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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In Michigan
5:13 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

Kildee files paperwork to run for MI governor

LANSING, MI –

Former Genesee County Treasurer Dan Kildee filed paperwork with the state Tuesday to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.

AUDIO:
Kildee says he is the only Democratic candidate who would be able to win the gubernatorial election in November. Although he hasn't formally launched his campaign, he says he does intend to run.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

Chief Alley announces his retirement From Lansing Police Department

Lansing Police Chief Mark Alley.
City of Lansing
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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

Ingham officials plan for smaller jail in '11

The Ingham County Courthouse in Mason.
WKAR Photo

Mason, MI –

The Ingham county jail will likely be downsized next year.

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In Michigan
12:40 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

Primary Election In East Lansing County Commission Race

EAST LANSING, MI –

A special primary election is being held in East Lansing today for the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.

As WKAR's Scott Pohl reports, the winner is virtually certain to win the general election in May.

AUDIO: Today's election is to complete the term of former county commissioner Marc Thomas, who resigned in August. Shelby Bupp was appointed to the seat, but withdrew from the election.

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In Michigan
11:14 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Advocates seek more federal money for Great Lakes

UNDATED – Advocates are lobbying Congress to boost spending on Great Lakes environmental protection and preventing an Asian carp invasion.

More than 100 activists from across the region are visiting House and Senate members Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

They want the government to put $475 million into the 2011 budget for a Great Lakes restoration program, the same amount approved for this year. President Barack Obama has requested $300 million.

Another priority is enacting legislation to make sure the restoration takes place.

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In Michigan
10:43 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Accident Fund Parking ramp to get local bonds

The site of the future Accident Fund headquarters in Lansing.

LANSING, MI – The Lansing City Council has approved a plan to let a local developer borrow $31 million to build a new parking ramp downtown.

Chrisman Company is using bonds issued through Lansing's Economic Development Corporation to build a ramp for the Accident Fund Insurance Company's new headquarters. Bob Trezise is president of the EDC. He says the developer originally planned on using federal stimulus bonds.

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