|Sexual assault reports from Fort Bragg increase 28 percentWLNS / 12 min. ago more|
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A summary released by the Department of Defense shows reports of sexual assault from Fort Bragg increased by 28 percent in 2016 over the year before. The summary says Fort Bragg received 146 reports of sexual assault in 2016 compared to 114 reports in 2015. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the summary notes that the location of the assault and the location of the report don’t necessarily coincide. Camp Lejeune had 169 reports of sexual assault in 2016, compared to 164 the year before. At Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, the number of reports dropped, from 49 in 2015 to 27 in 2016. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base had 13 reports in 2016, unchanged from the previous year. ___ Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com
|Students seek $55M in damages, say dorms had toxic moldWLNS / 22 min. ago more|
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Five current and former students are seeking $55 million in damages in a lawsuit that says they were exposed to toxic mold while living in three dormitories at a South Carolina college. Multiple media outlets report the five have sued Morris College, a historically black liberal arts college in Sumter. They say they were exposed to mold and other hazardous substances while living in the three dorms in 2013. The lawsuit says that in addition to the mold, other health hazards included leaking and clogged plumbing; defective electrical outlets and wiring; insect infestation and holes in walls, window frames and doors. Morris College attorney Thomas Levy said he hadn’t reviewed the lawsuit yet. The school’s interim president, Dr. Leroy Staggers, said in October that some students would be relocated.
|Toddler pulled from pond in a Florida development diesWLNS / 2 h. 42 min. ago more|
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says a toddler pulled from a pond in a suburban Boca Raton development has died. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera told the Palm Beach Post that detectives are investigating the events on Sunday that led to the child ending up in the pond. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to Meadow Lakes at a Boca Raton development shortly before 2 p.m. after receiving a report of a missing child. Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Albert Borroto says divers found the child in a pond behind the home. The child was transported to a hospital. No other details were available.
|Michigan families given “hope” for the holidaysWLNS / 3 h. 16 min. ago more|
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – From boxes stocked full of food, to stuffed animals and toys galore, families were given the ultimate holiday treat including all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. “It’s just a beautiful thing when you can watch these families with a smile on their face saying we didn’t know what we were going to do for Thanksgiving but you guys came through for us,” said Larry Johnson; Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s brother. It’s part of an effort called “Holiday Hope,” a program started by the “Magic Johnson Foundation” that’s served nearly 30,000 families in Michigan throughout the past three years and one Larry Johnson says he’s proud to be part of. “If everybody gives a little, it turns out to be a lot,” Johnson stated. “I’m just so grateful…I’m beyond words,” said Dorothy Whitt from Lansing. Whitt is leaving with a trunk full of food, coats and other items and says Sunday’s event couldn’t have come at a better time. “My only income is from disability so it’s going to help me out a lot just to be able to contribute,” Whitt added. And just inside, nearly 200 kids were gifted with warm coats, goodie bags and even a greeting from Saint Nick. The smile on the kids’ faces and the excitement in the air is a humbling feeling for all those involved. “It’s just our way of helping people live healthier lives by providing good food for them for the holidays,” said Dennis Mouras; CEO of United Healthcare Community Plan. “This is just about everybody taking care of each other and it’s a great time of the year to do it,” Kellie Dean stated; President/CEO of Dean Transportation. A great time of the year to provide hope…one box at a time.
