A federal appeals court has stopped the release of nine jailed Michigan militia members accused of conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati issued an emergency stay Thursday morning.
The nine were expected to be returned to U.S. District Court in Detroit to be processed before being released until trial but the appeals court keeps them in jail. The defense has until 5 p.m. to respond.
Former Michigan State University Athletics Director Joe Kearney has died, reportedly of cancer.
After running the sports programs at the University of Washington, Kearney led Spartan athletics from 1976 to 1980. He left MSU for Arizona State University, and later was commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference.
He also served on the U-S Olympic Committee.
Among the coaches he hired during his time in East Lansing were basketball coach Jud Heathcote and hockey coach Ron Mason.
DETROIT – Prosecutors say they will ask a federal appeals court to quickly intervene and stop the release of nine jailed Michigan militia members accused of conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government.
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says the conditions set by a judge will not ensure the public's safety. She says the appeals court will be asked to issue an emergency stay today.
The nine were expected to be returned to court to be processed at 11 a.m. EDT before being released. But the appeals court could halt everything.
LANSING – The Lansing Lugnuts have ended their three game losing streak with at 5-2 victory over the South Bend Silver Hawks yesterday at Cooley Law School Stadium. Lansing and South Bend play again tonight at 7:05.
MINNEAPOLIS – Leadoff man Denard Span was the catalyst for Minnesota with three singles and a walk, and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Wednesday for their first sweep in nine series this season.
The crowd at Target Field held a moment of silence before the game in honor of former Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who died Tuesday night. Detroit's uniforms had a black, circular "EH" patch on the sleeves.