Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer says the company at the center of the massive oil spill in Calhoun County violated federal regulations mandating how such incidents are reported. Earlier this week, the House subcommittee that oversees the nation's pipeline systems announced it's investigating the incident that caused about a million gallons of oil to contaminate the Kalamazoo River. As a member of that subcommittee, Schauer says he'll hold the company accountable for their actions.
With the primary election behind him, Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer is kicking off his re-election campaign for the November general election. He'll face the man who formerly held his seat, Republican Tim Walberg.
There will be a November re-match between former Congressman Tim Walberg and Democratic incumbent Mark Schauer. Walberg defeated Brian Rooney and Marvin Carlson in the Seventh Congressional District Republican primary.
Walberg says Schauer will not have President Barack Obama's coat-tails to ride on this November.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State says guard Chris Allen won't return to the basketball team for the 2010-11 season.
Coach Tom Izzo says Allen will miss what would have been his senior season. Allen started 27 games and averaged 8 points a game last season for the Spartans, who made it the NCAA tournament's Final Four.
Izzo said in a statement Tuesday it's been no secret that Allen was in a tenuous position with the program since last spring. Izzo says Allen made progress but failed to meet all his obligations to the program.
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions' wait to get defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh signed and on the field is almost over.
A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Suh and the Lions agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $40 million guaranteed and as much as $68 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks were confidential and said both sides were working on the language of the deal Tuesday night.
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.