|Woman says she was harassed by New York state employeeWLNS / 4 h. 52 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — An upstate New York woman struggling to find a place to live and a job after ending an abusive relationship said a state employee helped her, only to use it as an excuse to sexually harass and assault her, and the governor’s office knew and did nothing to stop it, according to a lawsuit. The governor’s office denies the allegations. Lisa Marie Cater, 51, says in court papers filed Saturday in federal court that she wrote to the Empire State Development Corp. in the fall of 2015 seeking help, and then-Regional President William “Sam” Hoyt wrote her back directly saying he could help her find a job. He secured a position for her at the department of motor vehicles in Buffalo, she says. She says he began to sexually harass and assault her; he turned up at her home uninvited where he kissed and groped her, according to her complaint. He constantly sent her sexually harassing text messages and emails, including a nude photo of himself asking: “Do I look tan?” An attorney for Hoyt has denied Cater’s allegations. “Sam has previously acknowledged and expressed regret for a short term, consensual relationship with Ms. Cater,” said attorney Terrance Connors. “These new allegations are totally inconsistent with her original story and contradicted by her own email and text message correspondence. If she persists with this lawsuit, we will seek dismissal at the earliest stage.” Cater says in court papers that Hoyt reminded her that he could take her job away in a second if she complained or refused his advances. When she tried to tell him she couldn’t handle the abuse anymore, he attacked her, grabbing and squeezing her crotch area, the court papers say. “You know this is what I want!” he said, according to the complaint. She says last fall, Hoyt offered her $50,000 in exchange for her silence, and she signed the agreement without a lawyer because she couldn’t afford one. Cater says she tried to complain to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office about the abuse, but officials ignored or were “deliberately indifferent” toward her, charges the governor’s office said were untrue. And at one point, Hoyt said he called Cuomo’s office, and officials said they wanted the allegations to “go away,” the suit alleges. Alphonso David, Cuomo’s counsel, said when Cater first reported the complaint in October 2016 it was immediately referred to the state Employee Relations Office for an investigation. “At the same time Mr. Hoyt was instructed to have no further interaction with the complainant and to cooperate fully with the investigation,” he said. The case was quickly referred to the Inspector General’s office but Cater didn’t comply with attempts to interview her, officials said. “On Nov. ?30, 2016 the Chief Investigator of the IG’s Buffalo office spoke with Ms. Cater,” John Milgrim, spokesman for the New York Inspector General, said in a statement. “He asked her several times to come in for an interview and she refused. She was also asked over the phone for information regarding her complaint and she failed to provide. The matter remains open.”? The case was referred to a third agency, the State Joint Commission on Public Ethics. “The facts alleged in this complaint regarding Mr. Hoyt were not provided to state investigators and in many cases contradict the public allegations made in the last several weeks. The state launched three separate investigations into this matter, and any assertion to the contrary is patently and demonstrably false,” David said. Hoyt resigned Oct. 30 amid the investigations, which remain open. It came out the next day in news reports that he’d been accused of sexual harassment and paid off his accuser. The lawsuit says her civil rights were violated and seeks monetary damages and attorney’s fees. Hoyt was appointed to the job in 2011 by Cuomo, and previously served in the state Assembly.
|Ex-student to face judge in body fluids contamination caseWLNS / 5 h. 42 min. ago more|
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut college student is facing arraignment on allegations she smeared body fluids on her roommate’s belongings. Brianna Brochu is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court. She’s charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Prosecutors say they’re determining whether to add a hate crime charge. The 18-year-old Harwinton resident, who is white, is accused of contaminating her black roommate’s belongings at the University of Hartford. Police say Brochu wrote on Instagram about rubbing used tampons on her roommate’s backpack and putting her roommate’s toothbrush “where the sun doesn’t shine.” Her roommate, Chennel Rowe, said she developed severe throat pain. Officials say Brochu no longer attends the university. Brochu told the Republican-American newspaper that she acted foolishly, but she is not a bigot.
|Police: Child accidentally shoots 3-year-old in MinnesotaWLNS / 7 h. 12 min. ago more|
DEER CREEK, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in western Minnesota say a 3-year-old child was accidentally shot and wounded by another child. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call about the shooting from a home in Deer Creek around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The caller reported a 5-year-old had caused the accidental gunshot wound. The 3-year-old was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital before being sent to a Minneapolis hospital. Authorities say the victim is stable. The names, genders and relationship of the children were not released. The shooting is under investigation.
|Police: 9-year-old girl used to smuggle drugs into prisonWLNS / 7 h. 52 min. ago more|
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police say a 9-year-old girl was used to smuggle drugs into a Vermont prison. Vermont State Police say one of three people who’ve been charged showed the girl how to slip drugs enclosed in cellophane wrap to an inmate during visitation on Sept. 10 at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. The Caledonian-Record reports that Newport resident Sarah Watson pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including drug possession and delinquency of a minor. Authorities say inmate Chad Paquette was the recipient, and he pleaded guilty to drug possession. A state police affidavit indicates Paquette swallowed a baggie that was later recovered. It contained strips of an opioid, Buprenorphine. Officials say inmate Jason Watson orchestrated the deal. He has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy. ___ Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com
