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1:40 am
Sun April 4, 2010

Heartbreak, but no hostility in East Lansing after Final Four loss

East Lansing, MI – Despite Michigan State's loss in the NCAA tournament semifinals, as many as 1,500 Spartan fans spent much Saturday night rallying behind their team.

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MSU's dream of clinching its first national championship since 2000 died in a 52-50 nailbiter against Butler University that came down to the game's final seconds. When it was over, hundreds of people filled the streets of East Lansing's Cedar Village neighborhood.

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11:28 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

EL crowds celebrate despite NCAA loss

EAST LANSING, MI –

Police were arresting some members of a large crowd of young people who gathered in East Lansing's Cedar Village neighborhood late Saturday night. The throng formed after Michigan State's loss earlier in the evening in the semi-final game of the NCAA basketball tournament. WKAR's Kevin Lavery reports the situation was not out of control, as police in riot gear were out in force. Media reports of the estimated size of the crowd varied widely.

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In Michigan
9:22 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

E. Michigan student dies following Ann Arbor fire

ANN ARBOR, MI –

Eastern Michigan University says a 22-year-old student has died of injuries following an early-morning fire that gutted a rental home in Ann Arbor and injured two other people.

The school in nearby Ypsilanti said Renden LeMasters of Dexter died following the Saturday fire. He was a senior in the College of Technology. University President Susan Martin said in a statement his death was a "tragic loss."

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9:18 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Fouls doom Michigan State in loss to Butler

INDIANAPOLIS –

Fouls finally did to Michigan State what all those injuries couldn't.

Bogged down by foul trouble all night, the Spartans couldn't find a rhythm in a 52-50 loss to Butler on Saturday in the Final Four.

Butler outscored Michigan State 17-10 at the free throw line to advance to the national championship game on Monday might.

Raymar Morgan, Michigan State's second-leading scorer, played just 23 minutes and finished with four points and four fouls.

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In Michigan
11:20 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

MSU, East Lansing warn would-be rioters

East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - As the MSU community waits excitedly for Saturday's national NCAA semifinal game, the university and the city of East Lansing are warning would-be troublemakers to avoid disruptive behavior.

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In Michigan
6:24 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Hutaree defenders will appeal order

DETROIT –

A federal judge in Detroit is ordering members of a self-described "Christian militia" held without bond until their trials.

As the Michigan Public Radio Network's Quinn Klinefelter reports, defense attorneys in the case are appealing the order.

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Federal officials accuse nine members of a group calling itself Hutaree with sedition and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction among other charges.

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In Michigan
6:16 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Governor Granholm praises film tax break in radio address

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm uses her weekly radio address to praise Michigan's generous incentives to attract filmmakers. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, next week marks the second anniversary of the state offering film tax credits.

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The governor says filmmakers have spent $348 million in Michigan over the past two years, and employed 6,700 people. She says 89 movies or TV shows have used Michigan as a backdrop.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Second round for Michigan RTTT application begins

LANSING, MI –

Officials at the state Department of Education say they have started the process to put together a second application for federal Race To The Top money. Michigan lost out in the running for the first round.

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Tennessee and Delaware made it to the top in the Race To The Top school-reforms competition. One of the key reasons those states were favored by the federal government was support from teachers unions.

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In Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Magistrate orders MI militia suspects to stay jailed

DETROIT –

A federal magistrate has ordered eight suspected members of a Midwest Christian militia accused of conspiring to overthrow the government to remain locked up until trial.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Donald J. Scheer said during his ruling Friday that federal prosecutors had provided the court with "very disturbing information."

Defense attorneys say they plan to appeal Scheer's ruling, but a hearing isn't expected until next week.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Granholm gets letter ordering her to leave office

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm's office has confirmed that she was one of 30 governors who was sent a letter from an anti-government group demanding that she vacate her office. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the letter was turned over the State Police.

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