In Michigan
4:11 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Granholm to sign K-12 budget

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm is expected to sign the K-12 school budget Monday or Tuesday. That will allow the quarterly school aid payments to go out on time, but the debate over school funding is far from over.

Michigan has has been without a school budget since the state's new fiscal year started October first. That's already delayed payments of federal funds for special education and school lunches.

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Top Stories
4:10 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Michigan limits mercury from coal-fired plants

LANSING, MI – A new Michigan state regulation requires coal-fired power plants
to reduce mercury emissions 90% by 2015.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced the rule Monday. Michigan is the 19th state to limit mercury from coal-burning electricity generators.

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In Michigan
6:36 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Race officials say 3 men die in Detroit marathon

DETROIT – Autopsies are expected after three half-marathoners died during the Detroit marathon.

Officials say 36-year-old Daniel Langdon of Laingsburg collapsed at about 9:02 a.m. Sunday between the 11- and 12-mile markers and 65-year-old Rick Brown of Marietta, Ohio collapsed at 9:17 a.m., near where Langdon went down.

Officials say 26-year-old Jon Fenlon of Waterford collapsed at about 9:18 a.m., just after finishing the 13.1-mile half-marathon in 1:53:37.

Autopsies were planned for Monday.

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Sports
6:24 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Michigan St. has won 3 straight; Iowa up next

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State is riding three straight wins into its home game against unbeaten Iowa next weekend.

The Spartans had lost three straight games in September and looked like a long shot to have any chance in the Big Ten race. Now they're one of three teams with just one conference loss in the Big 10.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says his team has persevered despite early losses to Central Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

The Spartans since have beaten Michigan, Illinois and Northwestern.

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Sports
6:15 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Rodgers shakes off sacks, Packers beat Lions 26-0

GREEN BAY, WI – Aaron Rodgers got knocked around again but still managed to have a big day against the Detroit Lions' defense, throwing for 358 yards with two touchdowns and an
interception in the Green Bay Packers' 26-0 victory Sunday.

Donald Driver became the franchise's career receptions leader with a first-quarter catch and rookie outside linebacker Clay Matthews III had two sacks as the Packers (3-2) turned in a dominant defensive effort against an undermanned Lions offense.

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In Michigan
6:02 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Regulators seek public comment on Dow dioxin deal

MIDLAND, MI – Federal and state officials say they're seeking public comment on a proposed deal with Dow Chemical Co. on designing a cleanup of dioxin contamination near a plant in
Midland.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Quality say the comment period begins Monday and runs through Nov. 17. A public meeting is set for Nov. 5 in Saginaw.

The EPA and DEQ will consider public comment before signing any agreement. More talks will be needed to determine how the cleanup will be done.

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In Michigan
6:00 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Lansing cemetery getting historical marker

LANSING, MI – A Michigan Historical Marker for Mount Hope Cemetery in Lansing will be dedicated this week.

A ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday. It's part of a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lansing's incorporation as a city.

The cemetery opened in 1874 and is the final resting place of many Lansing-area leaders in business, civic life and culture.

Lansing was officially designated as the state's capital in 1847, before its 1859 incorporation.


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In Michigan
5:55 am
Mon October 19, 2009

Number of homeless grows in western Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than 13,000 people are homeless across five counties in western Michigan, an increase of more than 10 percent over the year before.

The Grand Rapids Press, Kalamazoo Gazette and Muskegon Chronicle report that many homeless in the area work steady jobs and are without homes for the first time. Kimberlee Reinking with the Housing Resource Center of Allegan County says the center is seeing people who have never had to deal with homelessness before.

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Sports
7:38 pm
Sat October 17, 2009

Michigan State defeats Wildcats 24-14

In Michigan
8:06 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

MI hall owners seek BYOB bill

LANSING, MI – Michigan's banquet hall owners may soon be allowed to host bring-your-own-booze parties and fundraisers without having to register as a not-for-profit organization.

A state House committee approved a bill that would make it easier for private banquet hall owners to host B-Y-O-B events - or cabarets. Lewis Vincent - a private hall owner in Detroit - testified before the committee.

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