|Official says Trump doesn’t know who to believe about MooreWLNS / 9 h. 12 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn’t know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn’t campaigning for his party’s Senate candidate in Alabama because of “discomfort” with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday. One Republican senator urged Alabama voters to reject Moore in the Dec. 12 election even if that could mean ceding the seat to a Democrat and narrowing the GOP’s 52-48 Senate edge. A second GOP lawmaker suggested there was “a strong possibility” that a write-in candidate — “a proven conservative” — could win, though no name was mentioned and Moore has rejected the idea of quitting. Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice twice removed from office, has denied the accusations that have surfaced only recently about incidents said to have occurred decades ago, and pledged to remain in the race. The special election will determine who fills the remainder of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ term, until January 2020. White House aides said Trump had “serious concerns” about Moore, but that Alabamans should decide Moore’s fate against Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor. “I think that’s probably the most common sense way to look at it. He doesn’t know who to believe. I think a lot of folks don’t,” budget director Mick Mulvaney said. Legislative director Marc Short said that “obviously if he did not believe that the women’s accusations were credible, he would be down campaigning for Roy Moore.” Still, Short said Trump also had questions about allegations that were “38 years old” and virtually unprovable. “Roy Moore has been a public servant for decades in Alabama. He has run multiple times. The people of Alabama know best what to do and the right decision to make here,” he said. Before the allegations emerged, Trump had backed current GOP Sen. Luther Strange in the Sept. 26 primary to determine Sessions’ successor and campaigned in the state, a Republican stronghold. After Moore’s victory, Trump made clear he would back the anti-establishment candidate enthusiastically promoted by former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon. But since the allegations aired, the White House has said Moore should drop out if they were true. Short, pressed repeatedly about whether Trump still supported Moore, said: “I don’t think you have seen him issue an endorsement. You have not seen him issue robocalls.” Short added, “I think you can infer by the fact that he has not gone down to support Roy Moore his discomfort in doing so.” Moore has forcefully denied the charges as “unsubstantiated” and “fake” even as more women have come forward to make complaints of sexual improprieties. Two women by name have said Moore molested them in the 1970s when one was 14 and the other 16 and he was a local district attorney in his 30s, and three others said he pursued romantic relationships with them around the same time. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are among the many national Republicans who have urged Moore to step aside. Sessions told Congress last week he has “no reason to doubt” the women and didn’t rule out a Justice Department probe of the allegations. “I hope that the voters of Alabama choose not to elect him,” said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. “I don’t know Doug Jones at all, but I’ve never supported Roy Moore. And I hope that he does not end up being in the United States Senate.” Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said “it is in the best interest of the country, as well as the state of Alabama, from my perspective, for Roy Moore to find something else to do.” Scott said he thinks there was “a strong possibility with a new candidate, a new Republican candidate, a proven conservative, that we can win that race.” Moore’s candidacy has left GOP officials in a bind, especially after GOP Gov. Kay Ivey said she will not postpone the election and will vote for Moore. The Alabama Republican Party has also thrown its support behind Moore. A Moore victory would saddle GOP senators with a colleague accused of abusing and harassing teenagers, a troubling liability heading into the 2018 congressional elections. McConnell has said Moore would almost certainly face a formal ethics complaint in the Senate if he were elected. Such an ethics complaint could lead to a Senate vote on expelling him. Short appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” Mulvaney spoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Collins was on ABC and CNN’s “State of the Union” and Scott spoke on “Fox News Sunday.”
|Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of police officerWLNS / 10 h. 22 min. ago more|
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer. Pennsylvania state police have issued an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. He’s accused of killing New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw during a traffic stop Friday night. Authorities say the 25-year-old Shaw was shot in the chest while chasing Holt on foot. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Holt faces charges of murder and murder of a police officer. Investigators say they know why the traffic stop occurred. But they won’t provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation. Shaw had served as a part-time officer in three other towns before joining the New Kensington force full time in June. New Kensington is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh.
|Mormon missionary serving in Samoa fatally struck by vehicleWLNS / 10 h. 32 min. ago more|
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Mormon missionary serving in Samoa is dead after being struck by a vehicle. A spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City says 21-year-old Aaron Ahkau Matapa Patiole was walking with a companion in Upolu when he was fatally struck Sunday. Patiole was a native of Australia and had been serving in the Samoa Apia Mission since last December 2016. Samoa is a Pacific Islands nation of about 200,000 that has nearly 80,000 Mormons.
