LANSING, MI – Arts advocates will meet in Lansing tonight to begin work on an economic development plan highlighting local cultural venues.
AUDIO: The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, MSU and the state of Michigan are creating a plan to market the region's cultural resources. The project also seeks to encourage new entrepreneurs.
Arts Council executive director Leslie Donaldson says tonight's meeting will gather public input.
LANSING, MI – More than 100 Michigan State Police troopers ended their shifts this past weekend by turning in their uniforms, badges, firearms, and other gear. They were laid off to save the state money and help retire a budget deficit.
LANSING, MI – The Lansing Lugnuts split a four-game series with the Dayton Dragons by winning 5-3 on Sunday at Oldsmobile Park. The Lugnuts are off today before traveling Tuesday to begin a four-game series at Great Lakes.
HOUSTON – HOUSTON (AP) - The Tigers have won eight of their past 10 going into tonight's opener of a three-game series against the Athletics in Oakland.
Detroit escaped from Houston with one win in their weekend set with a 4-3 victory yesterday. Brandon Inge hit a two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two out in the ninth inning, and Fernando Rodney then shut out the Astros for his 17th save in as many opportunities.
DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - It's back to work today for employees at seven Chrysler assembly plants.
The Auburn Hills-based automaker had shut down all of its factories during its six weeks in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Chrysler says the plants resuming operations today are in Sterling Heights and Warren, Mich.; St. Louis; Toledo, Ohio; Brampton and Windsor, Ontario; and Toluca, Mexico. A Detroit plant that makes the Dodge Viper sports car went back online earlier this month.
LANSING, MI – The head of the American Civil Liberties Union in Michigan says the state should relax its school suspension law because it discriminates against minorities.
The ACLU just released a report that says African American students are more likely than white students to be suspended or expelled under the state's zero tolerance law. The ACLU's Kary Moss says students who are kicked out of school are more likely to eventually drop out, and wind up in the criminal justice system.