WKAR Features
8:49 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Municipalities struggling with vagueness of marijuana law

EAST LANSING, MI –

In the fall of 2008, Michigan voters approved a new medical marijuana law. Now, 18 months later, many public officials are noticeably frustrated by the measure. They say it's short on detail and open to wide interpretation. That's got the state's municipalities scrambling to pass local ordinances to clear up the confusion and move forward.

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Sports
6:02 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Sharks dismiss history at Joe Louis before Game 3

ROMULUS, MI – The San Jose Sharks traditionally fare poorly at Joe Louis Arena.

San Jose has won three of nine playoff games in Detroit, losing the last two in the 2007 Western Conference semifinals, and just five of 35 matchups during the regular season.

Top-seeded San Jose beat Detroit twice at home and will put the two-time defending Western Conference champions on the brink of elimination if it wins Tuesday night in Game 3 at the Red Wings' storied arena.

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Sports
6:01 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Ramos, Cuddyer lead Twins over Tigers 10-4

MINNEAPOLIS – Wilson Ramos had another three hits in Joe Mauer's place and Michael Cuddyer added a three-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 10-4 victory over Detroit on
Monday night, snapping the Tigers' five-game winning streak.

Ramos had two doubles and an RBI and Scott Baker (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in seven innings for the Twins.

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Sports
5:48 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Lugnuts lose to TinCaps in final game of series

LANSING, MI – The Fort Wayne TinCaps downed the Lansing Lugnuts 9-4 yesterday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The TinCaps took three of the four games in the series from the host Lugnuts. With the TinCaps leaving town, the Lugnuts continue their seven-game homestand with a three-game series with South Bend.

First pitch is at 7:05 tonight.

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In Michigan
5:17 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Lansing unveils first draft of medical marijuana ordinance

LANSING, MI –

Some Lansing residents responded skeptically Tuesday to a proposed medical marijuana ordinance for the city.

AUDIO: Participants at a meeting of the public safety committee included a number of medical marijuana patients and caregivers. They expressed concerns ranging from accessability to the drug to who would be allowed to grow marijuana.

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In Michigan
7:05 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

DeVos family gives Kennedy Center $22.5M for arts

WASHINGTON –

The Kennedy Center in Washington is announcing the largest private donation in its history - a $22.5 million gift from Dick and Betsy DeVos to endow its Arts Management Institute that trains the nation's arts leaders.

Betsy DeVos says arts organizations have been struggling in the recession and need expert leadership to survive. The gift announced Monday is among the largest ever for the Michigan couple.

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In Michigan
7:00 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Supreme Court upholds Michigan murder conviction

LANSING, MI –

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Michigan judge's decision to allow a second trial against an accused murderer.

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The Supreme Court held that a Detroit judge was not out of line in ordering a new trial for accused murderer Reginald Lett. After the first jury declared a deadlock following just four hours of deliberation, Lett was tried a second time and convicted in a deadly liquor store shooting.

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In Michigan
6:58 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

2 military Jeeps seized in MI in fraud investigation

DETROIT –

Federal agents say they've seized two museum-quality military jeeps in Michigan in an investigation of people who claim to offer legal research to prison inmates across
the country.

Postal agents in Detroit believe it's a fraud that has added up to more than $300,000 since 2002. No charges have been filed.

They say John Wilson of Sanilac County may have used some of the money to restore a 1942 Willys Jeep and a 1952 model.

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In Michigan
6:50 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Census workers begin going door-to-door

LANSING, MI –

Local census workers have begun going door-to-door, visiting people who have not returned their census forms.

Workers from the Lansing census office had already canvassed student-rental areas around Michigan State University, hoping to find people before final exams week. Over the weekend, other non-response follow-up work began elsewhere in the seven counties coordinated in Lansing.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Governor says it may be too late for retirement bill

LANSING, MI – (wrap1)
Laura Weber
May 03, 2010
Governor Granholm says it may be too late to approve her proposal to save school districts money by enticing veteran teachers into retirement.

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