In Michigan
6:19 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

MI State Police budget headed into House/Senate negotiations

LANSING, MI –

The state police budget is headed into negotiations between the state House and Senate. As Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber reports, a key difference is whether to add a five-dollar fee to traffic tickets.

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The proposal from House Democrats included an additional five-dollar fee on traffic tickets, which would generate a few million dollars. That would help pay for crime labs, state troopers and state Capitol security.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Granholm: Obama plan would help MI expand lending to suppliers

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm was at a White House ceremony where President Obama unveiled a plan to help manufacturers expand into new industries. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the governor says the proposal would help auto suppliers in Michigan and across the country access up to $2 billion in loans.

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In Michigan
1:28 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Kilpatrick Sentenced To Prison

DETROIT, MI –

A judge has sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 18 months to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on an obstruction of justice conviction.

Kilpatrick asked Judge David Groner to show him compassion during the Tuesday hearing. But Groner said "that ship has sailed."

Kilpatrick was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.

Groner ruled last month that the 39-year-old Kilpatrick failed to report all of his assets and meet other conditions of his probation.

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Sports
6:38 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Michigan faced Monday deadline to respond to NCAA

ANN ARBOR, MI – The University of Michigan had to respond by Monday to the NCAA after it alleged the Rich Rodriguez-led football program committed as many as five major violations.

Athletic director David Brandon said last week there would be "total transparency" when the school releases its report on Tuesday. The report likely will include self-imposed sanctions, which could include a loss of scholarships and a cutback in practice time.

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Sports
6:32 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Detroit plays on West Coast

UNDATED – The Detroit Tigers are headed to Seattle without one of their best hitters but may not need many runs with Justin Verlander on the mound.

Verlander will look to win a career-high fifth straight start when the Tigers (25-19) visit Safeco Field on Tuesday night to open a two-game set against the Mariners (16-28).

Detroit is without Miguel Cabrera, who will miss the next two games because his wife was scheduled to give birth to their second child.

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Sports
6:28 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Loons beat Lugnuts

LANSING, MI – The Great Lakes Loons held off the Lansing Lugnuts 10-7 last night at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The Lugnuts welcome the West Michigan Whitecaps tonight for a doubleheader starting at 6:05.

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Arts & Culture
5:47 am
Tue May 25, 2010

U2 postpones MSU concert

EAST LANSING, MI –

The biggest musical event of the summer has been put off, as U2 has postponed its entire summer concert tour. That includes the scheduled June 30th performance at Michigan State University's Spartan Stadium.

Singer Bono recently underwent emergency back surgery, and has been ordered to undergo at least eight weeks of recuperation.

The U2 website reports that the 16 summer concerts planned by the band will be rescheduled in 2011.

Ticketholders are being encouraged to keep their tickets.

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In Michigan
5:45 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Granholm: Kilpatrick sentence shows "no one is above the law"

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm says she respects the decision of a judge to send former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to prison for up to five years for shielding assets that could have helped pay his restitution.

"Well, it's a tough sentence, clearly," she says. "I think it sends a message to everyone that when you violate the law or you violate the terms of your supervision, the courts are going to take it seriously."

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In Michigan
5:44 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Lansing Medical Marijuana ordinance slow to take shape

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WKAR Features
5:41 am
Tue May 25, 2010

As Lansing grapples over laws, marijuana endeavors take root

LANSING, MI –

Lansing officials who are drafting a medical marijuana ordinance for the city meet again this afternoon. As proposed regulations are discussed, compassion clubs and marijuana dispensaries are moving into commercial spaces.

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