Governor Granholm says she will outline her plan Wednesday to balance the state budget and distribute a $300 million federal windfall to schools. As the Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta reports, the state is facing a budget shortfall pegged at about $300 million dollars.
Grand Ledge, MI – About 70 Michigan Army National Guard soldiers have returned home from a nearly year-long deployment to Iraq.
Hundreds of anxious people came to the Grand Ledge Armory to await the return of their loved ones. The 238th Aviation Battalion Charlie Company was home from a 10-month mission in Iraq that saw them perform more than 250 medical evacuation flights.
Don Herbert proudly displayed an American flag signed by everyone in his son's unit.
LANSING, MI – A hearing has been set in a multistate lawsuit that demands tougher federal and municipal action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes and decimating their fishing industry.
The suit filed in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois accuses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago of creating a public nuisance by operating locks, gates and other infrastructure through which the carp could enter the lakes.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Tracy McGrady doesn't see himself as an old, broken-down basketball player.
He's hoping that his free-agent deal with the Detroit Pistons will help him prove that to the NBA. The 31-year-old McGrady signed his one-year, $1.3 million contract Monday.
Knee problems have limited McGrady to just 65 games over the past two years, and he struggled to make an impact last season with New York. In 24 games with the Knicks, all starts, he averaged just 9.4 points.
LANSING, MI – The Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 6-4 in the rubber match of a three-game series yesterday on Jackson Field.
The Lugnuts' loss combined with a comeback triumph for West Michigan, the Whitecaps' 12th straight win, to drop Lansing a game behind their intrastate rivals for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division.
The Midwest League holds its final scheduled day off today before the Lugnuts open a three-game series on Wednesday night against the South Bend Silver Hawks.
NEW YORK – Max Scherzer pitched two-hit ball for six shutout innings and shaky closer Jose Valverde got Derek Jeter to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded Monday night, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees.
The Tigers took a 3-0 lead into the ninth, putting the Yankees close to being shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 1999.