In Michigan
4:44 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Proposed MI rule would require judges to warn defendants of risk to residency

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan Supreme Court could adopt a new rule Thursday that would require judges to inform criminal defendants that their guilty pleas could affect their immigration status.

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In Michigan
2:23 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Lansing political, business leader Lucile Belen dies

LANSING, MI – Former Lansing city councilmember Lucile Belen has died at 97. Belen served on the council from 1956 to 1993. Belen's family started Belen's Flowers in Lansing in 1936. Lucile Belen was inducted into the Michigan Floral Foundation earlier this year. She was inducted in to the Michigan Women's Hall of fame in 2001.

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In Michigan
1:54 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Hollister Leaving Prima Civitas Leadership

LANSING, MI –

Former Lansing mayor David Hollister is cutting back on his schedule with the economic development organization he helped found after leaving office.

AUDIO: The non-profit Prima Civitas Foundation is searching for a new president and CEO, as David Hollister plans to step down from his day-to-day responsibilities next March.

Hollister says he will play a role in choosing his successor. He hopes someone will be hired by mid to late summer.

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In Michigan
10:10 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Kande Ngalamulume drops out of 8th congressional district race

LANSING, MI –

Kande Ngalamulume has dropped out of the race for Michigan's 8th congressional district.

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Sports
6:06 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Nicklas Lidstrom to return to Red Wings

DETROIT – Nicklas Lidstrom has signed a one-year contract, returning to the Detroit Red Wings instead of retiring.

The team announced the deal Tuesday.

Lidstrom had been contemplating calling it a career. He's spent all his 18 seasons in the NHL with the Red Wings. The 40-year-old Swede had nine goals and 40 assists this season, playing in all 82 games.

San Jose eliminated the Red Wings in Game 5 of their second-round series.

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Sports
6:04 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Lugnuts lose to Kernels

LANSING, MI – The Cedar Rapids Kernels beat the Lansing Lugnuts last night, 5-4 at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The two teams play again tonight at 7:05.

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Sports
6:02 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Branyan and Choo HRs help Indians beat Tigers 3-2

DETROIT – Russell Branyan and Shin-Soo Choo hit homers, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Jake Westbrook (3-3) gave up a run on five hits and a walk over 7 2-3 innings.

Chris Perez stranded two runners in the eighth by getting Magglio Ordonez to pop up. Kerry Wood gave up an unearned run on Alex Avila's RBI single after Branyan's two-out error, letting the Tigers pull within a run before earning his third save in four
chances.

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In Michigan
6:00 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Mackinac Chamber conference kicks off Wednesday

LANSING, MI – Political and business leaders are heading to northern Michigan's Mackinac Island for the annual Detroit Regional Chamber policy conference.

The three-day conference starts Wednesday and will feature speeches by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich and ex-Turin, Italy, mayor
Valentino Castellani.

The five Republican and two Democratic gubernatorial candidates will join for a Thursday debate.

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In Michigan
5:55 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Blood workers strike Red Cross in labor dispute

LANSING, MI – Several unions are striking American Red Cross blood operations in six states over what they call unfair labor practices.

Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 459 in Lansing says it's calling a three-day strike, starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Michigan strike sites are Lansing, Flint, Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Petoskey.

The strikes also are at sites in Farmington, Conn.; Huntington, W.Va.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Toledo, Ohio; and Pomona, Calif.

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In Michigan
5:47 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Speed trap ban hits bump in the road

LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Objections from schools and local governments have delayed action on legislation that seeks to eliminate speed traps from Michigan roads.

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