News archive from 30 September 2011

Small-market Brewers thinking big as high-profile deals pay off with playoffs

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers are a small-market team that thinks big. Once again, it's paying off with a trip to the playoffs.

 

Detroit's deadliest ZIP code targeted for crime crackdown

Detroit- A team of local, state and federal crime fighters will focus efforts in Detroit's deadliest ZIP code to try and stem violent crime. The focused effort is a response to a spike in homicides this year and concern about violent crime in Detroit...

 

Chris White, chief prosecutor in Seminole County, retires

SANFORD - Chris White, who has led the state attorney's office in Seminole County for 19 years and handled some of the most high-profile murder cases in Central Florida, including that of Palm Bay massacre gunman William Cruse, retires tomorrow....

 

Police: Homeless hacker led cyber-attacks in Orlando

A homeless computer hacker charged with cyber-attacks on a government website in California is responsible for similar attacks on websites in Orlando, police say. Orlando police say Christopher Doyon of Mountain View, Calif., is the hacker known as...

 
Lions' Jason Hanson wins NFC award

Lions' Jason Hanson wins NFC award

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson was named NFC special teams player of the month for September. Hanson made all eight of his field goals, had kicks of 51 and 50 yards, and hit the winner in overtime last week against the Minnesota Vikings. Hanson,...

 

U.S. health benefits recommendations coming October 7

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key recommendation for medical coverage standards under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul will be released on October 7, according to the organization preparing the report. The Department of Health and Human...

 

Tigers' odds to win World Series: 10-1

Odds to win the World Series, updated at the conclusion of the regular season by Keith Glantz and Russell Culver, have the Tigers at 10-1. They opened with 28-1 odds at the beginning of the season. The Phillies are the favorites at 7-5. UPDATED ODDS...

 
Sylvia Robinson, hip-hop pioneer and co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, dies at 75

Sylvia Robinson, hip-hop pioneer and co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, dies at 75

Sylvia Robinson, who flipped the switch that started turning rap music from a New York street phenomenon into the country's dominant pop music sound, died Thursday morning at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus.   She was 75 and reportedly suffered from...

 

Donations from businesses, Lions star make homecoming possible for Detroit high school

The resilient football team from Detroit’s all-boys high school is expected to take the field for its homecoming game thanks to donations from area businesses and a Detroit Lions football star. The Frederick Douglass College Preparatory Academy for...

 
Virginia looks for improved precision against Idaho

Virginia looks for improved precision against Idaho

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Next week, with no game until Oct. 15, the Virginia football team will have ample opportunity to heal physically. This week, following a loss to Southern Mississippi, the Cavaliers will have to heal their pride, with Idaho paying a...

 

Knee pain forces MSU's Delvon Roe to end basketball career

East Lansing - Delvon Roe announced Thursday that his career with the men's basketball team at Michigan State is over. Degenerative knee pain from numerous injuries and surgeries have finally taken their toll on the senior. "This is the hardest...

 

Police: Wallace 'knew he was in the wrong, and he shouldn't have had gun'

Bloomfield Township- Detroit Piston Ben Wallace is facing drunken driving and weapons offenses after being arrested over the weekend for erratic driving on Telegraph Road at Long Lake, according to township police. Wallace, 37, of Bloomfield Hills was...

 

Tigers' odds to win World Series: 10-1

Odds to win the World Series, updated at the conclusion of the regular season by Keith Glantz and Russell Culver, have the Tigers at 10-1. They opened with 28-1 odds at the beginning of the season. The Phillies are the favorites at 7-5. UPDATED ODDS...

 

MSU's Delvon Roe ends career because of knee pain

Michigan State senior forward Delvon Roe has chosen to end his college basketball career because of degenerative knee pain, the school announced today. He will continue to be on scholarship and is in line to graduate in May. “This is the hardest...

 
Michigan State O-line coach: No contest under way at left tackle

Michigan State O-line coach: No contest under way at left tackle

EAST LANSING -- Michigan State offensive line coach Mark Staten disagreed with the notion that Micajah Reynolds and Dan France were in a competition for the starting left tackle job. France, a converted defensive lineman, has been the starting left...

 

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