Sports
5:38 am
Tue October 6, 2009

New-look Pistons beat Heat, 87-83

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Will Bynum scored 15 points and the new-look Detroit Pistons got off to a successful start with a 87-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night in the pre-season
opener for both teams.

Dwyane Wade led Miami with 18 points.

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In Michigan
6:17 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Detroit papers raise daily newsstand price

DETROIT, MI – The newsstand price of The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press has doubled to $1, the first increase since 2003.

The change covers papers sold Monday through Saturday at coin boxes or at retailers. The $1.50 price of the Sunday edition of the Free Press won't change in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, although some dealers must stop selling it for $1.

The News doesn't publish a print edition on Sunday. Home delivery prices aren't changing.

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In Michigan
6:14 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Lansing airport adds Minneapolis route

LANSING, MI – Lansing's Capital Region International Airport is resuming flight service to Minneapolis.

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to add direct flights to and from Minneapolis beginning in January. The service had been dropped in August.

The Lansing State Journal reports that the Lansing to Minneapolis departure will be at 7:25 am. Flights from Minneapolis to Lansing will arrive at about 10 pm.

Delta is also resuming a 5:40 am flight to Detroit Metropolitan Airport in November.

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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Lansing focuses on revenue discussion

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is getting ready to veto some parts of budgets passed by the Legislature. State lawmakers are discussing new revenue options. The Democratic-controlled House could start voting on new taxes and fees to help balance the budget as early as Tuesday.

House Majority Floor Leader Kathy Angerer.

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In Michigan
5:16 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Supreme Court to take up credit scoring controversy

LANSING, MI – The state Supreme Court opens its new session Tuesday with a hearing on whether insurance companies can use their customers' credit scores to help set their rates.

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In Michigan
4:42 pm
Mon October 5, 2009

Federal funds to MI schools halted because of budget impasse

LANSING, MI – The state Department of Education says it cannot distribute millions of dollars in federal funds to local schools because Michigan does not have a K-12 schools budget.

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In Michigan
7:16 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Governor says Legislature still has long way to go

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm says the Legislature still has a lot of work to do as she readies her pen to veto parts of budgets sent to her last week.

Governor Granholm says she will meticulously review budgets before making her decisions on what to sign and what to veto. But she says there's a lot that she finds unacceptable. This is from her radio address that aired over the weekend.

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In Michigan
7:01 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Judge will size up new Detroit police monitor

DETROIT – A judge overseeing reforms at the Detroit Police Department is holding a hearing on the appointment of a new monitor to keep track of the city's progress.

Detroit and the U.S. Justice Department recently settled on Robert Warshaw for the job. He's supposed to attend a hearing Monday in front of U.S. District Judge Julian Abele Cook Jr.

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Sports
5:33 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Cutler leads Bears over Lions 48-24

CHICAGO – Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and the Chicago Bears pulled away in the second half to beat the Detroit Lions 48-24 on Sunday after they snapped their 19-game losing streak last week.

Matt Forte ran for 121 yards, rookie Johnny Knox returned a kickoff 102 yards and the Bears headed into their bye with their third straight win.

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