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Michigan State’s Gary Harris Declares for NBA Draft

By Brandon Howell | The Game 730 AM

All-Big Ten Conference shooting guard Gary Harris is foregoing his junior season at Michigan State University to enter the upcoming NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old Fishers, Ind., native made the move official Monday afternoon, when MSU issued a news release announcing his decision.

Many believed Harris would have been selected early in last year’s NBA Draft, but he elected to return for his sophomore season in East Lansing.

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WZZM-13: State Trooper Killer Eric Knysz Attempts Suicide in Prison Cell

 

Eric Knysz, the man convicted of killing Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield, is hospitalized in critical condition after attempting suicide in his Jackson prison cell, WZZM-13 reported Monday night.

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Tax-Filing Tip If You’re Running Late for April 15 Deadline: File an Extension [Video]

The IRS expects to receive 135 million tax returns by the filing deadline of April 15 -- as in 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.

However, about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra 6 months to file, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America 2′ Reigns Supreme

This weekend saw a neck-and-neck race for the first spot at the box office, with the animated 'Rio 2' offering strong competition for last week's champion, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.'

When the dust, debris and feathers settled, the one starring the superhero took the first slot, but there is no shame in a second place that strong.

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8-Year-Old Lacey Holsworth, Best Friends With MSU’s Adreian Payne, Dies

Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl who battled cancer and became friends with Michigan State University basketball star Adreian Payne, has died, according to posts on Lacey’s social media accounts.

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Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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Eric Knysz Gets Life in Prison for Killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield in Mason County

A 20-year-old Irons man was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison for killing Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield during a September 2013 traffic stop.

Eric Knysz received a life term from Mason Circuit Court Judge Richard Cooper, The Ludington Daily News reported.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in Grand Rapids in Honor of Late Betty Ford

Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.

They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.

Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.

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Body Of Missing Kalamazoo Doctor Teleka Patrick Possibly Found In Indiana

UPDATE: (5:00 p.m.) Teleka Patrick's family has told WZZM-13 that they are "in mourning assuming the body may be that of Teleka."

UPDATE: (4:25 p.m.) The Patrick family has released a statement saying that they still don't know for certain that the body found is that of the missing Kalamazoo woman:
Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff's Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers - we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.
(3:45 p.m.) The body of missing Kalamazoo doctor Teleka Patrick has possibly been located in a lake in Indiana near where her car was found abandoned.

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Grand Rapids Winter Weather Advisory Issued, with Freezing Rain and Gusty Winds Forecast

While the calendar might indicate spring, the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office this afternoon issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday and Friday.

A pair of late-season winter storms are bringing freezing rain and gusty winds early Thursday and again early Friday to Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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West Michigan’s Worst Pothole Contest’s Winner Is From Holland: Cody Overway

There are definitely some rim-rattling potholes to be found in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan.

It's not difficult to find those stinkin' tire-killers! Just go out and drive a little.

More than 140 entries from across Michigan were shared of what were believed the worst potholes around and entered for West Michigan's Worst Pothole Contest, sponsored by Schneider Tire Outlet, Inc., of Marne.

After poring through those eye-opening entries, West Michigan's Worst Pothole is found in Holland.

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Today’s the Deadline to Enroll In Obamacare

You've heard it talked about non-stop for months (if not years, it seems).

Today is the deadline for all Americans to enroll in what many (if not most) refer to as "Obamacare".

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NCAA Tournament: Final Four Quest Ends for Michigan and Michigan State

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament ended tantalizingly short of the Final Four for both Michigan State and Michigan on Sunday.

Second-seeded Michigan fell 75-72 to eighth-seeded Kentucky in the Midwest Region final in Indianapolis.

Fourth-seeded Michigan State lost 60-54 to seventh-seeded Connecticut in the East Region final in New York.

The regional results left the Big Ten Conference with just one team reaching the Final Four in Arlington, Texas, next weekend: Wisconsin.

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