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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In Michigan
6:02 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Study shows increase in non-marital babies

LANSING, MI – The percentage of babies born out of wedlock in Michigan has gone up almost ten percent in the past 15 years. That's according to a new study released by Michigan League for Human Services.

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In Michigan
6:02 am
Tue June 30, 2009

State House Democrats push Senate on education reform

EAST LANSING, MI – State House Democrats want the Republican-controlled Senate to meet with them on an education reform plan before classes begin in the Fall.

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In Michigan
6:16 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Review team to check Ecorse books

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholm has named a team to review the finances of the city of Ecorse. It could be a step toward a financial takeover of the city downriver from Detroit.

The team will take 60 to 90 days to conduct its review. Pontiac, Highland Park, and the village of Three Oaks are already being run by state-appointed business managers.

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In Michigan
5:45 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Granholm offers to lease prison cells to California

LANSING, MI – Governor Granholme is offering to lease prison space to California to help relieve a prison crowding crisis.

Two high-security facilities in Standish and Muskegon are among the prisons the state plans to close this summer. The state is reducing the number of people it incarcerates as part of Governor Granholm's plan to save money on corrections costs.

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In Michigan
5:10 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Mich. utilities to make homes energy-efficient

LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (AP) - Michigan utilities are unveiling financial incentiscounts for buying energy-efficient washers, air conditioners, compact fluorescent light bulbs and other products.

A 2008 state law requires utilities to restart efficiency programs canceled more than a decade ago.

Supporters say for every $1 spent on energy efficiency, $2 to $3 is saved down the line by delaying or avoiding new power plants.


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