In Michigan
9:31 am
Tue August 31, 2010

US investigates potential terrorist test run with Detroit ties

WASHINGTON – U.S. law enforcement officials say investigators are looking into whether two men arrested in Amsterdam were conducting a dry run for a potential terrorist attack.

The White House said Tuesday the men were not on any U.S. terror watch list.

One law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, says the FBI is pursuing leads in Detroit, Birmingham, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn. One of the men, believed to be from the Detroit area, is of Yemeni descent.

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Sports
6:03 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Dragons beat Lugnuts

LANSING, MI – The Dayton Dragons dealt the Lansing Lugnuts a devastating 9-7 loss last night on Jackson Field.

With the loss, the Lugnuts fell five games behind the West Michigan Whitecaps for the Eastern Division's final playoff spot with only seven games remaining in the season. The finale of the four-game series is tonight at Cooley Law School Stadium.

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In Michigan
5:44 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Michigan Indian tribes join fight against Asian Carp

LANSING, MI – A Native American tribe in Michigan has decided to join the five Great Lakes states that are in court trying to keep Asian Carp out of the lakes.

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In Michigan
6:24 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Fingers crossed that the state will have a budget deal after Labor Day

LANSING, MI –

State lawmakers may return to Lansing after Labor Day to completed budget negotiations. That's if leaders in the Legislature find the consensus they say is so close.

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In Michigan
6:20 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Michigan candidates take to the road to campaign

LANSING, MI –


Michigan residents are getting new chances to meet the candidates who want their votes.

Those running for governor, lieutenant governor and offices further down the ticket hit the road Monday for campaign stops. Republicans and Democrats settled on their general election slates during weekend conventions.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Michigan State working to keep out unwanted pests

EAST LANSING, MI –

Michigan State University officials say they're working to make sure bedbugs aren't tagging along when thousands of students move back to campus this week.

The East Lansing school has experienced only a handful of minor bedbug incidents over the past couple of years.

But the Lansing State Journal says reports of the bugs being on the rise around the country has Michigan State on higher alert.

That's especially because Detroit is a major feeder area for Michigan State.

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Election 2010
5:45 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Court denies shadowy "Tea Party" ballot spot

LANSING, MI –


The state Court of Appeals has ruled that a shadowy group that calls itself the "Tea Party" should not appear on the November ballot. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the decision comes as the deadline for finalizing the statewide ballot is fast approaching.

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In Michigan
3:23 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

"Skills alliance" aims to grow area bio-manufacturing

LANSING, MI –

Plans to expand bio-manufacturing in mid-Michigan are gathering momentum thanks to a new, two-year state grant. The economic development organization Prima Civitas is using the quarter-million dollars in part to create a "regional skills alliance" that will look at how to train workers in the growing field.

David Hollister is the CEO of Prima Civitas. He says car manufacturers, especially in Europe, are driving the trend.

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In Michigan
11:01 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Republicans and Democrats choose MSU trustee Candidates

EAST LANSING, MI –


The Michigan Republican and Democratic parties have picked the candidates to run for two open Michigan State University trustee positions.

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Sports
7:31 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Raburn hits 2 homers, Tigers beat Blue Jays 10-4

TORONTO – Ryan Raburn hit two home runs, Rick Porcello won consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-4 Sunday.

Brandon Inge also homered for the Tigers, who have connected in 11 straight road games, hitting 24 home runs in that stretch.

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