Sports
5:44 am
Fri December 4, 2009

O'Sullivan leads Oilers to 4-1 win over Red Wings

DETROIT, MI – Patrick O'Sullivan scored twice and Jeff Deslauriers made 27 saves to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Robert Nilsson had the Oilers' other goals.

Dan Cleary scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard stopped 32 shots.

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In Michigan
8:01 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Ingham Land Bank marks move into commercial transactions

LANSING, MI –
The Ingham County Land Bank is continuing its expansion into commercial real estate in Lansing's Old Town. Land Bank officials and the new owners of Old Town Manor gathered Thursday afternoon at the renovated, century-old home on North Pine Street. The Land Bank purchased and remodeled the structure...and assisted with financing for the new owners. Ingham County Land Bank Chairman Eric Schertzing:

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In Michigan
7:55 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Smoking ban debate reignited

LANSING, MI –
The debate over a workplace smoking ban is being revisited at the state Capitol. Republicans in the state Senate met privately Thursday to discuss the issue.

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In Michigan
5:08 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Lansing Police Union Cries Foul on Layoffs

Left: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 141 Executive Director Tom Krug. Right: Detective Brad St. Aubin
WKAR Photo

LANSING, MI –
Unionized Lansing police officers say they're optimistic about reaching a contract with the city that may avoid 14 layoffs. Mayor Virg Bernero has authorized the layoffs to help close a budget shortfall.

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In Michigan
9:04 am
Thu December 3, 2009

MI tax revenues plummeting, but not new businesses

LANSING, MI –
House Fiscal Agency director Mitch Bean warns that Michigan is facing the prospect of more cities in receivership and school districts running out of money as state and
local tax revenues plummet in the year ahead.

But economic development guru David Hollister says that Michigan's economy is bubbling with young entrepreneurs starting up information technology companies and ignoring problems at the state Capitol.

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WKAR Features
8:13 am
Thu December 3, 2009

UPDATE: Asian Carp found--Cox decision on Chicago canal lawsuit could come soon

LANSING, MI – Michigan officials say they may go to court seeking a permanent solution to the threat posed by the Asian carp to the Great Lakes. They say that could become more urgent now that it appears at least one carp has jumped an electric barrier that's supposed to keep the fish out of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. That would leave only a shipping lock in the canal stopping the carp from reaching Lake Michigan.

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In Michigan
6:55 am
Thu December 3, 2009

UPDATE: Asian carp found--Cox decision on Chicago canal lawsuit could come soon

LANSING, MI – Attorney General Mike Cox's office says he could decide within a few days whether to sue the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to shut down a Chicago shipping canal. Michigan officials say drastic action may be necessary to ensure the Great Lakes are not invaded by the Asian carp.

At least one carp has been found in the canal during a fish kill this week.

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Sports
6:01 am
Thu December 3, 2009

MSU Women take on North Carolina

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team returns to Breslin Center for just the second time this season, as it welcomes North Carolina in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Game time tonight is 8:30.

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Sports
5:42 am
Thu December 3, 2009

Bulls beat Pistons

CHICAGO – John Salmons scored 22 points, Derrick Rose added 19 and the Chicago Bulls ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons 92-85 on Wednesday night.

Detroit's Ben Gordon made his return to the United Center and heard the boos from the crowd. Gordon, who led the Bulls in scoring the previous four seasons before signing a five-year, $55 million contract with Detroit in the offseason, scored 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting and picked up five fouls.


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In Michigan
6:25 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

School start date could change under Michigan plan

LANSING, MI –
Michigan's efforts to win more federal cash for schools could result in changes that will cause some angst beyond education circles.

Among them is a proposal that would eliminate the requirement that Michigan schools start classes after Labor Day. It's one of several changes proposed in legislation aimed at giving Michigan a shot at winning up to $400 million in the Obama administration's Race to the Top competition.

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