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2:01 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Airline passenger had panic attack

LANSING, MI – Pinnacle Airlines says passengers restrained another passenger when he tried to open the door during a panic attack before takeoff at Lansing's Capital Regional International Airport.

Pinnacle spokesman Joe Williams says the incident occurred Sunday night when the regional jet was moving to a runway for departure to Detroit. There were nine people aboard, including three crew members.

Williams says the man was arrested by police when the plane returned to the gate. The plane departed about three hours later.

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1:11 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Capital Region International Airport incident not terrorism

LANSING, MI – Delta Flight 3679 had been waiting for takeoff to Detroit for about 45 minutes when a passenger became "belligerent" and requested to be taken off the flight. Airport spokesperson Nicole Noll says officials do not believe terrorism played any part in the event.

"No. From the information that I have, this is simply an individual who had become impatient and wanted to get off the aircraft."

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In Michigan
1:04 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Report: Man tackled during takeoff of flight in MI

LANSING, MI – A man has been removed from a plane at a Lansing airport after passengers tackled him during takeoff.

Witnesses tell WILX-TV that the man was tackled Sunday night by several passengers at Capital Region International Airport after the pilot of Delta Flight 3679 told them takeoff was delayed because of bad weather in Detroit.

Witnesses say during the delay flight attendants asked several men to move to the front of the plane, and the man was tackled after demanding to sit near the cockpit.

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In Michigan
9:40 am
Mon February 15, 2010

APNewsBreak: MLB's Bowman won't run for Mich. gov

LANSING, MI – Major League Baseball official Robert Bowman has decided against getting into Michigan's Democratic race for governor.

The former state treasurer formed a committee last week to explore a run, but said Monday in a release that he has decided not to begin a campaign.

He says he would enjoy the challenge but is "just not able to commit to run at this time."

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In Michigan
6:38 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Lansing half-way through developing new 20-year master plan

LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing is about halfway through developing a new 20-year master plan. The plan helps guide future growth and development in the city.

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Sports
5:57 am
Mon February 15, 2010

MSU women beat Northwestern

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team won for the sixth time in its last seven games Sunday with a 68-55 over Northwestern at the Breslin Center. The Spartans, who have now won 13 straight over the Wildcats, were led by a balanced attack, as 10 Spartans scored, including 33 points off the bench. MSU improved to 17-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten, remaining a half game out of second place.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Attacks spring up in Mich. GOP governor's race

LANSING, MI –

If the attacks taking place in the Republican governor's race so far are any indication, the five-way contest could soon become a brawl.

Radio ads, billboards and automated calls to voters have been launched by an independent group in Macomb County against Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder.

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In Michigan
4:43 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Environmentalists criticize Asian carp strategy

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Environmental activists say a federal plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes has good points but also serious flaws.

The government released its $78.5 million proposal this week for preventing the invasive fish from entering Lake Michigan through Chicago waterways.

Five environmental groups Friday praised its promises to erect new barriers and step up processing of DNA tests needed to tell how close the carp have gotten to the lake.

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In Michigan
3:40 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

MI Senate Committee to take up lifetime health benefits for lawmakers

LANSING, MI –

A state Senate panel is expected to start discussing reforms to public employee health benefits soon. But first the committee will negotiate a plan to eliminate lifetime health benefits for lawmakers.

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3:31 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Granholm budget chief says there may not be political will to pass plan

LANSING, MI –

Governor Granholm's budget chief says it will be tough to round up enough votes in the Legislature for the governor's budget proposals.

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Budget Director Robert Emerson was appearing on the Michigan Public Television show "Off the Record." Emerson acknowledged the governor's new budget - the final budget proposal of her administration -- is controversial -- especially expanding the sales tax to cover services.

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