Lansing, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR) - The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case brought by Lansing public school teachers against the city school board. At issue is whether the teachers had grounds to sue the district in the first place.
Several Lansing teachers who claimed they were assaulted by students sued the school board when it chose to suspend rather than expel the students. State law requires expulsion in specific cases.
House GOP Leader Kevin Elsenheimer has decided against running for U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak's seat in Michigan's 1st District.
Elsenheimer spokesman Bill Nowling told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Kewadin Republican has decided that "it's probably not the right move for him."
Stupak announced Friday that he wouldn't run for re-election after 18 years. Republicans hope to pick up the seat, and three GOP candidates and one Democrat already are in the race to represent the sprawling northern Michigan district.
Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol Tuesday to rally in support of Second Amendment rights.
AUDIO: American flags and yellow "don't tread on me" flags peppered the crowd, and many people had firearms slung over their shoulders or resting in hip holsters. Michigan law does not prohibit the open carry of legal firearms.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Andrea Bargnani had 33 points, Amir Johnson scored a career-high 26 and the Toronto Raptors improved their playoff prospects by snapping a five-game losing streak with a 111-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.
Toronto moved within a half-game of the Bulls for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Raptors, who close the season Wednesday at home against New York, will earn a playoff berth if they end the season tied with Chicago, which finishes against Boston and at Charlotte.
DETROIT – Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer after his two-out foul popup was dropped by Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 win Monday and ending the Tigers' four-game winning streak.
Guillen took advantage of Cabrera's error for a go-ahead homer in the fourth inning.
Scott Podsednik had four hits, including a two-run single in the sixth that helped the Royals pull away.