GLENDALE, AZ – Derek Morris broke a tie early in the third period and assisted on two other power-play goals in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference series Wednesday night.
Keith Yandle and Wojtek Wolski also scored, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 38 saves to help the Coyotes win a playoff game for the first time since April 20, 2002, the last year they were in the postseason.
Tomas Holmstrom and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings.
The state Senate has approved an incentive plan to encourage state workers and teachers to retire. But some Democrats say the Senate version is not as attractive as the incentive plan originally proposed by Governor Granholm.
FREEMAN TOWNSHIP, MI – Federal authorities are trying to determine where nearly three dozen guns found in rural Clare County came from and who they belong to.
Special Agent Donald Dawkins tells The Associated Press that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are examining serial numbers as part of their investigation into Tuesday's discovery.
Michigan's unemployment rate went unchanged from February to March as it remained at 14.1%.
AUDIO: Michigan's jobless rate is still well above the national average of 9.7%. But the state Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth says job losses have stabilized in recent months, especially in manufacturing, construction and retail.
Lansing fire fighters have tentatively agreed to a deal that would save the city $1.5-million.
AUDIO: Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 421 will vote on the agreement by the end of next week. If approved, it would help the city address an expected deficit of $12-million in the coming fiscal year.
The city council would also have to approve the contract.
The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday regarding a challenge to Michigan's system for providing lawyers to criminal defendants who can't afford an attorney. The American Civil Liberties Union says Michigan is violating the constitution by failing to ensure every defendant gets a good lawyer.