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Restaurant Hosts Benefit to Help Local Chef

The managers of Timbers Restaurant in Cadillac say Jeff Bates taught them how to cook. Bates now has lung cancer, and they want to help. They're throwing a benefit this weekend, which will include a silent auction and live music. Part of the food sales that night will also go the Bates family. The managers say Jeff has been a…

Buildings in Haiti Cheaply Made, Crumble Easily

Buildings in Haiti weren't made to withstand an intense earthquake, like the one they just experienced. Sven Morgan, a professor at CMU, says this may be a factor in Haiti's extremely high death count following the quake. Alex Jokich and photojournalist Joel Deaner have more details.

Michigan bounces back with 69-45 win vs. Indiana

Manny Harris scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and DeShawn Sims had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading Michigan to a 69-45 win over Indiana on Thursday night. The Wolverines (9-7, 3-2 Big Ten) needed the victory after blowing a 17-point lead in their previous game against Northwestern and before hosting No. 15 Connecticut on Sunday….

Miller, Howard lead Wings past Hurricanes, 3-1

Drew Miller had a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night. Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg also scored, and Valtteri Filppula had two assists for the Red Wings. Tom Kostopoulos scored for Carolina, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. Cam Ward stopped…

Tigers, Valverde agree to 2-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Jose Valverde and the Detroit Tigers have reached a preliminary agreement on a $14 million, two-year contract. The person, who spoke Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made an announcement, said the deal includes a $9 million option for 2012 and is subject to a physical. Valverde saved…

Two Corrections Officer Stabbed, Inmate Dies

A fight between two inmates at a Gratiot County prison ended with two corrections officers being stabbed. It happened at 1:30 this afternoon outside of a housing unit at St. Louis Correctional Facility. Two officers tried to break up a fight, when police say Leonard Riffe stabbed them. One was stabbed twice in the chest, the other in the shoulder….

As Weather Warms Up, DNR Reminds Ice Fishers to Stay Safe

As the weather starts to warm up, the DNR wants to remind people to be safe on the ice. Even just a couple of consecutive days of warm weather can make a big different on ice conditions. Owners at Lyman's On the Lake say be sure to look for dark spots in the ice, because that could mean standing water…

10:30pm Haiti Update: Quake Aid Snarled; Up to 50,000 Feared Dead

Dozens of aid flights have arrived in Haiti, but the small damaged airport, poor roads and a damaged port are slowing the delivery of aid. The airport is short on jet fuel and ramp space. The control tower was destroyed by Tuesday's killer quake. Flight operations have been taken over by the U.S. military. The international Red Cross estimates 45,000…

T.C. College Prep. Academy Covered In Graffiti

Last night someone used black spray paint to vandalize Traverse City College Preparatory Academy. Today, students walked into a building covered with racial and sexual slurs. The Grand Traverse County Sheriff says deputies are questioning several suspects they found in the area last night. The school leader called police when a maintenance man discovered the vandalism around 11:30pm. Clean-up efforts…