UNDATED – MSU's men's basketball team is making its 13th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament as it opens as the No. 5 seet in the Midwest Region against No. 12 seed New Mexico State. Game time tonight is 7:20.
LAKELAND, FL – Dontrelle Willis is making a case for a spot in the Detroit Tigers' rotation, pitching three scoreless innings in a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday.
Willis struggled after straining his back in the first, but allowed just one hit. He hit one batter and walked another. He also hurt his right thumb fielding a line drive. That came one batter after another line drive glanced off his right knee.
Ingham County's credit rating has been raised by Standard and Poor's Rating Services.
AUDIO: Ingham County treasurer Eric Schertzing says Standard and Poor's has bumped up the county's rating from "AA" to "AA+." He says the county will save a substantial amount of money in the bond market as a result.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they have seized more than $250,000 worth of illegal drugs within a week at the tunnel crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
The federal agency said Thursday that 16 bags containing marijuana were found Feb. 28 in a car driven by a U.S. citizen returning from Canada. Two bags containing nearly 21,000 ecstasy pills were removed from a car being driven by a lawful permanent U.S. resident coming from Canada.
Some fireworks that are currently illegal in Michigan could be legalized and sold to help raise money for state government under terms of budget-related legislation advancing in the state House.
The Democratic-led House Appropriations Committee passed a bill Thursday mostly along party lines that would raise an estimated $2.6 million to preserve community fire protection grants by legalizing more fireworks in the state. Businesses that sold the fireworks would be charged a fee that goes to the state.
Lansing, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR)- The state of Michigan is offering an increase to its food assistance program that officials say will benefit as many as 360,000 people.
The state will use dollars from a federal home energy program to allow thousands of people to qualify for an additional food assistance benefit. Officials say that will give about 180,000 households an average of $88 more each month to spend on groceries.