DETROIT, MI – Police investigating the hit-and-run death of a Michigan State University student following a Detroit Red Wings hockey game plan to view surveillance video from downtown hotels and shops.
The Detroit Free Press reports Friday that the 19-year-old was leaving the game at Joe Louis Arena with friends late Thursday night when he was hit near Cobo Center.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team jump started the 2009-10 season with a 79-47 exhibition win over Wayne State on Thursday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans, ranked No. 10 preseason by The Associated Press and in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll, had 12 different players score, led by 15 from senior Allyssa DeHaan.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State got a 31-save shutout from sophomore netminder Drew Palmisano and a goal and an assist from Corey Tropp in a 3-0 victory over tenth-ranked Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday night. MSU has won four straight games - all in conference - is now 7-2-0 overall and 4-1-0 in CCHA play. The two teams play again Friday night.
LANSING, MI – Michigan Supreme Court justices have adopted formal rules for stepping aside from cases if they have a conflict of interest.
The rules, approved 4-3 Thursday, let justices review another justice's decision not to step aside in some cases. Justices will have to step aside if they are biased or if there is an appearance of impropriety.
The court currently has an unwritten tradition of leaving it up to each justice to decide if he or she should step aside because of a conflict of interest.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan State Police is recalling 55 state troopers who had been laid off this summer to save money.
The state police director, Col. Peter Munoz, said Thursday in a release that just over half of the 100 troopers laid off June 28 would be back on the job starting by Nov. 16.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Jennifer Granholm had said Wednesday the state budget office needed a week to 10 days to go over the State Police budget the governor signed last week to make sure enough money was available to keep the troopers on the job.
LANSING, MI – Michigan officials say they've received reports this week of six more deaths from the swine flu, including a 6-month-old child.
The deaths announced Thursday are in addition to 16 since Sept. 1 that state health officials reported in a Monday update. Most of those who died from H1N1 complications had underlying health problems.
The state says Michigan has had 32 H1N1-related deaths this year, including 10 from April to September.