Sports
5:38 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Lugnuts lose to Loons Tuesday

MIDLAND, MI – The Great Lakes Loons beat the Lansing Lugnuts 3-2 last night at Dow Diamond. The Lugnuts and Loons play the second game of their four-game series tonight at 7:05.

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Sports
5:37 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Marion Hossa signs with Blackhawks

Sports
5:33 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Galarraga, Polanco lead Tigers past A's 5-3

OAKLAND, CA – Armando Galarraga pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Placido Polanco homered and drove in three runs in the Detroit Tigers' 5-3 victory over the Oakland
Athletics on Tuesday night.

Ryan Raburn went 3 for 3 with a run-scoring single for the AL Central-leading Tigers, who have won nine of their last 12 games.

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Top Stories
6:15 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Sex sting raises questions at Lansing City Hall

EAST LANSING, MI – The Lansing Public Safety committee Wednesday is expected to review the details of a recent sex sting operation at Fenner Nature Center. City officials have refused to release information about the incident.

AUDIO: In May, Lansing police arrested two men at the nature center for soliciting sex and issued a warrant for a third. No charges have been brought against any of the men.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Michigan asks schools to identify dropout risks

LANSING, MI – Michigan's top education official wants schools to each identify 10 to 15 students at risk of dropping out and step in to keep them in the classroom.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan announced his "dropout challenge" to 4,000 public schools Tuesday.

Flanagan is asking schools to target 10 to 15 students who show dropout warning signs early on. The schools would intervene with methods specifically designed to prevent dropping out.

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In Michigan
6:08 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Police: 7 teens shot near Detroit school

DETROIT, MI – Authorities say gunmen in a minivan opened fire on a group of teenagers waiting at a bus stop near a Detroit school Tuesday afternoon. At least seven of the teens were wounded, including two who are in critical condition.

Detroit Public Schools Police Chief Roderick Grimes says at least five of the teens had just gotten out of summer classes at Cody Ninth Grade Academy when they were shot at the nearby bus stop.

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In Michigan
6:03 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Grey wolf again an endangered species

EAST LANSING, MI – Grey wolves in the Great Lakes region were removed from the federal endangered species list earlier this year. But now, they're back on the list as part of an out-of-court settlement between the Humane Society and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service.

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The settlement stops Michigan and other states from enacting their own management plans that allow private citizens and wildlife officials to shoot wolves that prey on pets or livestock.

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Sports
5:36 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Detroit Pistons fire head coach Michael Curry

Detoit, MI – AUBURN HILLS, MI (AP) - The Detroit Pistons have fired Michael Curry after he went 39-43 in his first year as a head coach.

Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said in a statement Tuesday that while it was a difficult decision, he has "decided to make a change."

The Pistons opened the season with high hopes but couldn't recover from the loss of All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups in a November trade to Denver for Allen Iverson.

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Sports
6:16 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Pistons draftee Daye grew up watching 'Bad Boys'

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Detroit Pistons have introduced their top draft pick, Austin Daye.

He and DaJuan Summers grew up watching Pistons Joe Dumars and Isiah Thomas on TV.

At the same time, Jonas Jerebko was in Sweden watching Nicklas Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom.

The trio now find themselves as teammates, the first of what is expected to be a wave of new Detroit Pistons.

Detroit took Daye with the 15th pick of the first round, then added Summers and Jerebko in the second.

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Sports
6:14 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Ellis, Sweeney homer in A's 7-1 win over Tigers

OAKLAND, CA – Mark Ellis hit a two-run homer in his second game back from a two-month injury absence, and Ryan Sweeney homered and drove in two runs in the Oakland Athletics' 7-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Kurt Suzuki had a run-scoring double for the last-place A's, who snapped a five-game losing streak with a rare 11-hit effort from a club that's last in the AL in batting average, hits, total bases and homers.

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