Sports
6:51 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Tigers earn split with 7-1 win over White Sox

DETROIT – Jeremy Bonderman allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings, Brennan Boesch and Johnny Damon each drove in two runs, and the Detroit Tigers earned a split of a day-night doubleheader with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Damon was 3 for 5.

Chicago won the first game 12-2 as Juan Pierre homered for the first time in almost two years.


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Election 2010
10:06 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

News organizations project Bernero, Snyder to win gubernatorial nominations

East Lansing, MI –

The mayor of Michigan's state capital has won the Democratic primary for governor over the party's highest-ranking state lawmaker.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero defeated House Speaker Andy Dillon on Tuesday. Many voters cited reviving Michigan's struggling economy as a key issue.

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Top Stories
8:01 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

GM sales rise 5% as buyers return to dealers

DETROIT –

General Motors Co. says its U.S. July sales rose slightly from June, an indication that uneasy consumers are still spending on big-ticket items such as cars and trucks.

The automaker's sales rose 2.6% over June, a month in which overall industry sales cooled because shoppers grew worried about the economy.

GM says July sales rose 5% from the same month last year, helped by deals to make room for 2011 models.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

4 infected with Legionaires' disease at Selfridge

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI –

A fourth case of Legionnaires' disease has been confirmed and a fifth is suspected at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township.

John Ambrose, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Army Public Health Command, said Monday three of the confirmed cases involve employees from Warren-based TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. One is from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard.

The fifth person also is from TACOM.

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Election 2010
6:15 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

MI voters cast primary ballots, voter turnout low

LANSING, MI –


Low turnouts are being reported as Michigan voters cast ballots in a primary election that will determine which two gubernatorial candidates face off in November.

Voters on Tuesday also will decide several contested congressional races. All 148 seats in the state Legislature are on the line, along with local millage proposals.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Granholm hopes Congress approves funds for Medicaid, schools

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm says she hopes the U.S. Senate will vote Wed on a measure to help states balance their budgets.

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The bill would help states out with money for Medicaid and to avert teacher layoffs. Michigan would be in line for about $300 million if Senate Democratic leaders can win over one Republican to move the bill.

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In Michigan
6:12 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Enbridge offers to buy some homes in spill area

KALAMAZOO, MI –

Some people affected by the Kalamazoo River oil spill have a potential buyer for their homes, the pipeline company responsible for the disaster.

Enbridge Energy Partners CEO Patrick Daniel says he's heard from residents concerned about falling property values. Because of that, Daniel says the company has offered to buy homes that were on the market before the spill.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Sneak peak offered of MSU's new Secchia Center

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –

Michigan State University officials will offer a sneak peak of the university's new Grand Rapids-based medical school headquarters.

College of Human Medicine officials will provide a media tour Tuesday morning of the $90 million, privately funded Secchia Center of the College of Human Medicine. The 180,000-square-foot, seven-story medical education building is located in downtown Grand Rapids.

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In Michigan
6:26 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Snyder, Bernero to face off in November, Walberg will rematch Schauer in 7th Congressional district

Lansing, MI –

Democrat Virg Bernero will face Republican Rick Snyder for the governor's office this November. Tim Walberg will stage a re-match against incumbent Congressman Mark Schauer.

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In Michigan
6:42 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Hangar42 owner charged with fraud

LANSING, MI –

The main investor in what was once considered a groundbreaking part of the effort to build a Michigan film industry has been charged with fraud. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta tells us, the investor is charged with telling lies to get a $10 million film tax credit.

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