Sports
6:18 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Guillen homers 4th game in row, Royals beat Tigers

DETROIT – Jose Guillen homered for the fourth straight game, connecting for his 200th career shot and leading the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Wednesday.

Guillen hit his fifth home run in a four-game span. His solo drive capped a two-run seventh inning that put the Royals ahead 5-3.

Billy Butler added a pair of sacrifice flies for the Royals. Magglio Ordonez homered for the Tigers and Johnny Damon got his 1,000th career RBI.

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Sports
6:16 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Coyotes' power play comes through in Game 1 win

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.

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In Michigan
7:03 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

MI Senate approves retirement sweetener

LANSING, MI –

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.

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In Michigan
7:00 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Feds examining 34 guns found in rural Clare County

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.

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In Michigan
6:57 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Mich. GOP gov hopefuls vary in ties to Tea Party

LANSING, MI –

Four out of the five Republicans running for Michigan governor participated in at least one Tea Party Express event last week.

Yet as the tour made its way from the Upper Peninsula to the Detroit suburbs, former Gateway CEO Rick Snyder was absent.

He's not expected to attend any of Thursday's Tax Day protests around the state, including one that's expected to draw thousands to the Capitol lawn.

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In Michigan
6:51 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Chief Justice Kelly addresses MI Legislature

LANSING, MI –

The state's highest ranking judge addressed a joint session of the Legislature Wednesday at the state Capitol. Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly gave the first State of the Judiciary speech in a decade.

Kelly told lawmakers that budget cuts are making it difficult for the courts to be effective.

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In Michigan
6:46 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Michigan jobless rate stable at 14.1%

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's unemployment rate went unchanged from February to March as it remained at 14.1%.

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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.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Lansing reaches tentative deal with fire fighters

LANSING, MI –

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.

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WKAR Features
8:00 am
Wed April 14, 2010

MI Supreme Court hears indigent defense arguments

LANSING, MI –

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.

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WKAR Features
7:36 am
Wed April 14, 2010

Are entrepreneurs key to the economic recovery?

LANSING, MI –

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