Sports
6:52 am
Wed February 10, 2010

Prince, Stuckey lead Detroit past Milwaukee, 93-81

MILWAUKEE – Tayshaun Prince scored a season-high 18 points and Rodney Stuckey added 18 to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-81 on Tuesday night.

Leading 64-62 going into the fourth, the Bucks tied it twice before Jason Maxiell's short jumper ignited a 16-6 run that turned the game decisively in the Pistons' favor. Ben Gordon's jumper capped the run and gave Detroit an 87-75 lead with 2:50 to go and they never looked back.

Ben Gordon scored 18 for the Pistons (18-32), who had lost six of the last eight games.

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Sports
6:48 am
Wed February 10, 2010

Blues beat Red Wings 4-3 in shootout

ST. LOUIS – Paul Kariya scored twice for his first goals at home in more than 15 months, and the St. Louis Blues recovered after blowing a two-goal cushion, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday night.

T.J. Oshie and Brad Boyes scored in the shootout for St. Louis. Goalie Chris Mason clinched it with a left pad save on Henrik Zetterberg in the third round.

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Top Stories
6:49 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Educators wait on Granholm school funding plan

LANSING, MI –

Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she will draw the line against further cuts to education funding and restore Michigan's main college scholarship program.

But the Democratic governor hasn't yet said exactly how she plans to pay for those proposals and Republicans say they will fight back if she proposes tax increases. That leaves some educators skeptical about efforts to protect funding as Michigan's new budget debates begins.

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In Michigan
6:45 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Activists ask Congress to protect Great Lakes from carp

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Scientists and environmentalists say the only sure way to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes is to permanently separate them from the Mississippi River basin.

They told a congressional panel Tuesday in Washington that the Obama administration's $78.5 million strategy for blocking the carp's advance is a stopgap plan at best.

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In Michigan
6:41 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Ehlers plans news conference to discuss his future

LANSING, MI –

Republican U.S. Rep. Vernon Ehlers of Grand Rapids has scheduled a news conference to discuss his future plans.

His office said Tuesday that Ehlers will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday in the foyer of the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building in Grand Rapids.

Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with spokesmen for Ehlers' congressional and campaign offices.

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In Michigan
6:38 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Panel advises that turbines should be locally governed

LANSING, MI –

A panel appointed Governor Granholm says there should not be statewide rules governing the location of land-based wind turbines that generate electricity.

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Members of the Michigan Wind Energy Resources Board delivered their recommendations to the state House Energy and Technology Committee.

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In Michigan
5:16 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Study: 'Coaching' of Lansing hospital patients lowered readmissions

LANSING, MI –

Data from a Lansing study suggest hospitals can lower readmission rates with better "coaching" when patients are discharged. A study of 40 patients at Lansing's Ingham Regional Medical center shows readmissions within 30-days fell by 10% when caregivers more thoroughly discussed medication, follow-up and potential problems. Donna Beebe is the lead manager of the study.

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WKAR Features
3:03 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Bernero makes final gubernatorial stop in Lansing

Virg Bernero

LANSING, MI – Bernero's final stop was in his home town where he told a crowd of supporters that the best thing he could do for the city of Lansing was to govern the state.

Bernero's stump speech included his trademark enthusiasm for job creation and protection of the middle class. Bernero used his immigrant father as an example of how the working class is neglected by the "wall street wizards" who are more concerned with numbers than with human lives.

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In Michigan
2:25 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

MI House GOP calls for focus on job creation

LANSING, MI –

Some Republicans in the state House say the Legislature must reduce the Michigan Business Tax as the first and most important step to attract businesses to the state. It was part of a plan unveiled by the House G.O.P Tuesday.

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In Michigan
6:21 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Mich. regulators order utility to pay $86M refund

DETROIT –

State regulators have ordered Consumers Energy to refund $86 million to customers for failing to put money for decommissioning a northern Michigan nuclear plant into a designated trust fund.

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