East Lansing, MI – A short-handed Michigan State team will head to the Alamo Bowl to play Texas Tech.
The bowl selection announced Sunday gives the Spartans (6-6) something to focus on other than off-the-field turmoil that has dominated the program since eight players were suspended and two were dismissed from the team for being present at a Nov. 22 fight with fraternity members in a campus residence hall.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says those players will not make the trip for the Jan. 2 bowl in San Antonio.
LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing is being sued to keep recently-elected councilmember Tina Houghton from taking office in January. It was discovered that Houghton owed the city $3,300 in delinquent taxes shortly after she was elected to represent the city's second ward last month.
LOCKPORT, ILL – An Obama administration adviser says a decision could come within days on whether to temporarily close a shipping lock in a bid to stop the Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan.
Cameron Davis is the Great Lakes adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He tells The Associated Press that discussions are under way about closing the O'Brien Lock while crews poison part of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.
LANSING, MI – Mothers in Michigan who want to breast feed their children in public could soon be protected by the Civil Rights Act. Michigan Public Radio's Laura Weber has this report.
Mothers and physicians told a state House panel that preventing women from breast feeding their children in public is gender discrimination and a health concern. They say it's important for infants to be fed when they're hungry.