DETROIT – Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney will request an emergency stay from the Michigan Court of Appeals, which could spring the former Detroit mayor from prison.
Michael Alan Schwartz on Wednesday is expected to announce that he will file the appeal. If granted, Kilpatrick could be free pending a decision.
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner sentenced Kilpatrick to up to five years in prison Tuesday for violating his probation stemming from his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff.
The Democratic-run Michigan House has voted to restore some state aid money to public schools.
A bill passed 64-42 Wednesday mostly along party lines would give schools $65 more per student than now scheduled for the rest of this budget year. The restoration would remain in the budget for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
The move would restore part of a $165 per student cut now in effect.
LANSING – The Lansing Lugnuts split a Tuesday night doubleheader with the West Michigan Whitecaps, falling in the opener 3-0 before cruising in the nightcap to a 7-1 victory at Cooley Law School Stadium.
The Lugnuts and Whitecaps will play the third game of their four-game series tonight at 7:05.
DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings owners Mike and Marian Ilitch say it's hard to imagine the team without Steve Yzerman.
The Hall of Famer was named Tuesday as the Tampa Bay Lightning's new general manager.
The 45-year-old ex-Detroit captain and executive replaces Brian Lawton, who was fired April 12.
Since retiring in 2006, Yzerman has worked as a vice president for the Red Wings, the only team he played for during a 22-year career in which he scored 692 goals, amassed 1,755 points and was part of three Stanley Cup winners.
SEATTLE – Milton Bradley homered and then drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning with a single off Justin Verlander to help the Seattle Mariners rally past the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Shawn Kelley (3-0) pitched the eighth before David Aardsma finished for his 10th save in 12 chances. It was just his second save of May, as the Mariners improved to 6-16 this month.
Governor Granholm says there's a deal between the state and Habitat for Humanity that will allow 61 low-income families across Michigan to move into new or rehabilitated homes. Habitat for Humanity put those plans on hold in January after the state's housing agency cut its money.
A slightly improved economy and an uptick in consumer spending improved sales tax revenues and appears to have spared schools another round of budget cuts this year. The state House has also adopted a K-12 budget that restores some of the money that was cut to schools. The House school aid budget would return $65 per-student to schools in their summer and fall state aid payments.
Michigan's 15 public universities would escape a cut in funding from the state in the next fiscal year under terms of a budget bill advancing in the Democratic-run state House.
The bill approved Tuesday by the House Appropriations Committee would maintain current funding levels for university operations in the budget year that starts Oct. 1. The bill could come up for a vote on the House floor as early as this week.