Sports
7:22 am
Wed October 6, 2010

LeBron's next chapter starts with 105-89 Heat win over Pistons

MIAMI – LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined for 38 points in their Miami preseason debuts, and the Heat easily beat the Detroit Pistons 105-89 on Tuesday night in the exhibition opener for both teams.

The Heat lost Dwyane Wade 3:17 into the game with a strained right hamstring. He did not return.

So the night of great fanfare was marred for the Heat, not long after the team with championship aspirations saw the trio of Wade, James and Bosh take the floor as NBA teammates for the first time.

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In Michigan
7:14 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Governor says she's undecided on Sunday morning liquor sales bill

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says she still has not made up her mind whether to sign or veto a measure that would allow the sale of beer, wine, and liquor on Sunday mornings and Christmas.

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In Michigan
11:41 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Lansing to bond for consolidated garage

East Lansing, MI – Lansing City Council approved a bond request last night to pay for the conversion of a soon-be-vacated transfer station into a local garage for city vehicles.

The proposed facility will combine two existing garages used to maintain the city's fleet of snow plows, police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, and other civic vehicles.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Final autism hearing in MI Senate

LANSING, MI –
A state Senate panel is in the final stages of preparing a report on whether the state should require insurers to cover autism treatments. As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, autism coverage is a long-fought battle for some lawmakers and advocates who want to approve a measure before they leave office at the end of the year.

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In Michigan
6:09 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Canada joins US in Asian carp research project

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –
The Canadian government is joining the fight to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes and decimating its fish populations.

Canada's fisheries and oceans ministry Tuesday announced an 18-month research program to assess the dangers that bighead and silver carp pose to the lakes.

The project will involve scientists in the U.S. as well as Canada.

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Top Stories
4:43 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Hearing officer blasts rescinding of Mich. raises

LANSING, MI –
A Michigan civil service hearing officer says the state violated labor rules when it canceled a scheduled 3% pay raise for certain non-union state workers.

A spokeswoman for Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration says Tuesday it will appeal the ruling. It's expected to become part of an ongoing legal fight against the state seeking to get the raises reinstated.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

AP Source: Pistons to sell the team to Ilitch

DETROIT –
A person involved with the process says the Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Mike Ilitch.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday morning on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement. The person says both sides are negotiating financial terms of the deal.

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In Michigan
3:57 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Untraceable donors account for 80 percent of campaign spending in key MI races

LANSING, MI –


An independent analysis of television buys finds that third parties--not candidate campaigns--have dominated spending on political ads so far in the general election campaign season.

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In Michigan
12:33 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Dantonio: I'll coach at Michigan on Saturday

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he expects to be at this weekend's game at Michigan as he recovers from a mild heart attack and subsequent blood clot in his leg.

Dantonio said during a news conference today that he wasn't about to miss this rivalry game, and indicated he'll probably be in a box above the field Saturday. That was his plan last weekend against Wisconsin, but he was hospitalized Thursday because of the blood clot.

Dantonio has missed No. 17 Michigan State's last two games following his Sept. 19 heart attack.

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In Michigan
11:07 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Ilitch to buy Detroit Pistons

DETROIT, MI –

A person involved with the process says the Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Mike Ilitch.

The person spoke to The Associated Press this morning on the condition of anonymity because of a confidentiality agreement. The person says both sides are negotiating financial terms of the deal.

Ilitch, the Little Caesars pizza mogul, also owns the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. He said in August that he wanted to buy the Pistons in part to make sure another buyer doesn't move the NBA franchise out of town.

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