In Michigan
5:16 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Fire at Lansing Board of Water and Light cooling tower

LANSING, MI –

One of the cooling towers at the Lansing Board of Water and Light's main power plant was damaged in an early morning fire today.

WKAR's Scott Pohl reports.

AUDIO: Board spokesman Mark Nixon says flames were seen coming from the top of the tower at the Eckert Power Station shortly after 3 a.m.

Nixon says there were no injuries.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Gov candidates debating schedule of debates

LANSING, MI –


The campaigns of the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are arguing over the schedule of debates.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Scientist: Carp may have been planted near lake

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –
Scientists say an Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan may have been planted there, instead of evading an electronic barrier meant to keep the species out of the Great Lakes.

The six-year-old bighead carp was caught in June in Lake Calumet on Chicago's South Side.

It was the first actual Asian carp found above the barrier, although scientists have reported detecting their DNA there.

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In Michigan
3:52 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Winner of Mich. 8th Dist primary wants off ballot

DETROIT –


Former Michigan State University football player Kande Ngalamulume once again is dropping out of the race for Congress in the 8th District.

The 31-year-old from Lansing initially withdrew in June, but his name still appeared on the ballot for Tuesday's Democratic primary, which he won.

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Sports
6:42 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Lions $68 million deal is done with No. 2 pick Suh

ALLEN PARK, MI – Lions president Tom Lewand says the team has agreed to terms with Ndamukong Suh.

Suh took a flight from Nebraska to Michigan on Wednesday, signed his contract, passed a conditioning test and joined his teammates for drills on a muggy afternoon.

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Sports
6:40 am
Thu August 5, 2010

White Sox beat Tigers

DETROIT – Edwin Jackson won his debut with the White Sox, and Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin homered as Chicago beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Wednesday night.

Acquired from Arizona on July 30, Jackson (7-10) allowed one run over seven-plus innings. He was an All-Star with Detroit last season.

The loss dropped the Tigers eight games behind Chicago in the AL Central, matching their biggest deficit of the season.

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Sports
6:37 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Lugnuts blanked by TinCaps

LANSING, MI – The Fort Wayne TinCaps beat the Lansing Lugnuts 5-0 last night on Jackson Field.

The third game of the four-game series will be held at 7:05 p.m. tonight.

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In Michigan
6:23 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Ngalamulume might re-enter 8th congressional district race

EAST LANSING, MI –

The write-in campaign of Lance Enderle in the 8th congressional district Democratic primary has failed to earn him a spot on the November ballot.

Enderle had hoped to take on incumbent Republican Mike Rogers.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

AYP list shows improvement in state

LANSING, MI –

An annual report shows most schools in Michigan are making adequate yearly progress in Math and English testing, and with graduation rates.

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The Adequate Yearly Progress report is a requirement of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. It ranks improvement in testing and graduation categories, but some insiders say the report may not be an accurate reflection of what's really going on in a school or district.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Granholm says primary process could move state forward

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Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm says yesterday's primary holds potential for moving Michigan forward.

Democrats chose Lansing's fiery mayor, Virg Bernero, as their candidate for Governor. Republicans chose Rick Snyder, a businessman with no experience as an elected politician. His campaign ads called him "one tough nerd."

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