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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Top Stories
7:55 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

Ingham officials aim to dispel worries about flu vaccine

LANSING, MI – Ingham County health officials say unjustified fears of the H1N1 vaccine could lead to a more severe flu season in mid-Michigan. Officials say worries that the new vaccine is untested may lead to fewer inoculations and many more cases of the disease.

Marcus Cheatham is a spokesman for the Ingham County Health Department.

"There are only a few dozen really bad episodes reported every year from getting flu vaccine, even though millions and millions of people use it," he says.

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In Michigan
7:53 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

Mich. legislation aims to stop foreclosure scams

LANSING, MI – Democratic lawmakers say Michigan needs legislation to stop scam artists from taking advantage of homeowners at risk of foreclosure.

Bills being introduced by Democrats in the state Senate would create protections designed to ensure loan modification consultants do business legitimately. The measures also would require lenders to notify homeowners when they sell their mortgage to a third party and to post loan modification criteria online.

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In Michigan
7:50 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

Feds prevail in dispute over education law

DETROIT, MI – A lawyer says a dispute involving school districts, teacher unions and the federal No Child Left Behind law has ended in an 8-8 tie at a federal appeals court.

Nine districts in Michigan, Texas and Vermont argued they shouldn't have to comply with certain requirements of the education law if the federal government doesn't pay for them.

Lawyer Dennis Pollard says Friday's 8-8 vote by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means a lower court's decision stands.

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