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Crash in ice storm kills Michigan high school student

Posted: 12/12/2007 - Sheriff's Commander Dave Egeler says Tyler Steffie was a back seat passenger in a car with two other Dexter High School students when the car skidded on the road and struck a tree Tuesday. The others had minor injuries.

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Lawsuit calls for halt to Democratic presidential primary

Posted: 12/12/2007 - Democrats John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson and Joe Biden have taken their names off the Michigan ballot because Michigan violated party rules when it moved its primary to January 15.

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U. of Michigan study says overall drug use declining among teens

Posted: 12/12/2007 - The study says overall decreases over the past decade were seen among 8th, 10th and 12th graders nationwide. The drugs most responsible for this year's decline in illicit drug use are marijuana and various stimulants such as crystal meth and amphetamines.

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State trooper, Detroit officer wounded in separate shootings

Posted: 12/11/2007 - A state trooper is in good condition after getting shot in the hand during a standoff in southwestern Michigan's Allegan County. Authorities had gotten word in the early morning hours that a young woman was being held against her will at a Casco Township home.

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Voter registration deadline coming up for Michigan primary

Posted: 12/11/2007 - Next Monday is the last day to register to vote in the presidential primary. Anyone can register to vote as long as the person is a resident of the U.S. and of Michigan, and will be 18 years old by January 15.

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Gas prices down 13 cents, AAA Michigan says

Posted: 12/10/2007 - The auto club says the Marquette area has the state's highest gas prices at $3.15 per gallon. The cheapest prices at the pump can be found in Flint at $2.89 per gallon. Drivers in the Detroit area are paying $2.90 to fill up.

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Dalai Lama to deliver University of Michigan lecture in April

Posted: 12/10/2007 - The speech by the exiled leader of Tibet will be free and open to the public, but tickets are required. There is a limit of two per person, and they will be available through the Michigan Union ticket Office in early March.

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Animal abuse case hits Jackson County's budget

Posted: 12/10/2007 - Animal control officials in March raided a horse farm in Grass Lake Township, about 65 miles west of Detroit. They found 69 horses standing amid piles of trash, rusted auto parts and animal feces.

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Teen bound to stop sign in Ferndale may face prosecution

Posted: 12/10/2007 - Police responding to a citizen's call found the teen bound with reinforced packaging tape to a metal pole supporting a stop sign. Asked what had happened, he allegedly told police that three people wearing ski masks attacked him and stole $20, then bound him to the sign before fleeing.

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Turbocharged? Turkey flies through third-story window

Posted: 12/10/2007 - The 83-year-old Ritter was relaxing Saturday when the uninvited guest arrived. He called Joe Battaglia, the on-call maintenance workers at his Traverse City apartment, and they tried to corral the 25-pound bird as it flapped around on the carpet amid blood and shards of glass.

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Monroe County sheriff's deputy pulls man from burning car

Posted: 12/10/2007 - The Monroe Evening News reports that an 18-year-old Monroe man was driving early Saturday in Monroe Township when his car went airborne, crashed into a utility pole, flipped on its roof and caught fire.

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2 die after car crashes into 'Santa Express' train

Posted: 12/10/2007 - The crash happened Saturday afternoon at a railroad crossing in Isabella Township, near Mount Pleasant. Authorities say there were no injuries on the "Santa Express" train, which had 67 passengers.

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State House passes smoking ban

Updated: 12/07/2007 - The ban may not get very far in the Senate because majority republicans there oppose it.

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Michigan AFL-CIO chief: Clinton needs to get better on trade

Posted: 12/07/2007 - Gaffney says he thinks John Edwards and some of the other Democratic presidential candidates are more in line with union members when it comes to trade. But he says if Clinton changes her stance, union members will back her.

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