Sports
7:05 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Vick shines in Eagles' 35-32 win vs. Lions

DETROIT – Michael Vick's second touchdown pass put the Philadelphia Eagles ahead just before halftime and they had to hold on to beat the Detroit Lions 35-32.

LeSean McCoy gave the Eagles (1-1) an 18-point lead with his third score with 6:17 left Sunday.

The Lions (0-2) rallied to pull within three points and recovered an onside kick with 1:50 left, but turned the ball over on downs without gaining a yard.

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Sports
7:03 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Tigers beat White Sox 9-7 in 11

CHICAGO – Gerald Laird hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers escaped with a 9-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox Sunday night when Manny Ramirez was caught looking at strike three with bases loaded for the final out.

Jim Leyland became the 18th manager to work 3,000 games. He watched the Tigers score six in the seventh to take a 7-3 lead only to have the bullpen give it away in the ninth and barely escape at the finish.

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In Michigan
7:00 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Records: Judge dismissed tickets against himself

JACKSON, MI –

Court records show a Jackson County judge who was suspended indefinitely in July by the Michigan Supreme Court dismissed nine traffic cases against himself and his wife.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Sunday that records show that District 12 Judge James Justin had four parking tickets he received from 2002 to 2004 "dismissed after explanation" to himself.

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In Michigan
6:55 am
Mon September 20, 2010

Lansing gets serious about snow removal

LANSING, MI – Lansing residents and businesses could get a new snow removal ordinance this winter. The city council is holding a public hearing on the plan tonight.

City officials hope the new plan would get public sidewalks in front of businesses and foreclosed homes cleared more often. Under the current plan a property owners is given a ticket if the snow isn't removed within 24 hours.

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WKAR Features
6:14 am
Mon September 20, 2010

MSU VP Lee June stepping down

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EAST LANSING, MI –

Last week, Michigan State University announced that vice president for student affairs and services Lee June would step down at the end of the year.

Along with his vice presidency, Doctor June has also held the title of associate provost for academic student services and multicultural issues.

President Lou Anna Simon says an immediate task will be to determine if one person should hold both jobs at the same time.

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Sports
6:05 pm
Sun September 19, 2010

Mark Dantonio suffers heart attack

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a mild heart attack and was hospitalized Sunday morning, shortly after calling an audacious fake field goal to beat Notre Dame in overtime.

The 54-year-old Dantonio had surgery to put a stent in a blocked blood vessel leading to the heart. He's expected to remain in the hospital a few more days, and offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will lead the team during Dantonio's indefinite absence.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Sun September 19, 2010

Dantonio expected to make "full recovery" following heart attack

Michigan State University Athletics Dept.

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University officials say football coach Mark Dantonio is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a heart attack. Dantonio was admitted to Sparrow hospital following the team's stunning overtime win against Notre Dame Saturday night.

Dr. Chris D'Haem with the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Institute at Sparrow says he inserted a stent into a blocked blood vessel to restore blood flow to Dantonio's heart. Dantonio is expected to remain in the hospital for a couple of days for observation.

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Sports
2:13 am
Sun September 19, 2010

MSU takes a 34-31 OT victory over Notre Dame

East Lansing, MI – The play was called "Little Giants" -- and Michigan State used it to steal a victory from Notre Dame in the most audacious way imaginable.

With Dan Conroy lining up for a 46-yard field goal to tie the game in overtime and the play clock running low, holder Aaron Bates took the snap, stood up and waited for Charlie Gantt to come open downfield. The stunning fake worked to perfection, and Gantt's 29-yard touchdown catch gave the Spartans a 34-31 win Saturday night.

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In Michigan
5:16 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

House Republicans with majority in their sights

Lansing, MI – State House Republicans are feeling more confident that they will take back control of chamber next year. They say polls that show strong voter support for Republican candidate for governor Rick Snyder also indicate Republicans can take the majority lead in the House. Republicans would have to pick up 14 seats to take control.

GOP House campaign chair Pete Lund thinks the House will be more evenly divided next year.

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In Michigan
4:53 pm
Fri September 17, 2010

Bernero, Snyder square off in separate appearances

Grand Rapids, MI – Democratic nominee for governor Virg Bernero and Republican nominee Rick Snyder found a lot to agree about in separate appearances Friday before business leaders in Grand Rapids. They oppose tax hikes to deal with the state's budget troubles and think there's room for more consolidation in state and local governments.

Snyder says he would scrap Michigan's current business tax and replace it with a six percent corporate income tax.

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