In Michigan
10:49 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Lawyer: Detroit ex-mayor's $1M debt is paid

DETROIT – A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick says the former Detroit mayor's prison stint should erase his $1 million debt to the city.

Arnold Reed tells The Detroit News that he also will ask the Michigan Court of Appeals to explore what he calls "legal narcissism" and "an obsession" with Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick was sent to prison for at least 14 months for violating probation in a 2008 criminal case. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner said Kilpatrick failed to report all assets and turn over money that could have trimmed his restitution.

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In Michigan
10:40 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Granholm says corrections overspending is Legislature's fault

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says Michigan still has too many prisons and is keeping too many inmates locked up for too long. And, she says, that is forcing the state Department of Corrections to exceed its budget by millions of dollars.

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In Michigan
8:56 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Governor hopeful Bernero to release economic plan

DETROIT, MI –

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is set to announce a plan he says will bring back jobs to Michigan and improve the state's struggling economy.

The Lansing mayor has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning at an auto plant in Detroit to unveil the strategy he's calling "Make It In Michigan."

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Sports
7:28 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Lugnuts lose two

BOWLING GREEN, OH – The Bowling Green Hot Rods put together a pair of late-inning rallies and swept the Lansing Lugnuts in a Tuesday double-header on Jackson Field, 6-1 and 5-2.

The two teams play again tonight.


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Top Stories
7:26 am
Wed June 16, 2010

TRAFFIC NOTE: Avoid westbound I-96 near Dansville/Williamston

UNDATED – Westbound I-96 is down to one lane in the construction zone near Meridian Road, and there's been a semi truck accident there this morning.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area. Exit at Williamston Road and take Grand River if headed into the Lansing area.

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Sports
7:18 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Raburn drives in 4 runs, Tigers beat Nationals

DETROIT – Slumping Ryan Raburn hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Washington Nationals 7-4 Tuesday night.

Raburn drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning, then hit a leadoff single that started a two-run fourth to make it 4-all. He hit a three-run homer in the fifth.

Raburn came into the game hitting .165. He started because center fielder Austin Jackson is day to day with back spasms.

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8:27 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Izzo staying at MSU

EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) –

Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo has decided to stay at MSU. Izzo had been considering an offer to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA for more than a week.

In a statement released by the university, Izzo says "It's been an agonizing week" deciding about what he calls a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Izzo goes on to say that he needed to thoroughly examine the Cleveland job. Now, he says, "I'm pleased to say I am here for life at Michigan State."

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In Michigan
5:15 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Bridge company president warns against quick decisions

The Ambassador Bridge connects Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
WKAR Photo

Lansing, MI – The president of the Ambassador Bridge says the state should move very slowly on any plan to build a new border crossing connecting Detroit and Canada.

Canada has offered to lend up to $550 million to Michigan. That would cover the state's share of the project's construction costs.

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4:56 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Granholm blames legislature for DOC overspending

Lansing, MI – Governor Granholm says Michigan still has too many prisons and is keeping too many inmates locked up for too long. And, she says, that is forcing the state Department of Corrections to exceed its budget by millions of dollars.

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Sports
6:04 am
Tue June 15, 2010

Meetings set to discuss deer-hunting restrictions

LANSING, MI – Michigan wildlife officials are holding meetings to discuss recently proposed antler restrictions for deer hunters in northeastern lower Michigan.

The proposal calls for a minimum of three antler points on at least one side for a buck to be legal.

The deer-management unit includes Presque Isle, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona and Iosco counties. That's where bovine tuberculosis in the deer herd is most prevalent and the biggest concern.

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