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Michigan Wolverines beaten at home Friday, fail to take advantage of help in Big Ten baseball race by Michigan State beating Minnesota
ANN ARBOR (CCN) — The Michigan Wolverines failed to take advantage of help in Minneapolis Friday when Illinois beat them 10-3 in Big Ten Conference baseball play at Ray Fisher Stadium inside the Wilpon Complex in Ann Arbor. The loss in front of 1,011 fans cost the Wolverines a chance to take over sole possession of first place when arch rival MSU won 6-5 over Minnesota. Click Here to Read More
Rain Friday leads to doubleheader Saturday for Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park against Seattle
DETROIT (CCN) — Rain washed out Friday's game at Comerica Park against the Seattle Mariners. They will make it up with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game will be at 4:10 pm and the second game is scheduled to start at 7:40 pm. Matt Boyd will get the start on the mound in the opener for the Tigers. He has only a 1-3 record but so far has a solid 3.00 earned run average. Michael Fulmer, 2016's Rookie of the Year in the American League, will pitch for the Tigers in the nightcap. He's 1-2 on the season with a 3.51 ERA.
Winnipeg Jets win 4-1 in Nashville over Predators for trip to Western Conference finals in NHL playoffs
NASHVILLE (CCN) — The Winnipeg Jets went into Nashville and won for a third time in their Best-of-7 series Thursday night for a 4-1 victory to win a decisive Game 7 showdown on the road. The Nashville Predators were bidding for a second straight appearance in the NHL's Western Conference Championship Series after making it to the Stanley Cup finals a year ago. The Jets move on to face the surprising expansion team from Las Vegas. The Washington Capitals, who eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier in the week, face the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals that get started Friday night in Washington. Game 1 begins at 8 pm and will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.
Boston Celtics win in electrifying finish to send Philadelphia 76ers home in 5 games; 114-112 victory earns rematch with Cavaliers
BOSTON (CCN) — It went down to the wire but the Boston Celtics won 114-112 to eliminate the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night to make a return trip to the NBA's Eastern Conference finals. They're aiming for revenge against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in a rematch of 2017's Best-of-7 series showdown for Eastern Conference bragging rights. Click Here to Read More
NHL Final Four one game from being set as Winnipeg Jets go to Nashville for Game 7 Thursday
NASHVILLE (CCN) — The Nashville Predators will have the home ice advantage Thursday night in a Game 7 showdown with the Winnipeg Jets. At stake is the final spot in the National Hockey League's Final Four for the 2018 road to the Stanley Cup Finals. Game time is 8 pm on the NBC Sports Network. The winner advances to the Western Conference finals against the Las Vegas Knights. The Tampa Bay Lighning and the Washington Capitals are the opponents in the Eastern Conference championship series. Click Here to Read More
Detroit Tigers blow 4-3 lead in 7th inning; Lose 5-4 heart-breaker to Rangers on walk-off home run in bottom of 10th inning at Arlington
ARLINGTON (CCN) — The Detroit Tigers blew a 4-3 lead in the 7th inning and lost 5-4 to the Texas Rangers Wednesday afternoon on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Nomar Mazara hit the game winner after drilling a solo shot to tie it up in the bottom of the 7th inning. The game winner came on the second pitch off Warwick Saupold to lead off the 10th after Detroit threatened with a lead-off double in the top of the 10th by Niko Goodrum. Click Here to Read More
Click above to hear Tuesday's episode for The Daily Gazette Sports Night Show with Executive Editor Mike Killbreath and his team of Sports Writers at The Daily Gazette. The one-hour program airs every weeknight at 6 o'clock, and often includes an opportunity for listeners to call and voice their opinions on the latest sports world topics. Tuesday's show was a special two-hour live broadcast from the Sports Old Timers event at Foutch's Strike Zone in Flint Township, next door to Fotuch's Pub at the West Pointe Plaza.
