In Michigan
6:34 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Bodies of 2 plane crash victims recovered in Mich.

LUDINGTON, MI –

State police divers have recovered the remains of two passengers on a medical plane that crashed into Lake Michigan a week ago.

Mason County Emergency Management Coordinator Liz Reimink said Friday afternoon the bodies were taken to the county medical examiner's office for identification.

Two people who were on the July 23 flight remain missing. The pilot was rescued that day.

Officials located the plane's wreckage Thursday evening.

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In Michigan
6:30 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Obama hails auto bailout as good news in Michigan

DETROIT –


President Barack Obama says his administration's bailout out of U.S. car companies saved more than 1 million jobs and kept communities that depend on the auto industry afloat.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

CADL seeks millage funding approval

LANSING, MI –


On Tuesday, the Capital Area District Library system hopes voters will approve a four-year extension of funding for its core operations. The network of 13 area libraries seeks a renewal of its 1.56 mill funding provision. District Library Director Lance Werner says the system has cut costs recently, but maintained most services.

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Top Stories
6:19 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Michigan AG investigating oil spill in river

LANSING, MI –

The Michigan attorney general's office will investigate a massive oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. Republican Mike Cox made the announcement today. He's one of several gubernatorial candidates who have toured the spill area.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Warmer Great Lakes: Nice for a dip, but worrisome

MINNEAPOLIS –

Swimmers are finding the waters of the Great Lakes milder than usual this year, and scientists worry that may not be a good thing.

All five Great Lakes have been at or near record-high temperatures for the 30 years such measurements have been taken. And there's still a month left before the lakes typically hit their warmest levels of the summer.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

MI Republicans preparing deep-cuts budget proposal

LANSING, MI –

Local governments and Medicaid may face some of the toughest cuts in an emergency budget proposal being prepared by state Senate Republicans.

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State Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop says the Legislature has to drastically adjust its original budget proposals that counted on additional Medicaid payments from the federal government.

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In Michigan
10:47 am
Fri July 30, 2010

BSA centennial includes live broadcast airing in Lansing

Courtesy of Boy Scouts of America.

Lansing, MI – The Boy Scouts of America is 100 years old this year. On Saturday, the organization celebrates with a national broadcast that will be aired at a free event in downtown Lansing.

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Some 60,000 Scouts from across the country are in Virginia this week to take part in the National Jamboree held every four years. Tomorrow (Saturday), the program features a live interactive show broadcast on the web and via satellite to a number of cities, including Lansing.

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WKAR Features
9:37 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Old motel gets new motif

The Deluxe Inn in Lansing will become a venue for graffiti artists over the next 10 days.
WKAR Photo

Lansing, MI – A Lansing eyesore with a history of crime will become a public art gallery this week. The project will give the building a new look before it's finally destroyed.

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WKAR Features
7:47 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Voters to decide CATA funding

The Capital Area Transportation Authority is asking for a millage increase to fund its core operations.
WKAR Photo

LANSING, MI –


This Tuesday, Lansing area voters will determine funding for the Capital Area Transportation Authority.

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Election 2010
7:32 am
Fri July 30, 2010

Bouchard makes a run to the right in bid for GOP nod

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.
Courtesy Photo

Lansing, MI –

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