Cabrera limped from the field and was taken for X-rays.

Read more
In Michigan
6:18 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Jay Vincent due in federal court for guilty plea

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP) - Former Michigan State basketball star Jay Vincent is returning to federal court to plead guilty in a $2 million Internet scam.

An agreement filed last week shows Vincent will plead guilty to a fraud charge and a tax charge Tuesday in Grand Rapids.

Prosecutors say the 51-year-old Vincent and an associate defrauded people by charging them to become certified home inspectors.

Read more
In Michigan
5:54 am
Tue September 28, 2010

Poverty rose, income dropped in Michigan in the 2000s

WASHINGTON –
New U.S. Census data says median household income dropped faster in Michigan last year than anywhere else in the country. That's been the trend for the past decade.

Read more
In Michigan
6:13 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Analyst predicts small September auto sales uptick

DETROIT –
A Barclays Capital analyst says the U.S. auto industry is likely to see a bit of a sales rebound in September over poor numbers in August, with an uptick in retail sales to individual drivers.

Analyst Brian Johnson wrote Monday in a note to investors that stronger retail sales would be offset by weaker sales to fleet buyers such as rental car companies. That's good news for automakers because they make far more money on sales to individuals.

Read more
In Michigan
5:26 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Peters opponent plans lawsuit over campaign ad

LANSING, MI –


Republican congressional challenger Rocky Raczkowski says he is suing incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters over a campaign ad.

Read more
In Michigan
5:17 pm
Mon September 27, 2010

Granholm: Federal small biz law will help suppliers diversify

LANSING, MI –

Read more

Pages