State Police trooper arrested on 4 felony counts related to child pornography in Newaygo County
HART (CCN) — The Michigan State Police (MSP) is confirming the arrest of Trooper Devin Wilson of the MSP's Hart Post on child pornography charges. He was arraigned Friday in 78th District Court in Newaygo County on four felony counts, including charges of possession of child sexually abusive material, distribution of child sexually abusive material and use of a computer in the commission of a felony. Click Here to Read More
Judge in Flint orders Patsy Lou Chevrolet dealership re-opened after lawyers seek court order to overturn state shutdown decision
FLINT TWP. (CCN) — Patsy Lou Chevrolet is back open after Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Geoffrey Neithercut granted an emergency stay on Friday to block a state shutdown for 15 days. Judge Neithercut's order allows the dealership to continue buying and selling vehicles until given an opportunity to appeal the action by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The state order suspending Patsy Lou Chevrolet's license came earlier Friday after what a press statement said was the result of "repeated violations of law for not providing vehicle titles to buyers." Click Here to Read More
Judge Gadola's son to be in front of federal judge Thursday to ask for dinner with parents while he's awaiting child porn sentencing
GRAND RAPIDS (CCN) — State Court of Appeals Judge Mike Gadola's son will be in court Thursday to ask a federal judge for permission to have dinner twice per month with his parents while on in-house detention as he awaits sentencing for a child porn conviction.
Judge Gadola is a Genesee County native who is the former chief counsel to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. His wife serves on the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Sameer Gadola pleaded guilty to sexually charged conversations online with victims who were ages 13, 14 and 15. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
A therapist has said the twice per month dinners with Judge Gadola and wife Preeti Gadola would be "fitting and deeply helpful for Sameer's mental health." If allowed to leave his East Lansing apartment twice per month for the dinners, both parents would accompany the 23-year-old convicted felon at all times, including any trips to the rest room, according to the request before the federal judge. Click Here to Read More
BY MIKE KILLBREATH
Posted on May 7, 2018
Governor Snyder's top aides knew about Legionnaires weeks before he admitted finding out to U.S. congressional committee
FLUSHING (CCN) — A witness testified Monday in a Flushing court room that a top cabinet member of Michigan's governor and other top aides were warned about the City of Flint's increasing number of cases involving Legionnaire's Disease weeks before he admitted finding out about it.
Eric Brown, Deputy Director of Federal Relations for Governor Rick Snyder, became the second witness to contradict the time line testified to by his boss at a United States Congressional hearing. Gov. Snyder told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in March 2016 that he acted "the next day" after finding out about people dying of Legionnaires after his Emergency Manager there (Darnell Earley) switched the City of Flint's drinking water source from Lake Huron on a Detroit-based system to using the Flint River.
A top aide to the governor, Harvey Hollins, testified on Oct. 6 that he told Snyder about the Legionnaires cases in a December 2015 telephone conversation. Brown testified Monday that he told top aides to the governor about it in a Sept. 18, 2015 telephone conference call. Both Hollins and Brown were testifying in the preliminary exam against current Snyder cabinet member Nick Lyon who is the Director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Lyon was indicted on felony charges that include involuntary manslaughter for his role in the Flint water crisis. Click Here to Read More
Flint native Mark Ingram has been suspended four games by the NFL for PED use.
NFL denies appeal by Flint native Mark Ingram Jr.; His agents to now review ruling due on May 16 before making decision on going to court
NEW ORLEANS — The National Football League office officials wasted no time letting Flint native Mark Ingram Jr., know that his appeal of a suspension has been shot down. An appeal announced earlier in the day by his agents was rejected on Thursday.
Ingram was an All-Pro running back star last year when leading the New Orleans Saints to the NFC South Division championship. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the second year in a row.
The four-game suspension was handed down for violation of the NFL's rules regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs. Ingram has denied he used any illegal substances. Click Here to Read More
Sunday's Baseball Roundup:
Houston Astros stay one half game ahead of California Angels in AL West by beating Oakland A's 4-1; Angels beat Colorado Rockies 8-0
Cleveland Indians win 6-1 in Milwaukee over Brewers to build one-game lead over idle Twins in American League Central race
New York Yankees win showdown for first place in AL East with 9-6 triumph over Boston Red Sox; They go for sweep on Thursday
Red-hot Philadelphia Phillies win 11-3 over Giants to stay hot on heels of Atlanta Braves in NL West; Braves beat Tampa Bay Rays 5-2
Dodgers win wild 6-3 affair in Los Angeles to stop Arizona D'backs from going 9 ahead in NL West
Brewers lose to drop half game out of first place in NL East behind idle Cardinals; Cubs get within one game, Pirates pull within half game
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Click above to hear the last episode for The Daily Gazette Sports Weekend Show with Mike Killbreath. He's an award-winning sports columnist with a long history of championship ways in the local Flint area coaching ranks of baseball, basketball, ice hockey and roller hockey. He counts 5 state championships along with numerous regional, league and tournament championships. Mike's 3-hour tour through the world of sports every Saturday is the longest running local sports show on local radio.
