VANCOUVER, BC – Goalie Ryan Miller of East Lansing and the rest of Team USA aren't leaving Vancouver with the gold medal they'd hoped for in men's hockey.
They tied Canada with about 24 seconds left in regulation, but Sidney Crosby wristed a shot past Miller 7:40 into overtime, and Canada survived a tense game to beat the Americans 3-2 yesterday. It capped Canada's record gold rush in the Vancouver Games and set off a national celebration.
DETROIT, MI – A state House subcommittee has called for public testimony as it looks into possible control of the Detroit Public Schools academics by an emergency financial manager.
The bipartisan panel meets Monday in the Detroit City Hall auditorium.
Parents, students, teachers and officials in the financially challenged district are expected to speak. The School District Academic Emergencies subcommittee is chaired by Detroit Democrat David Nathan.
Two proposals that would expand gambling in Michigan have had preliminary reviews by a state elections board.
The Board of State Canvassers approved the form of petitions for the groups at a Friday meeting. Sponsors of each of the efforts still would have to gather more than 300,000 voter signatures in order to qualify for the November ballot.
The state Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to create a moose-hunting season in Michigan. There are an estimated 500-600 moose living in the state, and the population is growing at 10% a year.
State Senator Jason Allen says it's time to allow for moose to be hunted, even if in very limited numbers.
LIVONIA, MI – Former Governors James Blanchard and John Engler were once political adversaries. But agreed far more than they disagreed in an unusual joint appearance Thursday to help raise money to train future political leaders.
This was the first time the ex-governors shared a stage since they debated each other during the 1990 election. The event was a fundraiser for the Michigan Political Leadership Program, which helps train aspiring public servants.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Junior Kalisha Keane scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Michigan State women's basketball team to a 79-64 victory at Purdue on Thursday night. The Spartans, who have won nine of their last 10, improve to 20-8 overall, their seventh-straight 20 win season, and 11-6 in the Big Ten. The Spartans host Minnesota on Sunday at 2 at Breslin Center.
EAST LANSING, MI – Three more Michigan State football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a Nov. 22 fight on campus with fraternity members.
Defensive tackle Oren Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of assault and battery. Defensive back Chris L. Rucker and receiver Myles White each pleaded guilty to one count. Conspiracy charges against the players were dropped.