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Nov 28, 2014

Police now investigating 4 break-ins where victims were held captive in #AnnArbor area s.mlive.com/itcv0DY via @john_counts

Nov 28, 2014

Police now investigating 4 break-ins where victims were held captive in #AnnArbor area s.mlive.com/itcv0DY via @mlive

Ask Nick: Talking attrition concerns and what really needs to change for Michigan football

mlive.com — ANN ARBOR -- Well, the final week of the regular season is upon us. And with perhaps 2008 being the lone exception, I'm not sure Ann Arbor has experienced a longer regular season in modern history.
Nov 28, 2014

Mailbag: Talking attrition concerns and what really needs to change for Michigan football (beyond just canning a guy) bit.ly/123c3lW

Plans for downtown zipline across Grand River drowned in red tape, says 'ZipThe Grand' entrepreneur

mlive.com — GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Were you looking forward to riding that zipline and ropes course that was going to cross the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids? Sorry. That dream has drowned in the red tape required to make it happen, says Jarl Brey, an entrepreneur who had hoped to create the tourist attraction.
Nov 28, 2014

Plans for downtown zipline across Grand River drowned in red tape, says 'ZipThe Grand' entrepreneur | bit.ly/1yl8hPD

Nov 28, 2014

#AnnArbor's new fire chief chosen among 55 applicants for the job s.mlive.com/YoEj3Bd via @mlive

Nov 28, 2014

#AnnArbor's new fire chief chosen among 55 applicants, including 4 internal s.mlive.com/YoEj3Bd

Toledo 52, Eastern Michigan 16: EMU can’t hang with West Division foe in lopsided loss

mlive.com — YPSILANTI -- Toledo won't be going to the Mid-American Conference championship game, but its consolation prize was a blowout 52-16 win over Eastern Michigan Friday afternoon at Rynearson Stadium. Western Michigan's 31-21 loss to Northern Illinois cost the Rockets (8-4, 67-1 MAC) a spot in the title game next week at Ford Field.
Nov 28, 2014

.@EMUFB falls 52-16 in season finale to Toledo, recap here bit.ly/1HLEZiv more later #MACtion

Nov 28, 2014

Holland Home's new Trillium Institute aimed at improving end-of-life care s.mlive.com/oeFuFUW via @mlive @grpress

'Roofmelt' salt puck maker gets ready for another winter of melting ice dams on eaves

mlive.com — BELDING, MI - There should be plenty of "Roofmelt" pucks available to combat the ice dams on your house this winter, according to Tom O'Malley, vice president of KMI Inc., the Belding company whose products became popular during last year's heavy snows.
Nov 28, 2014

#Roofmelt salt puck maker gets ready for another winter of melting ice dams on eaves | bit.ly/1tyI2Qy

Nov 28, 2014

Christmas cookie exchange: I want your favorite Christmas cookie recipe s.mlive.com/QU0ms6k via @mlive

Nov 28, 2014

Midday Muskegon headlines: Muskegon Catholic Central's Tommy Scott, robbery appeal, police ride-along s.mlive.com/02a6pq via @mlive

Nov 28, 2014

So not funny. Prank caller in 'swatting' case tells 911 dispatcher in Kalamazoo County he shot his mother s.mlive.com/UYpmj9l via @mlive

Live Update: Ithaca vs. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central Division 6 state championship game (live chat)

highschoolsports.mlive.com — Who: Ithaca (13-0) vs. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (12-1) * When: 4:30 p.m. Friday * Where: Ford Field * Twitter: Follow Hugh Bernreuter and Cory Butzin * Facebook: Like our Michigan High School Sports Facebook page * Mad Bavarian's Prediction: Ithaca 20, Monroe St. Mary 17 * Last meeting: Ithaca 45, Monroe St.
Nov 28, 2014

Follow @MLiveSports live chat as @yjacketnation goes for 5th straight title & 70th straight win: bit.ly/1xSG1B3

Northern Illinois 31, Western Michigan 21: Broncos hurt by turnovers, will finish second in MAC West

mlive.com — KALAMAZOO, MI - With first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division on the line, neither team played a clean game. There were a combined eight turnovers, two missed kicks and one blocked kick.

Ask Griff: Michigan State's record-breaking offense as consistent as Baylor, Oregon

mlive.com — EAST LANSING -- This week's Ask Griff mailbag opens with a thought: Michigan State's record-setting offense has not received nearly enough national attention. Most everyone is aware that Jeremy Langford has rushed for 100 yards in eight straight games, tying his own school record.
Nov 28, 2014

3 FBS teams scored 24 or more points their past 13 games ... here's a hint: they all wear green, and all in Top 10: bit.ly/1z2jYKm

Detroit Lions UDFA Cornelius Lucas steps in and stymies 4-time All-Pro Jared Allen

mlive.com — DETROIT -- Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen had a big game against the Detroit Lions, but it wasn't at the expense of undrafted rookie Cornelius Lucas, making the first start of his professional career. Allen finished with a season-high two sacks.
Nov 28, 2014

Detroit Lions UDFA Cornelius Lucas stymies four-time, All-Pro Jared Allen in head-to-head matchup: bit.ly/1tyxOj2

Nov 28, 2014

With video: 'Star Wars' draws fans to only #Michigan theater showing new movie trailer s.mlive.com/uNz3RcR via @mlive

Research in Michigan: Is the medical community creating a generation of drug addicts?

mlive.com — Welcome to a post-Thanksgiving Day version of Research in Michigan, the weekly round up of the weird, wacky, wild and important research university professors are doing. This week, we review studies from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Central Michigan University.

Caledonia students head to state robotics championships after first-time appearance

mlive.com — CALEDONIA, MI -- Caledonia Public Schools students recently competed in the FIRST Lego League for their first time ever and are now heading to the state championships. The "Where's That Piece?" team - consisting of students from the district's Emmons Lake Elementary and Kraft Meadows Middle schools - took first place in the research project presentation and fourth overall in the Nov.
Nov 28, 2014

Caledonia students head to state robotics championships after first-time appearance @firstlegoleague @GRPress bit.ly/1xS4PZT

As lawmakers mull gas tax hike for road fixes, governor to survey Lodge Freeway in Detroit

mlive.com — DETROIT, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder plans to survey a deteriorating highway in Detroit on Monday to highlight the need for a road maintenance plan from Lansing. Snyder has called road funding his top priority for the current lame-duck session, and the state Senate earlier this month approved a gradual gas tax hike designed to raise more than $1 billion a year.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @mlive_lansing: As lawmakers mull gas tax hike for road fixes, governor to survey Lodge Freeway in Detroit bit.ly/12bOBlD

Petr Mrazek to start in goal for Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils, childhood hero Jaromir Jagr

mlive.com — NEWARK, N.J. - Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek will be facing one of his childhood heroes tonight when he starts against the New Jersey Devils. The Devils are led by Jaromir Jagr, who ranks among the NHL's top players all-time in goals, assists and points.