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BY MIKE KILLBREATH
Posted on May 13, 2018
Settlement on horizon Monday for controversial lawsuit over tech fund in Gleason's office?
FLINT (CCN) — The Daily Gazette has learned that a controversial lawsuit could be settled at long last during Monday's meeting of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. "They're finally giving up because they know I'm gonna win," said Clerk / Register of Deeds John.Gleason who filed the lawsuit against the county in 2016 with allegations that the board members misspent $6.5 million in millage funds he contends were legally required to give his office for technology upgrades. Click Here to Read More
Click above to hear controversial Flint community activist Arthur Woodson on yesterday's Morning Gazette Radio Show with award-winning investigative reporter Mike Killbreath. He serves as a watchdog over your tax dollars and spreads a little Metro Flint Pride every weekday live at 8 am on CCNRADIO.net.
Flint native Mark Ingram has been suspended four games by the NFL for PED use.
Daily Gazette Sports Night Show reports Flint's Mark Ingram of New Orleans Saints to be given 4-game suspension by NFL for PED use
NEW ORLEANS — Flint native Mark Ingram Jr., of the New Orleans Saints has been suspended four games by the National Football League for using performance enhancing drugs. The announcement was made official Tuesday night by the NFL front office. The first local media report about Ingram facing a suspension for PED use was on Tuesday's Daily Gazette Sports Night Show. Host Mike Killbreath quoted a reliable source as confirming the announcement was coming soon by the NFL. Click Here to Read More
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Media reports claim new Detroit Lions coach faced rape indictment in 1996 when victim didn't testify
ALLEN PARK (CCN) — The new coach of the Detroit Lions faced a 1996 rape charge, but the case was dismissed when the victim decided not to testify, according to multiple media reports. Matt Patricia denies he raped the woman and a statement from the Detroit Lions' organization on Thursday offered a vote of confidence that they believe his version of events.
Patricia was hired after a tremendous run of success as defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. He replaced Jim Caldwell who failed to get the Lions into the playoffs each of the past two years and three times in his four-year stint as Head Coach.
MSU saga adds strange plea bargain deal to let rapists go free and has this columnists trying to figure out meaning of 'debauch'
Three former football players for the Michigan State Spartans have pleaded guilty to an obscure state law that makes it a felony crime to "seduce and debauch any unmarried woman." The penalty is five years in prison, and I'm on my way to turn myself in for questioning before word gets out that this columnist / radio show host could be on a post office wanted list.
I'm pretty good with words, but I had to check Websters for a definition of "debauch." Websters says the verb means to "destroy or debase the moral purity of or to corrupt." The statute of limitations has me covered on bothering any unmarried women because I've been a happily married guy for some time. The noun usage of "debauch" has me concerned, however, because it's defined as a "bout of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures, especially eating and drinking." My wife and my daughter each have some unmarried female friends who have fed me within the past seven years, so I could be in some trouble because I've been known to seduce a good meal or two out of them.Click Here to Read More
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GM makes it official: Facility to be build in City of Burton with 800 jobs coming, according to City Councilman Danny Wells
BURTON (CCN) — It's official, according to one city councilman in Burton. Danny Wells posted on his Facebook page that General Motors has selected a site at Genesee Road and Davison Road for a new facility that will bring more than 800 jobs to the community. Wells posted about an hour ago as follows: "Great news for our city. General Motors made it official today we will have a new state of the art automotive parts facility.
The Burton City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to offer tax breaks to attract the facility.
Trooper Devin Wilson