SOUTH BEND, IN – The South Bend Silver Hawks committed four costly errors that led to five unearned runs, three to tie the game in the eighth and two to lose the game in the tenth, as the Lansing Lugnuts triumphed in extra innings, 8-6, last night at Coveleski Stadium. The victory was Lansing's first of the season in 13 extra-innings games. The two teams play the third game of their four-game series tonight at 7:00 p.m.
STANDISH, MI – A federal team is visiting a maximum-security prison in Standish that could be used to hold terrorism suspects now detained at Guantanamo Bay.
Representatives of the Defense, Justice and Homeland Security departments on Thursday morning were touring the prison in the Lower Peninsula town 145 miles north of Detroit.
The Standish facility and the military penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., are being considered to house the detainees if the prison in Cuba is closed by 2010, as ordered by President Barack Obama.
LANSING, MI – A state House Judiciary subcommittee is taking testimony about what to do with a Standish maximum security prison scheduled to be closed. The two most discussed options are housing prisoners from other states or federal prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan Democrat Carl Levin says he's spending the Senate recess listening to constituents, health care providers and insurance companies to learn more about what people want from national health care reform.
DETROIT – Five Detroit Public Schools employees have been charged with embezzlement in an ongoing probe the prosecutor says is part of a "culture of corruption" at Michigan's largest district.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday each is charged with one or more counts of embezzlement.
The defendants are a clerical worker at an elementary school, a person who works in the district's controls office, a truck driver, a high school teacher's aide and a food service coordinator at an elementary school.