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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In Michigan
6:15 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

MI Senators pass ban on text messaging while driving

LANSING, MI –

The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a ban on texting while driving.

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Last week the texting-while-driving bills appeared to stall in the state Senate over whether the crime should be a primary or secondary offense. Many lawmakers argue texting should start out as a secondary violation - meaning the driver would have to be pulled over for something else, first - and become a more serious violation in a few years.

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In Michigan
6:13 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Lansing panel: Don't build power plant

LANSING, MI –

A citizens panel examining a planned Lansing Board of Water and Light power plant has recommended delaying the project.

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The panel, co-chaired by former state attorney general Frank Kelley, has issued a report urging the utility to put off construction of a billion-dollar facility.

The report says the board should wait until economic uncertainties and environmental
regulations are resolved.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

MI House committee approves horse trail compromise

LANSING, MI –

A state House committee has approved a bill to name a commission that would recommend which state-owned trails are open to horseback riding.

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Riders wearing boots and cowboy hats packed the committee room and applauded at the passage of the measure. They say horse and mule riders have been on the losing end of many arguments with skiers, snowmobilers, bikers and hikers as the state has shut down their access to trails

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