In Michigan
12:34 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Advocates call for juvenile justice reform

Lansing, MI – Criminal justice advocates are calling on state lawmakers to pass reform legislation they say will treat juvenile offenders more fairly.

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Michigan first developed its juvenile justice system a century ago, at a time when advocates say the courts recognized the developmental differences between children and adults.

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Sports
11:32 am
Tue September 22, 2009

Ex-Spartan Burress gets 2 years in gun case

NEW YORK – Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison
after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a nightclub and later reaching a plea deal on weapons charges.

The former New York Giants wide receiver and Michigan State University player was sentenced Tuesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court. He will be supervised for two
years after his release.

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Arts & Culture
6:01 am
Tue September 22, 2009

Met Opera opens to boos with muddled new 'Tosca'

NEW YORK – Opening night at New York City's Metropolitan Opera featured a new production of Puccini's beloved "Tosca," a starry cast, music director James Levine in the pit - and from the audience, the loudest and most sustained booing in memory.

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In Michigan
5:33 am
Tue September 22, 2009

MSU finds 16,000-year-old sand dune on campus

EAST LANSING, MI – Researchers have found an undisturbed 16,000-year-old sand dune on the campus of Michigan State University.

It's far from the water, and researchers say it was left behind when the ice sheets were melting away as the climate warmed.

The university said Monday the find is underneath a grove of pine trees between Demonstration Hall and Munn Ice Arena.

Michigan State geography professor Alan Arbogast says it's the first time he's seen an inland sand dune so far south.

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Sports
5:18 am
Tue September 22, 2009

Rangers use 3-goal 1st period to top Red Wings 4-2

NEW YORK – Newcomers Vinny Prospal and Enver Lisin scored on the power play in New York's three-goal first period, and the Rangers held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Monday night in star forward Marian Gaborik's pre-season debut.

Prospal, Lisin - off a beautiful feed from Gaborik - and Ryan Callahan scored in a span of 5 minutes, 12 seconds to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead against beleaguered goalie Daniel Larsson.

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In Michigan
6:30 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Detroit unveils vaccination plan for swine flu

DETROIT, MI – Detroit and state health officials have released a plan to prevent and control swine flu in Michigan's largest city.

Detroit is expected to get a limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine in October.

Authorities say the first round of vaccine will go to pregnant women, children between 6 months and 4 years old, and their caregivers, parents and siblings. It also will go to anyone between 5 and 18 with underlying illnesses.

Clinics will be held in Detroit Public Schools for students in that group.

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In Michigan
6:26 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Loomis Supports Continuation Budget

EAST LANSING, MI – East Lansing Mayor Vic Loomis says he'd support a temporary state budget if lawmakers can't reach a final deal before October 1. Loomis and other elected leaders are worried about a Senate plan that owuld impose $163-million in shared revenue cuts.

Cities rely heavily on that funding to pay for vital services such as police and fire support. Loomis says East Lansing has a balanced budget and cash reserves because it protects basic needs.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Legislative leaders hope to get budget to governor this week

LANSING, MI – At the state Capitol, legislative leaders hope this is the week they seal a budget deal, and send it to Governor Granholm. The deadline for wrapping up the budget is now nine days away.

Lawmakers spent the weekend trying to find a consensus on at least one-point-two (b) billion dollars in cuts.

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In Michigan
6:06 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Dillon and Bishop speak with Detroit Economic Club

DETROIT, MI – State House Speaker Andy Dillon and Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop are confident the Legislature will reach a budget deal with Governor Granholm before the October 1st deadline. The legislative leaders appeared together Monday in Detroit.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Schuette launches AG campaign

LANSING, MI – The election is still a year away but the race for Michigan's Attorney General's office is heating up. Former Michigan congressman Bill Schuette is formally launching his campaign for state Attorney General this week with stops in Midland, Southfield, Grand Rapids and Lansing.

Schuette says Michigan's next attorney general must protect people and support law enforcement.

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