Sports
5:47 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Kaman, Gooden help Clippers get by Pistons

LOS ANGELES – Chris Kaman had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Drew Gooden added 20 points and 13 boards and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-91 on Wednesday night.

Rasual Butler hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left for the Clippers, who have won three straight following a six-game losing streak. They completed a two-game season sweep of Detroit after losing the previous 13 meetings.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

MI "Good Time" credits discussed

LANSING, MI –

A state House panel began hearings Wednesday on legislation that would allow for the early parole of prisoners on good behavior.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

Commission says MI forces local gov'ts to pay billions

LANSING, MI –

A special state commission says Michigan is illegally forcing local governments to spend billions of dollars from their own treasuries. Legislative leaders say they will act soon to rein in unfunded mandates from the state.

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In Michigan
3:46 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

MI Senate approves elimination of lifetime health benefits

LANSING, MI –

The state Senate has approved the elimination of retirement health insurance benefits for future lawmakers and state-elected officials. The measure does not affect current or former legislators.

Many Democrats in the Senate would like to keep the benefits for future lawmakers, but with higher premiums.

Democratic state Senator Mickey Switalski.

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In Michigan
9:10 am
Wed February 24, 2010

House panel discusses details of PA prisoners

LANSING, MI – New details about the Pennsylvania prisoners being brought to stay in a Muskegon prison were discussed Tuesday at the state Capitol. The prisoners were quietly transferred from Pennsylvania to Michigan last week.

Corrections officials told a panel of lawmakers that the prisoners selected to come to Michigan from Pennsylvania are in good health, are medium-security, and have few visitors.

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WKAR Features
8:02 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Commission says MI forces local gov'ts to pay billions

LANSING, MI –

A special commission says the state has been forcing local governments to shoulder the costs of billions of dollars in unfunded mandates. That would violate a 32-year-old, voter-approved amendment to the state constitution. Legislative leaders were formally handed the report Wednesday. They say the state will adopt measures soon to ensure that does not continue.

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In Michigan
7:16 am
Wed February 24, 2010

East Lansing Planning Commission gets City Center II plan

EAST LANSING, MI –

The long-delayed City Center II project in East Lansing may finally begin moving forward tonight.

That's when the city planning commission holds a public hearing on changes made to the developer's 112-million dollar plan.

The city council approved the project in 2008. Since then, Strathmore Development Company has faced financing and tax problems. The commission could not consider revisions to the plan until back taxes were paid.

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In Michigan
7:14 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Penelope Tsernoglou wins Ingham Co. commission primary

EAST LANSING, MI – Penelope Tsernoglou was the winner in the four-candidate democratic primary Tuesday in the special election for the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. She got all 87 votes cast in the MSU student-heavy 1st precinct on her way to a 22-vote win over Robert Alexander.

Tsernoglou will be unopposed in the general election on May 4th because there were no candidates running as a republican or in any other party. There still could be a write-in campaign for the seat.

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Sports
6:39 am
Wed February 24, 2010

NCAA: Michigan football out of compliance

ANN ARBOR, MI – The NCAA has found that Michigan's storied football program was out of compliance with practice time rules under coach Rich Rodriguez.

Incoming athletic director David Brandon disclosed the finding Tuesday. He says there were no surprises in the NCAA findings. He also says Rodriguez remains the coach.

Michigan has 90 days to respond and will appear at an NCAA hearing on infractions in August.

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Sports
6:37 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Hamilton gets 30 in Pistons' 101-89 win over Kings

SACRAMENTO, CA – Richard Hamilton scored 30 points and the Detroit Pistons pulled away in the third quarter to defeat the struggling Sacramento Kings 101-89 on Tuesday night.

After taking a 12-point lead in halftime, Hamilton keyed a third-quarter effort that hiked the Pistons' advantage to 30 at one point. Hamilton scored the first eight points of the quarter and finished the period with 14 as the Pistons took an 83-58 lead into the fourth.

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