LANSING, MI – The state House and Senate subcommittees that determine the High Education budget are getting ready to discuss the future of student financial aid. Lawmakers also plan to begin negotiating soon on what will happen to the Michigan Promise college scholarship.
COLUMBUS, OH – Brittney Thomas scored 19 points, including a basket to trigger an 8-0 run and two clinching free throws in overtime, to lead Michigan State to a 71-68 victory over No. 7 Ohio State on Sunday.
After Ohio State (26-4, 14-3 Big Ten) cut the lead to a point on Samantha Prahalis' 3-pointer, Thomas hit two foul shots with 15.3 seconds left.
Sarah Schulze's 3-point attempt with 2 seconds left was short and off the mark.
Ongoing staff shortages in state police crime labs are creating more and longer delays in mid-Michigan courts. Ingham county prosecutor Stuart Dunnings says the situation amounts to a breach of justice for victims and defendants alike. He says the average wait for DNA evidence in Ingham County now exceeds 135 days.
EAST LANSING, MI – It's time for Under the Radar, when our book reviewer Lev Raphael talks about books you may not have heard about yet. Lev reviews a book about an infamous painting that's been in the news lately--The American Leonardo by John Brewer.
LAKELAND, FL – Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello says the team must move past last year's late collapse, although the memory of watching the Minnesota Twins celebrate the AL Central championship can motivate the Tigers for 2010.
A 14-game winner as a rookie, Porcello will join other pitchers and catchers Friday for the Tigers' first official workout of spring training.
Only pitcher Jose Valverde and catchers Gerald Laird and Max St. Pierre had yet to arrive as of Thursday afternoon, and all are expected to be in camp by Saturday.