Sports
5:26 am
Mon February 22, 2010

No. 9 Buckeyes beat No. 11 Michigan St. men 74-67

EAST LANSING, MI – Evan Turner scored 20 points and No. 9 Ohio State earned a 74-67 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Sunday.

William Buford had 17 points for the Buckeyes (21-7, 11-4 Big Ten), who pulled into a second-place tie with Michigan State in the conference.

Both teams trail Purdue by a half-game in the conference standings.

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Sports
5:24 am
Mon February 22, 2010

Hamilton's 27 leads Pistons to OT win over Spurs

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Richard Hamilton scored 27 points and Rodney Stuckey added 20 to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 109-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in overtime on Sunday.

Manu Ginobili's layup tied the game at 93 with 27.5 seconds left, and the Pistons missed two game-winning shots at the end of regulation.

San Antonio started the extra period with a one-point lead because Hamilton was called for a technical foul during the break after regulation.

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Top Stories
1:12 pm
Sat February 20, 2010

Governor delivers State of State address

Lansing, MI – Gov. Jennifer Granholm delivered her final State of the State address Wednesday evening at the Capitol.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

Mich. court upholds cap on payday loan bounce fees

DETROIT –

The Michigan Court of Appeals says payday loan companies can no longer charge borrowers triple damages plus $250 if their checks bounce.

The court's ruling released Friday reverses an Oakland County court decision in favor of a lenders group.

The decision upholds state regulators enforcing a law designed to rein in practices by an industry used mainly by low-pay workers.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

Governor creates position of health cost cutter

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm has signed an executive order to create an inspector general to investigate reports of waste and fraud in Medicaid and other taxpayer-financed health programs.

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In Michigan
5:12 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

Ingham prosecutor decries crime lab backlogs

LANSING, MI –

Ongoing staff shortages in state police crime labs are creating more and longer delays in mid-Michigan courts. Ingham county prosecutor Stuart Dunnings says the situation amounts to a breach of justice for victims and defendants alike. He says the average wait for DNA evidence in Ingham County now exceeds 135 days.

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WKAR Features
8:23 am
Fri February 19, 2010

Under the Radar: Raphael reviews <em>The American Leonardo</em>

EAST LANSING, MI – It's time for Under the Radar, when our book reviewer Lev Raphael talks about books you may not have heard about yet. Lev reviews a book about an infamous painting that's been in the news lately--The American Leonardo by John Brewer.

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Sports
5:55 am
Fri February 19, 2010

Porcello says Tigers must get past 2009 collapse

LAKELAND, FL – Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello says the team must move past last year's late collapse, although the memory of watching the Minnesota Twins celebrate the AL Central championship can motivate the Tigers for 2010.

A 14-game winner as a rookie, Porcello will join other pitchers and catchers Friday for the Tigers' first official workout of spring training.

Only pitcher Jose Valverde and catchers Gerald Laird and Max St. Pierre had yet to arrive as of Thursday afternoon, and all are expected to be in camp by Saturday.

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In Michigan
5:54 am
Fri February 19, 2010

Kildee to jump into MI Dem race

LANSING, MI –

Former Genessee County Treasurer Dan Kildee says he will file the paperwork next week forming a campaign committee to seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Kildee is not widely known outside the Flint area, but his name is well-known in Democratic circles. He is a long time party activist and his uncle is Congressman Dale Kildee.

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Sports
5:54 am
Fri February 19, 2010

MSU women win over Illinois; DeHaan breaks record

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team cruised to a 64-43 win over Illinois last night at the Breslin Center, but the story of the night was senior Allyssa DeHaan breaking the NCAA Division I blocked shots record. DeHaan deflected a running shot by Lydia McCully along the baseline for 487th career block, surpassing St. Mary's junior Louella Tomlinson, who set the mark last Thursday.

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