In Michigan
6:25 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Prosecutor: Put Kilpatrick in prison

DETROIT –

The Wayne County prosecutor is seeking a prison term of two years to five years for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who flunked probation in a criminal case.

In a court filing Monday, Prosecutor Kym Worthy says more probation for Kilpatrick would only be a reward for lies and deceit.

Kilpatrick will appear in court Tuesday to learn his punishment. A judge found he didn't report all assets and failed other conditions as part of his $1 million restitution to Detroit.

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In Michigan
5:24 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

N. Michigan fire contained, but dangers remain

SOUTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP, MI –

A northern Michigan forest fire that burned more than 8,500 acres is under control, but officials say conditions are ripe for others to break out.

The state Department of Natural Resources and Environment said Monday the blaze in Crawford County's South Branch Township is almost entirely contained.

Spokeswoman Mary Dettloff said it might take weeks to extinguish all hot spots. But the job has been turned over to local volunteer units.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

MI Habitat for Humanity says future endangered by budget cuts

LANSING, MI –

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan says its future is clouded by a rollback in state funding. Leaders of the not-for-profit organization that builds and rehabilitates homes for low-income families are hoping to convince Michigan's housing agency to reverse the cut.

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In Michigan
4:41 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Granholm aides, lawmakers to go to work on $344 M shortfall

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm and state lawmakers are expected to work right away this week on a plan to retire a new budget deficit. But first they have to agree on the size of the problem.

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In Michigan
10:51 am
Mon May 24, 2010

MI campaign finance discussion begins

LANSING, MI –

Lawmakers on a state House panel are expected to vote in coming weeks on a package of bills that would regulate corporate and union spending on political campaigns. The legislation is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows corporations to spend money on political ads.

A state House panel opened discussion on the legislation this week. Democratic state Representative Dan Scripps sponsored the measure.

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Sports
5:53 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Cabrera, Ordonez homer in Tigers' win

LOS ANGELES – Rick Porcello fought off three line drives right back at him to get his first road victory of the season, and the Detroit Tigers got home runs from Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordonez in a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

The Tigers avoided a three-game sweep in the first interleague series for both teams.

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In Michigan
5:48 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Militia faces deadline to argue for release

DETROIT – Lawyers for five Midwest militia members are facing a deadline to tell a federal appeals court why the men should be released from jail until trial.

The appeals court is considering the government's challenge to an order releasing the five with electronic tethers and other strict conditions.

The U.S. attorney's office filed arguments May 17. Responses from the defense are due Monday. It's not known when the appeals court will make a decision.

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In Michigan
5:46 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Sentencing documents due in ex-Detroit mayor case

DETROIT – Documents related to the sentencing of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick are due before a judge overseeing his probation violation case.

Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner has told the county prosecutor's office and attorneys representing Kilpatrick to file sentencing memoranda by Monday. Kilpatrick is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

Groner also told both sides not to disclose the contents of a pre-sentence report by the state Corrections Department. Probation officials have recommended jail time for Kilpatrick.

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Sports
6:35 pm
Sun May 23, 2010

Lugnuts win third game of series against Loons

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday afternoon, 5-4 at Cooley Law School Stadium. The Lugnuts look to tie the four-game series with the Loons Monday night at 7:05.

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WKAR Features
6:37 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Acclaimed British choral director conducts performance in Lansing

Lansing, MI – Princess Diana's funeral in 1997 at Westminster Abbey drew an estimated three million mourners in London as well as countless others viewing it on worldwide television.

The man responsible for choosing the music for that service was Doctor Martin Neary. He's in Michigan this weekend to lead the Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys in performances around the state, including Lansing.

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