Sports
5:53 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Short-handed Pistons hand Hawks 2nd straight loss

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Ben Gordon scored 22 points and made two key defensive plays in the final minute, leading the injury-riddled Detroit Pistons to a 90-88 victory over the Atlanta
Hawks on Wednesday night.

The win came one night after the Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak in Philadelphia. Detroit had lost 18 of its previous 20, dating to Feb. 24.

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Sports
5:48 am
Thu April 8, 2010

3-goal outburst in 1:16 lifts Red Wings

DETROIT – Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and Dan Cleary added a goal in a 1:16 span of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Niklas Kronwall added a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for Detroit. Mike Blunden had a goal and an assist, R.J. Umberger, Sammy Pahlsson also scored, and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for Columbus.

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In Michigan
5:38 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Research group says MEGA tax credit boon for state

LANSING, MI –

A new report suggests that Michigan's Economic Growth Authority tax credit program created at least 18,000 jobs across the state.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Tea Party group attacks MI's Stupak in ad campaign

UNDATED –

The Tea Party Express is kicking off a $250,000 ad campaign targeting U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak for defeat in the November election.

The group says Wednesday it is airing television and radio ads across Stupak's northern Michigan district. The 30-second commercials criticize the veteran Democrat's vote for the health care overhaul.

Stupak was the leader of a small group of moderate House Democrats whose last-minute support helped the legislation win narrow approval.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Senator Stabenow will not endorse gov candidate

LANSING, MI –

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow says she will not endorse a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor before the primary election. She says she expects any of the candidates would do well against the Republicans, who have been leading in the polls.

She says recent action from Democrats in Congress should help create a positive view of Democrats throughout the country.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

GM posts $4 billion second half loss

DETROIT –

General Motors posted a significant loss in the second half of 2009 but company officials believe the automaker can become profitable this year.

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The Detroit automaker says it lost $4.3 billion between July 10, when it emerged from bankruptcy, and December 31.

The company says more than $2.5 billion of that figure can be attributed to a settlement loss due to the UAW retiree health care plan.

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In Michigan
9:49 am
Wed April 7, 2010

Congressman Hoekstra turns in signatures

LANSING, MI –

The first gubernatorial candidate has handed in the signatures required to secure a place on the August primary ballot. Republican Congressman Pete Hoekstra turned in boxes of signatures to the Secretary of State Wednesday.

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Gubernatorial candidates have until mid-May to hand in the 15,000 signatures required for a slot on the ballot. Congressman Hoekstra filed more than 24,000 signatures.

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Sports
6:17 am
Wed April 7, 2010

Lugnuts play exhibition game against MSU

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts have their "Crosstown Showdown" against MSU's baseball team tonight at 7:05 at the newly-renamed Cooley Law School Stadium, formerly Oldsmobile Park. The Lugnuts' official opening day is Thursday when they travel to play the Dayton Dragons.

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Sports
6:11 am
Wed April 7, 2010

Pistons end 11-game slide, beat Sixers 124-103

PHILADELPHIA – Charlie Villanueva scored 25 points, Rodney Stuckey added 24 and the short-handed Detroit Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 124-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Ben Wallace added a season-high 18 points, Tayshaun Prince had 14 and Ben Gordon 13 for the Pistons (24-53), who won for only the eighth time on the road this season. Jonas Jerebko added 11 points, and Will Bynum had 10.

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In Michigan
10:14 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

EL council approves revised City Center plan

EAST LANSING, MI –

The East Lansing City Council has approved a change for downtown's City Center Two project.

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Officials unanimously okayed the revised plan at a meeting Tuesday night. It allows one of the development's five buildings to be used as residential and office space. East Lansing Mayor Vic Loomis.

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