In Michigan
6:24 pm
Tue December 22, 2009

Lansing could become icy for Christmas

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for mid-Michigan from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. A quarter-inch of ice accumulation is possible as freezing rain and sleet are forecast from Thursday into Friday. Precipitation should turn to rain on Friday. Holiday travel on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day could become hazardous.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Tue December 22, 2009

Mich. looks to reuse 2 recently shuttered prisons

LANSING, MI –
Michigan continues looking for federal or out-of-state inmates to fill two recently shuttered prisons after reaching a deal with Pennsylvania to house 1,000 of its prisoners.

Michigan Corrections Department spokesman John Cordell said Tuesday reuse is possible for two prisons. They're the Standish Maximum Correctional Facility about 145 miles north of Detroit and Hiawatha Correctional Facility in the eastern Upper Peninsula.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue December 22, 2009

Granholm optimistic for 2010, but says budget may require "grand bargain"

LANSING, MI –
Governor Granholm held her annual year-end meeting with reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. The governor says times are dark right now, but she has high hopes for her last year in office.

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Sports
6:26 am
Tue December 22, 2009

DeHaan keys No. 16 MSU past St. Bonaventure, 67-59

EAST LANSING, MI – Allyssa DeHaan scored 18 points and No. 16 Michigan State handed St. Bonaventure its first loss with a 67-59 victory on Monday night.

Kalisha Keane and Lauren Aitch each scored 11 for Michigan State (9-3).

Megan Van Tatenhove scored 19 for St. Bonaventure (11-1). Dana Mitchell added 18.

Michigan State scored eight straight points to open a 55-44 lead with 6:30 remaining. DeHaan capped the surge with a jumper.

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In Michigan
6:18 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Knight gets extension

LANSING, MI – The Board of Trustees at Lansing Community College has extended the contract of president Brent Knight by two years. His contract now runs through 2013. His pact now includes retirement compensation.

At a Monday meeting, the board evaluated Knight's performance. Knight became president at LCC on July first, 2008.

LCC enrolls 32,000 students each year and offers more than 240 degree and certificate programs.

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In Michigan
5:44 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Michigan to take Pennsylvania prisoners

LANSING, MI –
Pennsylvania will help relieve a shortage of prison cells by sending a thousand inmates to Michigan. The inmates will be sent to a medium-security facility in Muskegon that would otherwise be closed next month.

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In Michigan
5:16 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Mayor Bernero to file for gubernatorial exploratory committee

LANSING (MI) –

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero will file with the Secretary of State this week to form a gubernatorial exploratory committee.

AUDIO: Filing to form an exploratory committee allows Bernero to formally begin seeking support and money for a possible bid for the democratic nomination for governor.

After spending Christmas with his family, Bernero says he plans to get started right away.

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In Michigan
5:11 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Top Mich. court takes case about defense lawyers

LANSING, MI –
The Michigan Supreme Court is jumping into a major dispute over how publicly appointed lawyers represent poor people accused of crimes.

The court has agreed to take an appeal in a case that challenges Michigan's public defender system.

Three counties - Berrien, Genesee and Muskegon - are accused of violating the constitutional rights of defendants through an underfunded system that encourages plea bargains, not a vigorous defense against crimes. The lawsuit names the state of Michigan as the main defendant.

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In Michigan
4:49 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Pa. prisons to ship 2,000 inmates to MI, other states

HARRISBURG, PA –
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections is planning to send 2,000 inmates to facilities in other states to lessen crowded conditions in state prisons.

Prison system spokeswoman Sue McNaughton said Monday that within two months the inmates will be shipped to the Muskegon Correctional Facility in Michigan and the Green Rock Correctional Center in Chatham, Va.

Pennsylvania will be paying those states $62 per prisoner per day.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Mon December 21, 2009

Attorney General sues over Asian Carp

DETROIT, MI –
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is suing the state of Illinois and the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to stop the spread of the invasive Asian Carp.

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