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Clinton lead widens to 12% in latest poll for likely voters in state       DETROIT  — A poll conducted after Sunday's debate by two Detroit media outlets shows Democrat Hillary Clinton has widend her lead to nearly 12 percentage points over Republican Donald Trump. The  new statewide poll was released by The Detroit News and WDIV TV-4. Trump had 30.6 percent to 42.2 percent for Clinton in the poll of 600 likely voters.

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​Drunken driving charge filed against city councilman in Flint 
   FLINT  — A blood test confirmed that Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis was drunk when arrested after a late night Sept. 3 crash. The councilman refused a breathalyzer at the scene and spent the night at the Flint City Jail. He was released pending blood test results and told The Morning Gazette Radio Show that he wouldn't fight the charges if he was over the legal limit of .08. His blood alcohol was .10, according to a statement released by the office of Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.  
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Flint woman teams with ex-state party chairman for Democrats to demand grand jury for Snyder 
   LANSING  — Michigan Public Radio reported this morning that a Flint woman has filed a complaint in Ingham County to demand a grand jury be appointed to determine if Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (pictured above at right) should be indicted for using $2 million of tax funds for his person lawyers in the Flint case involving lead poisoned water. Michigan's former state party chairman, Mark Brewer ​(pictured above at left), is the attorney assisting Flint's Kerri Webber in her hopes of putting Snyder behind bars.  
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Flint Twp. congressman urges area Republicans to reject Mr. Trump     WASHINGTON D.C.  — Congressman Dan Kildee, a Flint Township Democrat, took time out of his busy schedule in Washington D.C., to pen a letter to his constituents via e-mail today. He is urging Republicans in his district to reject Donald Trump, who is their party's nominee for President.   Click Here to Read More

FBI arrests 19-year-old Woodside Drive man in Flint for aiming laser pointer at State Police helicopter        FLINT — A 19-year-old man was taken into custody on Woodside Driver yesterday in Flint by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after allegedly pointing a laser at a State Police helicopter. Authorities say a laser can cause blindness for pilots or cause them to crash their airplanes or helicopters. Click Here to Read More

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell miffed at Clinton campaign within e-mail released by Wikileaks

   DETROIT  — The latest trove of hacked e-mails released by Wikileaks  to damage the Clinton presidential campaign included one e-mail where Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell was miffed by the campaign not including her during the formation of its "Michigan Women for Hillary organization."  Click Here to Read More

Leafs rookie Auston Matthews has record-setting, 4-goal NHL debut

   OTTAWA — Rookie Auston Matthews started his NHL career in historic fashion here Wednesday night by scoring 4 goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Three players had bagged a 3-goal hat trick in their first game before Matthews made history last night. The 19-year-old from Arizona, who was the NHL's No. 1 draft pick last summer, accounted for all of Toronto's offense as the Maple Leafs dropped a 5-4 affair to the Ottawa Senators. Matthews played last year in a pro league in Europe after spending his senior year of high school in Ann Arbor with the 18-and-under National Development Team where his 117 points broke a team record set by Patrick Kane who went on to stardom in the NHL. Matthews scored 55 goals with Team USA, then scored 24 goals last year in Europe. 

Ex-Tigers star Max Scherzer to pitch for Nationals in Game 5

   WASHINGTON D.C. — Former Detroit Tigers star Max Scherzer will pitch tonight for the Washington Nationals in their decisive Game 5 showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The winner of the game moves on to the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.  Scherzer was a 20-game winner for the Nationsls this season with a sparkling 2.96 earned run average. He left the Tigers after the 2014 season to take a $15 million per year deal with the Nationals.

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​​​Red Wings travel to Tampa Bay tonight for opening night in NHL    DETROIT  — The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up practice here yesterday and are set to open their National Hockey League schedule for the 2016-17 season tonight in Tampa Bay against the Lightning. Tampe Bay has beaten Detroit in the opening round of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons. Click Here to Read More

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