Sports
5:53 am
Fri September 10, 2010

Damon helps Tigers beat White Sox 6-3

DETROIT – Johnny Damon had a season-high four hits and scored two runs, helping the Detroit Tigers beat Chicago 6-3 Thursday and hand the White Sox their third straight loss.

The White Sox fell six games behind idle Minnesota in the AL Central, their largest deficit since June 17.

Detroit has won six of eight to get back above .500 for the first time since July 31.

Rick Porcello (9-11) gave up three runs on four hits and no walks in eight innings to win his fourth straight start. Ryan Perry pitched the ninth for his second save.

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Sports
5:52 am
Fri September 10, 2010

Florida Atlantic 'hosts' Michigan State in Detroit

DETROIT – Florida Atlantic coach Howard Schnellenberger says it's going to take a superhuman game for his team to have a chance to beat Michigan State.

Oddsmakers who made the Spartans a favorite to win by four touchdowns seem to agree with him.

Michigan State will technically be the road team at Ford Field in Detroit. The Owls originally planned to be the home team in the matchup, but their new stadium won't be ready until next season.

Both teams won their opener last week.

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Top Stories
6:04 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Granholm signs first part of a budget deal

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm has signed into law the first part of a deal to address Michigan's budget crisis. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, it allows the state to take money from the School Aid Fund to help retire a deficit.

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In Michigan
5:41 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Defense: Deal discussed in Detroit plane attack

DETROIT –

Lawyers for the Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a plane near Detroit on Christmas say they've talked to prosecutors about resolving the case with a deal.

The disclosure was made Thursday in a court filing that seeks a new deadline to challenge evidence against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The deadline is Friday.

Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to set off a bomb hidden in his underwear aboard a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit last year. He's due in federal court Monday for a pretrial hearing.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Longer MI school year being discussed

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's K-12 students may eventually be in school for as many as 40 more days per year. Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber tells us that as kids headed back to classrooms this week, people at the state Capitol were discussing changes to the school year.

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In Michigan
5:15 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Granholm wants investment fund expanded

LANSING, MI –

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Sports
9:54 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Michigan State meets Florida Atlantic for only the second time

East Lansing, MI – Though they'll be playing in Detroit this Saturday, Michigan State University will technically be the road team when they square off against Florida Atlantic. The Owls originally planned to be the home team in the matchup, but their new stadium won't be ready until next season. This will be just the second time the Spartans and Owls have played each other, and oddsmakers favor MSU to win by four touchdowns.

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In Michigan
8:03 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Michigan officials react to appointment of "carp czar"

Bighead carp have been found in the Mississippi River and near Lake Michigan.
Courtesy of Michigan DNRE.

LANSING, MI – The White House has named former Indiana environmental chief John Goss to coordinate the federal response to the threat posed by invasive Asian carp to the Great Lakes. Governor Granholm says she intends to be in touch soon with the nation's new "Asian carp czar."

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Sports
6:04 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Bonderman helps Tigers beat White Sox 5-1

DETROIT – Jeremy Bonderman pitched eight strong innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the sloppy Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Wednesday.

Chicago is trying to catch Minnesota in the AL Central and entered Tuesday's game with a seven-game winning streak but has been outscored 14-2 by the Tigers over the last two nights, including seven unearned runs. The four-game series ends with a day
game on Thursday.

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In Michigan
6:02 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Detroit gets rare assist from suburbs for fires

DETROIT – Firefighters from a half-dozen suburban communities were quick to assist Detroit crews struggling to contain blazes that burned 85 structures while sweeping through
pockets of city neighborhoods.

City fire officials say the assistance was rare. They say that despite budget and manpower cuts, Detroit usually is first to lend a hand.

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