In Michigan
5:45 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

MI retirement plan still in negotiations

LANSING, MI –

Lawmakers working on a proposal to encourage veteran teachers to retire have failed to meet Governor Granholm's latest deadline to approve the measure.

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Key negotiators and legislative leaders say that, regardless of Governor Granholm's wishes, there is still time to complete work on the retirement proposal and save school districts money.

Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon says the work must be completed, and soon.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue May 4, 2010

Coalition rallies for MI transportation fix

LANSING, MI –

Hundreds of construction workers, contractors and local government officials rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday. They called for money for roads, bridges, airports, and public transportation.

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WKAR Features
8:49 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Municipalities struggling with vagueness of marijuana law

EAST LANSING, MI –

In the fall of 2008, Michigan voters approved a new medical marijuana law. Now, 18 months later, many public officials are noticeably frustrated by the measure. They say it's short on detail and open to wide interpretation. That's got the state's municipalities scrambling to pass local ordinances to clear up the confusion and move forward.

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Sports
6:02 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Sharks dismiss history at Joe Louis before Game 3

ROMULUS, MI – The San Jose Sharks traditionally fare poorly at Joe Louis Arena.

San Jose has won three of nine playoff games in Detroit, losing the last two in the 2007 Western Conference semifinals, and just five of 35 matchups during the regular season.

Top-seeded San Jose beat Detroit twice at home and will put the two-time defending Western Conference champions on the brink of elimination if it wins Tuesday night in Game 3 at the Red Wings' storied arena.

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Sports
6:01 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Ramos, Cuddyer lead Twins over Tigers 10-4

MINNEAPOLIS – Wilson Ramos had another three hits in Joe Mauer's place and Michael Cuddyer added a three-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 10-4 victory over Detroit on
Monday night, snapping the Tigers' five-game winning streak.

Ramos had two doubles and an RBI and Scott Baker (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in seven innings for the Twins.

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Sports
5:48 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Lugnuts lose to TinCaps in final game of series

LANSING, MI – The Fort Wayne TinCaps downed the Lansing Lugnuts 9-4 yesterday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium.

The TinCaps took three of the four games in the series from the host Lugnuts. With the TinCaps leaving town, the Lugnuts continue their seven-game homestand with a three-game series with South Bend.

First pitch is at 7:05 tonight.

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In Michigan
5:17 am
Tue May 4, 2010

Lansing unveils first draft of medical marijuana ordinance

LANSING, MI –

Some Lansing residents responded skeptically Tuesday to a proposed medical marijuana ordinance for the city.

AUDIO: Participants at a meeting of the public safety committee included a number of medical marijuana patients and caregivers. They expressed concerns ranging from accessability to the drug to who would be allowed to grow marijuana.

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In Michigan
7:05 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

DeVos family gives Kennedy Center $22.5M for arts

WASHINGTON –

The Kennedy Center in Washington is announcing the largest private donation in its history - a $22.5 million gift from Dick and Betsy DeVos to endow its Arts Management Institute that trains the nation's arts leaders.

Betsy DeVos says arts organizations have been struggling in the recession and need expert leadership to survive. The gift announced Monday is among the largest ever for the Michigan couple.

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In Michigan
7:00 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Supreme Court upholds Michigan murder conviction

LANSING, MI –

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a Michigan judge's decision to allow a second trial against an accused murderer.

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The Supreme Court held that a Detroit judge was not out of line in ordering a new trial for accused murderer Reginald Lett. After the first jury declared a deadlock following just four hours of deliberation, Lett was tried a second time and convicted in a deadly liquor store shooting.

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In Michigan
6:58 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

2 military Jeeps seized in MI in fraud investigation

DETROIT –

Federal agents say they've seized two museum-quality military jeeps in Michigan in an investigation of people who claim to offer legal research to prison inmates across
the country.

Postal agents in Detroit believe it's a fraud that has added up to more than $300,000 since 2002. No charges have been filed.

They say John Wilson of Sanilac County may have used some of the money to restore a 1942 Willys Jeep and a 1952 model.

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