In Michigan
7:13 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Whirlpool project set for state tax incentives

LANSING, MI – The Michigan Economic Growth Authority is expected to approve state tax incentives for a major building and consolidation project by Whirlpool Corp. in southwest Michigan.

The tax incentives for the world's largest appliance maker are on the authority's agenda Tuesday in Lansing.

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Sports
7:11 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Cruz's 2-run homer ends marathon game in 14th

DETROIT – Nelson Cruz's two-run homer in the 14th inning gave the Texas Rangers an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday in a game that was marred by two injuries and finally ended in the rain two minutes before midnight.

Detroit lost its sixth straight game despite two home runs from Miguel Cabrera.

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Sports
7:05 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Lugnuts lose to Snappers again

BELOIT, WI – The Beloit Snappers beat the Lansing Lugnuts early Monday afternoon at Pohlman Field.

Lansing gets a day off today before returning home to Cooley Law School Stadium on Wednesday to begin a stretch of nine home games in 10 days.

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In Michigan
6:01 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Governor Granholm defends use of tax breaks to lure jobs

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm says critics are wrong who say Michigan relies too heavily on using tax breaks to lure targeted industries.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Michigan unemployed wait for renewal of unemployment benefits

LANSING, MI – More than 100,000 people in Michigan will find out Tuesday if the U-S Congress will extend their unemployment benefits. More people lost their unemployment benefits over the weekend, leaving 104,000 people in Michigan in limbo.

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In Michigan
2:30 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Eaton county considers EATRAN expansion

CHARLOTTE, MI – On August 3, Eaton County voters will decide whether to significantly expand public transportation services. WKAR's Mark Bashore has this report.

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In Michigan
8:12 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Michigan to find out if it's still off the top of the jobless list

LANSING, MI – The federal government will release the latest ranking of state unemployment rates this week. Last month, Michigan was nudged off the top of the list for the first time in four years.

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In Michigan
7:01 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Michigan, 4 other Great Lakes states back in court seeking carp action

LANSING, MI – Michigan and four other states are asking a federal judge in Illinois to shut down the Chicago shipping locks as an emergency measure to keep invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

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Sports
6:00 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Snappers snap Lugnuts

BELOIT, WI – The Beloit Snappers edged the Lansing Lugnuts 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Pohlman Field.

The two teams play the rubber match of their series today at 1 p.m.

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Sports
5:54 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Jeanmar Gomez wins MLB debut as Indians top Tigers

CLEVELAND – Jhonny Peralta's fly ball sent Detroit's Ryan Raburn crashing through a bullpen door for an inside-the-park homer, and Jeanmar Gomez won his major league debut as the
Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 7-2 victory Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Gomez (1-0), called up from Triple-A Columbus to make a spot start, allowed two unearned runs over seven innings.

The right-hander was staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Peralta legged out his seventh homer of the season.

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