Real-Time Local News Now Blankets Michigan

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Updated features for MLive.com, Michigan's source for interactive, real-time local news and information.

We are comprehensive and timely. With reports coming from eight major daily newspapers from across the state, we have more and better resources than any other news site out there. MLive.com delivers current news

There is always something happening in Michigan and once-a-day news can't cover it all. The days of waiting for traffic or weather reports or the latest sports results are over. Real-time local news has arrived at http://www.mlive.com.

Everything for everybody. The site offers a full range of current local news, continually updated throughout the day and night. Local reports, weather, traffic, high school, college and professional sports, community updates, entertainment, breaking stories, politics, Michigan news, national and international news are all on the homepage and covered in greater depth on hundreds of additional pages.

There are more photos, videos, news stories and updates for Michigan on this site than can be found anywhere else. "We are comprehensive and timely. With reports coming from eight major daily newspapers from across the state, we have more and better resources than any other news site out there. MLive.com delivers current news," according to Bill Emkow, Managing Producer of MLive.com.

An opportunity to interact. A quick visit to the homepage provides numerous options for visitors to choose what they want, in the format they want. Read the headlines, listen to a podcast, watch a video or post a comment. This interaction provides an engaging experience for the site visitor and it drives the site - MLive.com responds with the news people are interested in now.

In every category - including sports - there are opportunities to participate on a personal level. Sports fans can react to writer Danny Knobler's Tigers postings or catch his podcast; submit pictures of the high school game or check the latest sports beat writers' blogs. There are frequent audio and video updates from the University of Michigan coach Lloyd Carr and Wolverines team members and interviews with Jim Carty and John Heuser of The Ann Arbor News. The site offers unparalleled coverage of the Lions with beat writer Tom Kowalski several times a week and interviews with Lions team members from WDFN-AM Detroit. MLive.com real-time news offers visitors more opportunity to be part of the news.

The focus is local. MLive.com is able to provide more local news because it has a unique advantage - it is affiliated with eight major daily Michigan newspapers including The Ann Arbor News, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, The Muskegon Chronicle and The Saginaw News. The newspapers' noted columnists contribute to the rich and timely content on the site.

Michigan residents already choose MLive.com as a destination for local news, information and classified ads. They start their day with a visit to the site for comprehensive local news and information and return over and over throughout the day and night. According to Mark Hauptschein, President of MLive.com, "MLive.com is an information and news Web site that fills a need for so many people. There is a continual series of upgrades to the site that take advantage of the latest technological advances. That investment makes it possible for us to offer easier, quicker access to everything Michigan residents and workers are looking for. The traffic to the site is always increasing as a result. We simply provide what people want."

MLive.com, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is an affiliate of Advance Internet, Inc. (http://www.advanceinternet.com), a leading creator of highly interactive, online community-based news and information Web sites created in alliance with over 36 newspapers owned and operated by Advance Publications Inc., and its subsidiaries, including The Ann Arbor News, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, The Jackson Citizen Patriot, the Kalamazoo Gazette, the Muskegon Chronicle, The Saginaw News, Advance Newspapers, The Community Newspapers and Michigan Business Review. In addition to MLive.com, Advance Internet, Inc. develops and manages nine other local Web sites including al.com, cleveland.com, MassLive.com, NJ.com, NOLA.com, OregonLive.com, PennLive.com, SILive.com, syracuse.com and two specialty Web sites, gulflive.com and MardiGras.com.

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