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9:09 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Quran burning suspect surrenders

East Lansing, MI –


East Lansing police say a person surrendered today in connection with the recent desecration of a copy of the Quran at the Islamic Center.

A $10,000 reward was recently offered for tips on the case, but none of the money was paid out. Police say the individual is cooperating with investigators, who say they have determined that it was an isolated incident.

Officials expect to conclude their investigation early next week, and the case will then be sent to the Ingham County Prosecutor.

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9:08 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Stem cell fight delays higher ed budget

Lansing, MI – Lawmakers at the state Capitol are trying to wrap up details of the budget before an October first deadline. The budget bill for public universities is hung up because Republicans want to include rules on how stem cell clinics conduct their research.

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Sports
6:24 am
Thu September 16, 2010

AL West-leading Rangers beat Tigers, win 7th in row

ARLINGTON, TX – David Murphy, Vladimir Guerrero and Ian Kinsler hit long home runs for the AL West-leading Texas Rangers in an 11-7 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night that stretched their winning streak to seven games.

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In Michigan
6:22 am
Thu September 16, 2010

US officials report progress on Asian carp plans

WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration says a third electric barrier to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes should be finished next month.

Better fences to keep the carp from slipping past the barrier during floods also are set for completion in October.

Administration officials discussed their strategy Wednesday at a meeting in Washington with a Great Lakes region delegation that included Govs. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and Ted Strickland of Ohio.

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In Michigan
6:17 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Court welcomes new justice

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Supreme Court held its first public hearing of the 2010-2011 term Wednesday.

Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly acknowledged that the bench looks different than it did the last time the judges formally appeared together in public.

"I'm delighted to tell you that we are not constituted as we were before," Kelly says. "We have a new justice with us, and that's Justice Alton Davis."

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In Michigan
7:07 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Driver responsibility fee repeal approved by House

Lansing, MI – Michigan's unpopular Driver Responsibility Fee could soon be repealed. The annual fee is assessed to people with seven or more points on their licenses. Lawmakers who helped craft the fee several years ago now agree it ended up being a bad idea.

Democratic state Representative Bettie Scott is part of a group of Detroit lawmakers that pushed to repeal the Driver Responsibility Fee.

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In Michigan
4:23 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Unemployment rate remains at 13.1 percent

Lansing, MI – Michigan's jobless rate has remained the same or gone down slightly every month since the beginning of the year. Last month was no exception as the unemployment rate remained at 13.1 percent.

Employers shed about 50,000 jobs in August, but there were also fewer people looking for work.

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Sports
5:32 am
Wed September 15, 2010

Murphy homers to lead Rangers past Tigers

ARLINGTON, TX – David Murphy had a homer upheld on replay to help the Texas Rangers win their sixth straight game with an 11-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Murphy led off the fourth against Jeremy Bonderman with his 10th homer, but had to wait a few minutes before it was official. His high drive to right field sailed near the foul pole, with the ball finally glancing off the facing of the second deck.

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Top Stories
11:10 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

City of East Lansing offers reward for Quran burning information

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East Lansing, MI – The city of East Lansing is offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding the desecration of a Quran at an East Lansing mosque over the weekend. A burned Quran was found outside the Islamic Center of East Lansing last Saturday morning.

East Lansing city manager Ted Staton says the city prides itself on its diversity.

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In Michigan
3:29 pm
Tue September 14, 2010

Granholm says Volt represents future of auto industry, Michigan

Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm was in the passenger seat as First Gentleman Dan Mulhern took a Chevy Volt for a test drive around the state Capitol Tuesday. After the drive, the governor raved about the car's ride and performance.

Michigan's economy will continue to track the success and failures of automoative manufacturing for the foreseeable future, but Granholm says the Volt and vehicles like it will also help Michigan's economy diversify into new industries.

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