BOSTON – Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Michael Finley scored 15 points apiece, and Kevin Garnett had 14 points and eight rebounds on Monday night to help the Boston Celtics coast to a 119-93 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Boston rested its starters in the fourth quarter while beating up on a non-contender for the second straight home game. But in between was a 104-93 loss at Cleveland that could be a more important measurement of where the Celtics stand in the playoff hunt.
LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing is considering a deal that would keep the Sycamore Driving Range open and also help a youth development golf program. First Tee of Mid-Michigan offers golf instruction and guidance for youth throughout the region.
The Wolverine State has lost its only known wild wolverine.
The body of the 28-pound female was found Saturday along a trail in Michigan's Thumb. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is investigating the cause of death.
The fierce hunters found mainly in northern woods and tundra gave their nickname to the state and to the University of Michigan's sports teams. There were no known sightings in the wild from the early 1800s until 2004.
Four groups are going to court in their battle to prevent construction of a nickel and copper mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The National Wildlife Federation and three other organizations filed a petition Monday in Washtenaw County Circuit Court. It asks for review of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment's decision in January to grant Kennecott Eagle Minerals Co. a permit to build and operate the mine in Marquette County.
LANSING, MI – The state Senate corrections budget subcommittee is scheduled to meet this week at the state Capitol. The budget for the Department of Corrections is expected to be one of the most hotly debated budgets this year.
Senate Republicans have positioned themselves for a stand-off with Governor Granholm over funding for the Department of Corrections. They say misplaced efforts to save money are jeopardizing public safety.
Republican Mike Cox has released his 2009 tax returns, the first gubernatorial candidate to do so.
The attorney general reported Monday that he earned $118,519 while his wife, Wayne County Commissioner Laura Cox, earned $76,511. The Livonia couple claimed exemptions for three of their children, paid $30,202 in federal taxes and are due a $1,011 federal refund.
Patients would no longer have to sign a consent form to take an HIV test under a bill on the state House floor. The measure was approved by the House Health Policy committee last week, but not without some debate.
AUDIO: Supporters of the measure to eliminate the paperwork say it would make the process of HIV testing easier and less disconcerting for people.
UNDATED – Homes across America will begin receiving the 2010 census form in the mail this week. The census form is only ten questions long this year. Dichondra Johnson-Gieger with the Lansing census bureau office says it should take just a few minutes to fill out and return with the provided, postage-paid envelope.
The official count day is April 1st. Johnson-Gieger advises people not to wait, though.