Business
7:15 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Another day in court for GM bankruptcy proposal

NEW YORK – Attorneys, bondholders, consumer groups and others will be back in a Manhattan courthouse this morning for more testimony about General Motors' bankruptcy plan.

If it goes anything like yesterday, it could be another frustrating session for U.S. Judge Robert Gerber, who admonished lawyers for a lack of focus in their questioning.

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In Michigan
7:06 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Detroit school official says police ID suspects

DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit school official says police have suspects in mind in a shooting that left seven teenagers wounded.

Robert Bobb, the district's emergency financial manager, told WDIV-TV on Wednesday he's "very confident" someone will be brought to justice within 48 hours.

Bobb's comments come a day after gunmen in a green minivan opened fire on a group of teens waiting at a bus stop near a Detroit school. Two were in critical condition.

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In Michigan
6:41 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Report shows deep impact to children in proposed budget cuts

EAST LANSING, MI – As state lawmakers struggle to find consensus on budget disputes for the coming fiscal year, activists say proposed program cuts that affect children have gone too far.

Among the proposed cuts are $110 per K-12 student, a roll back of before-and-after-school programs and the elimination of early childhood abuse prevention programs.

Jack Kresnak is with Michigan's Children.

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In Michigan
6:37 am
Wed July 1, 2009

Cox objects to Blue Cross' temporary rate hikes

EAST LANSING, MI – Attorney General Mike Cox is opposing Blue Cross-Blue Shield's request for a rate hike on customers who pay for their own coverage. Blue Cross is planning a temporary rate hike while it waits for permission to permanently boost its premiums.

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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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