Sports
6:30 am
Mon September 21, 2009

Tigers beat Twins, increase lead to 3 games

MINNEAPOLIS – Placido Polanco drove in three runs, Detroit's bullpen pitched four shutout innings and the Tigers avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins
on Sunday to increase their AL Central lead to three games.

Ryan Raburn homered for slumping Detroit, which won for the second time in six games and fourth in 13.

Minnesota, which had won six straight, got two hits from Joe Mauer, who increased his batting average to a major league-best .374.

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Sports
6:28 am
Mon September 21, 2009

Streaks alive: Favre and Vikings beat Lions 27-13

DETROIT – Brett Favre set an NFL record with his 271st straight start in the regular season, then threw two touchdown passes to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Detroit Lions 27-13 on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson's 27-yard TD run midway through the third quarter gave Minnesota (2-0) its first lead and he finished with 92 yards rushing.

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In Michigan
6:16 am
Mon September 21, 2009

Governments brace for possible property tax loss

DETROIT – Governments and schools across Michigan are bracing for the possible loss of millions of dollars in tax revenue as General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC argue that they should pay less in property taxes.

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In Michigan
6:14 am
Mon September 21, 2009

Schuette announces run for Mich. attorney general

LANSING, MI – Former Michigan congressman Bill Schuette is officially jumping into the 2010 state attorney general's race.

The Republican is announcing his candidacy Monday at stops in Midland, Southfield, Lansing and Grand Rapids.

The Midland resident has served in the U.S. House and Michigan Senate. He also has directed the state Agriculture Department and been a judge on the state appeals court.

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In Michigan
6:18 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Lansing braces for possible revenue sharing cuts

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero decries possible state revenue sharing cuts during a press conference at a city fire station.
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Lansing, MI – Lansing mayor Virg Bernero is blasting state lawmakers for not resolving a state budget that he fears could bring huge cuts in shared revenue payments to the city.

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If the legislature approves proposed revenue sharing cuts, Lansing officials say the city could lose more than $2 million this fiscal year. That's nearly two percent of its entire budget.

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In Michigan
6:16 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Man accused of Owosso killings was in fatal crash

DETROIT, MI – Records show a trucker charged with fatally shooting two people in Owosso, including an anti-abortion activist, was in a crash that killed two teens in Iowa nearly five years ago.

Harlan Drake was not ticketed in the 2004 wreck in Ottumwa, Iowa. State police records say his truck was northbound on U.S. 63 when it hit a southbound car turning left off the highway.

The crash report says the teen driver didn't yield to Drake. Two passengers, ages 16 and 15, were killed.

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In Michigan
6:10 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Ingham Commission filling seat

MASON, MI – Democrats on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners have picked Shelby Bupp to fill a vacancy on the panel.

Candidates for the post were interviewed at a party caucus meeting Thursday, and Bupp reportedly was a consensus choice. Democrats hold a large majority of seats on the Board.

A formal vote is expected at next Tuesday's commission meeting.

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In Michigan
5:43 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

State Rep says it's time to start trusting

LANSING, MI – A member of the state House Appropriations Committee says his fellow Democrats have many concerns about big budget-cutting targets set by House Speaker Andy Dillon with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop.

But Representative Fred Durhal says it's time for lawmakers to start trusting each other. And he says that includes trusting that the Senate will be open to vote for new revenue if the House is open to deep cuts.

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In Michigan
5:14 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

DCH director urges people to get flu shots

LANSING, MI – Michigan Department of Community Health Director Janet Olszewski delivers Governor Granholm's radio address this week. She says the threat of an H1N1 flu pandemic makes it particularly important for people to get a seasonal flu shot.

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In Michigan
4:44 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Michigan still has highest jobless rate

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan's jobless rate of 15.2% is again the highest in the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the state rankings Friday morning.

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