In Michigan
6:05 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

MI Complete Streets bill likely to see committee vote

LANSING, MI –

Cities in Michigan may need to include bike paths and other pedestrian-friendly design elements in their future roadway plans. A package of bills calling for "Complete Streets" design is before a state House panel.

Democratic state Representative Jon Switalski says the state needs to attract and maintain a younger workforce. And he says to do that, Michigan cities need to consider bicyclists and pedestrians, and not just cars.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

Dundee police chief: Sightseers, please stay away

DUNDEE, MI –

Four-thousand people remain without power in Monroe County after a weekend that saw two tornado touchdowns, and a police chief is urging sightseers to look somewhere else.

Dundee police Chief David Uhl asked Monday that people stay off the village's streets so crews can do their work. He also warns against touching power lines or fences that might be electrified.

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In Michigan
5:25 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

Surplus in SAF raises questions for the rest of the budget

LANSING, MI –

There are several points of contention over the state budget that may foretell a long summer for lawmakers at the state Capitol. That includes how to reform the state's prisons system, fund Medicaid, and raise money for bridges and roads.

As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, a surplus in the School Aid Fund is fast becoming a pot of money to fight over.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

2 men charged with conspiring to threaten Stupak

UNDATED –

Authorities say two men have been charged with conspiring to threaten U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak because of his vote for the massive health care overhaul.

The U.S. attorney's office in Bay City says 73-year-old Russell Hesch of West Branch and his son, 50-year-old David Hesch of Loveland, Colo., have been arrested.

Court documents say Stupak's office in Menominee received a letter May 25 that threatened the congressman and his wife and son.

An attorney for Russell Hesch says his client is not guilty.

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In Michigan
3:41 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

Obama to K'zoo high school grads: 'Don't make excuses'

KALAMAZOO, MI –

President Barack Obama is telling high school graduates in Michigan not to make excuses, and to take responsibility for failures as well as successes.

In excerpts of remarks to be delivered later Monday at Kalamazoo Central High School, Obama says that it's easy to blame others when problems arise. "We see it every day out in Washington, with folks calling each other names and making all sorts of accusations on TV," the president says.

He says the high school kids can and have done better than that.

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In Michigan
10:02 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Rep. Miller endorses Hoekstra in Mich. gov. race

LANSING, MI –

Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra has picked up the support of one of his southeast Michigan counterparts for his gubernatorial bid.

Rep. Candice Miller told reporters Monday in a conference call that she plans to collect support and money for Hoekstra in her district and especially in Macomb County, where she lives in Harrison Township.

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In Michigan
6:42 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Senate GOP: Raid on school aid surplus possible

LANSING, MI – State Senate Republicans say it may be necessary to use a surplus in Michigan's School Aid Fund to cover shortfalls in other parts of the budget.

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Sports
6:18 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Bannister wins fifth straight as Royals beat Tigers

KANSAS CITY, MO – KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - Brian Bannister won his career-high fifth straight start, Jose Guillen hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Sunday.

Bannister (6-3) improved to 20-8 in day games during his career, and he's 5-2 with a 2.16 ERA in nine starts against the Tigers. He also ended his streak of allowing a home run at nine consecutive games, which was the longest active streak in the majors.

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Sports
6:04 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Lugnuts wait out rain, beat Bandits

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts waited out a pair of rain delays totaling over two hours to top the Quad Cities River Bandits, 8-6 on Sunday afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The game's first pitch was thrown at 2:04 p.m. The last out was recorded at 7:10 p.m.

The Lugnuts are off today before embarking on a six-game road trip to Peoria and Burlington beginning Tuesday.

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In Michigan
5:45 am
Mon June 7, 2010

7 killed in heavy storms sweeping through Midwest

UNDATED – A police chief says two more people have died in northwest Ohio from weekend tornadoes and thunderstorms that swept through the Midwest, bringing the death toll to seven.

Dozens of minor injuries from the storms have also been reported in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Two tornadoes were confirmed in Michigan.

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