In Michigan
6:12 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Congress to seek more money to fight Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, MI –

Members of Congress say they'll seek $20 million to study using poisons to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

Securing the money was among several steps agreed on by lawmakers from the Great Lakes region during a meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, who hosted the session, tells The Associated Press the bipartisan group did not resolve a disagreement over whether to close shipping locks and gates at Chicago that could give the carp a pathway to Lake Michigan.

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In Michigan
6:09 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Mich. likely to delay more than 200 road projects

LANSING, MI –

Michigan transportation officials are preparing to delay more than 200 road and bridge projects previously planned for the next five years because the state is
running low on money.

A state transportation committee is expected to approve its newest project plan Thursday.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Mich. Senate committee weighs police, fire changes

LANSING, MI –

Michigan's local government leaders want changes to the state's labor contract arbitration laws in hopes of saving police and fire department jobs.

Michigan Municipal League representatives told the Senate Reforms and Restructuring Committee on Wednesday that a community's ability to pay should be a key factor guiding arbitrators' binding decisions in contract disputes. They say some cities have faced arbitration decisions they can't afford and the ripple effect leads to public safety layoffs.

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In Michigan
4:45 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

MI House Dems to discuss budget on retreat

LANSING, MI –

Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol are headed off on separate retreats for the rest of the week. The Legislature won't meet again until next week, before Governor Granholm delivers her state-of-the-state address.

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Democrats at the state Capitol are meeting up north. And House Speaker Andy Dillon says there's only one topic they will really discuss.

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Sports
6:14 am
Wed January 27, 2010

No. 5 Michigan State men beat Michigan 57-56

ANN ARBOR, MI – Kalin Lucas made a go-ahead jumper with 3.5 seconds left, lifting No. 5 Michigan State to a 57-56 win over Michigan on Tuesday night.

DeShawn Sims had a shot roll off the rim on an alley-oop pass with 0.9 seconds left for the Wolverines.

The Spartans (18-3, 8-0 Big Ten) have won their first eight conference games for the first time in school history and have beaten their rival for the 17th time in 20 meetings.

Michigan (10-10, 3-5) has lost three straight games for the second time this season.

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Sports
6:04 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Doan helps Coyotes beat Red Wings 5-4 in OT

DETROIT – Shane Doan's goal 3:50 into overtime capped Phoenix's comeback from a two-goal deficit to give the Coyotes a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

With goalie Ilya Bryzgalov off, Phoenix got goals from Ed Jovanovski and Keith Yandle in the last 1:30 to tie it at 4.

Doan also had three assists, Yandle scored twice and Scottie Upshall had a goal and an assist. Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots.

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In Michigan
5:37 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Michigan waits on high-speed rail announcement

LANSING, MI –

Michigan officials are waiting to see if President Obama includes a Midwest high speed rail project in its efforts to create a network of super-speed train lines criss-crossing the nation.

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In Michigan
6:28 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Thousands of car dealers appealling closures

DETROIT –

More than half of the nearly 2,800 dealerships General Motors and Chrysler want to close are appealing those decisions. At least 1,550 dealers have filed the necessary paperwork and officials say the number could go higher.

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In Michigan
6:23 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Two more Mich. St. football players face charges

EAST LANSING, MI –

Two more Michigan State football players face misdemeanor assault and conspiracy charges connected to a Nov. 22 fight on campus.

Warrants were authorized Monday for defensive tackle Oren Wilson and receiver Myles White. The players are expected to turn themselves in for arraignment.

Eleven current or former Spartan players have been charged in the fight with members of a campus fraternity.

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In Michigan
6:20 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Stupak decides against gov run

LANSING, MI –

Upper Peninsula Congressman Bart Stupak says he will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor and will, instead, seek re-election to his House seat.

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