|Fireman’s kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935WLNS / 10 h. 42 min. ago more|
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighter Tom O’Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse. Reports indicate he complained of a booming headache and decided to “self-medicate” with a bottle of booze before heading to his bunk to sleep. He never woke up. Now, 82 years later, O’Brien’s heirs are going to court seeking an honor they say he was unfairly denied: a finding of a line-of duty death and a place among the more than 1,100 names on the department’s memorial wall. They say the strongest evidence is an autopsy at the time that found O’Brien had a skull fracture, apparently from falling debris in the fire. “This isn’t a money issue. I don’t want a nickel,” says 68-year-old Arthur O’Brien, who has been trying for years to have his grandfather recognized. “The autopsy says he died of a fractured skull, so put his name on the wall. People make mistakes. Just say you’ll make it right.” The department hasn’t budged; they say there is scant evidence to overturn a decades-old decision. O’Brien’s attorney, former Nassau County Surrogate’s Court Judge Edward McCarty, said because O’Brien was a widower, five of his six children were sent to live in an orphanage in Staten Island, necessitated because their father did not qualify for benefits from a line-of-duty death. In correspondence with New York City Fire Department officials, Arthur O’Brien was told that despite exhaustive searches for records, there was no clear indication of what went into the decision to not deem his grandfather a line-of-duty casualty. It’s a decision that baffles his heirs, who refer to O’Brien by his family nickname “Fireman Tom.” “My siblings and I always assumed that Fireman Tom was considered one of the fallen and therefore memorialized with his other firefighters,” says O’Brien’s sister, Betty Seibold. “We want to share our joy and celebrate Fireman Tom’s recognition and placement on the wall as one of the bravest in the FDNY.” An FDNY spokesman did not respond to emails for comment, but a department attorney told McCarty in June that an autopsy report indicating O’Brien died of a fractured skull and lacerations of the brain would have been considered in 1935. “FDNY is not in a position to overturn the decision made by a fire commissioner who had the benefit of all available information, almost 82 years ago,” Alison Chen wrote in June. “FDNY’s final determination on Firefighter O’Brien’s death was rendered in 1935.” McCarty has filed a notice of claim and other legal action against New York City, the first steps in what could become a lawsuit. Nick Paolucci, a spokesman for the New York City Law Department, said “the matter is currently under review by the city.” Dr. Michael Baden, the former New York City medical examiner who has been an expert witness in countless homicide cases, discounted any notion that a large amount of alcohol found in O’Brien’s system contributed to his death; McCarty and his clients suspect the alcohol may have been deemed a reason for the FDNY’s ruling in 1935. “He didn’t die from the alcohol,” Baden said. “The cause of death clearly would be what the family indicates.” Instead, Baden cited the autopsy that noted that O’Brien’s skull fracture was “incurred in fire at 349-51 West 26 St., October 27, 1935, in some unknown manner.” “Clearly, there is evidence that he was in the fire and evidence that he suffered a severe lethal injury to his head and that would not necessarily cause loss of consciousness right away,” Baden said. “He suffered a lethal head injury consistent with a beam falling on his head.” ___ This story has been updated to correct a reference to O’Brien from O’Neill.
|TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leakWLNS / 10 h. 52 min. ago more|
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Minneapolis. But the company did not elaborate on the cause. The company says additional equipment and workers continue to be dispatched to the site. Company spokesman Terry Cunha said Sunday that about 150 people are now at the site. Cunha said a gravel road has been completed to handle heavy equipment. Cunha said a drainage ditch near the leak was protected by a berm and not polluted by the spill. State officials earlier said they did not believe the spill has polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems. A drainage ditch is clearly visible in aerial footage taken by DroneBase on Friday. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday after discovering the leak. TransCanada says the leak is under control and there is no significant environmental impact or threat to the public. Nebraska regulators vote Monday on a proposed Keystone XL route, an expansion that also would be operated by TransCanada.
|South Dakota university to offer 18-day intensive coursesWLNS / 11 h. 12 min. ago more|
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A university in western South Dakota is introducing an unconventional schedule for students interested in completing a college course in 18 days. Black Hills State University-Rapid City will offer block courses for students who want to focus on and finish one subject at a time, the Rapid City Journal reported. University officials said the offering will be the first of its kind in South Dakota. Traditionally, college courses are held at different times based on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or a Tuesday-Thursday schedule, and vary by semester. Under the new block system, students will meet for three hour chunks at the same time in the morning or afternoon for 18 consecutive days. Each course will be separated by breaks of four days. Students will need to enroll in four blocks to qualify as full time. Gene Bilodeau, director of BHSU-RC, said that there’s evidence learning under the 18-day approach is the same as under the traditional structure, if not more encouraging. “It’s imperative that students leave knowing the material,” said Bilodeau. “It’s not about shoving it down people’s throats; it’s about learning the material.” BHSU-RC is a commuter campus that serves working families and single parents. Bilodeau said it can be hard for a working student to adjust when classes meet at different times each semester. The traditional course structure can also deter military students from enrolling because they can be deployed at short notice. The 18-day block is less risky than the usual 16-week course. Faculty members have expressed concern over trying to squeeze 16 weeks of teaching into 18 days, according to Bilodeau. The university is offering teachers a stipend to develop new approaches. The university plans to offer seven 18-day courses between Jan. 8 and May 2, and more next fall if the courses become popular.
|Michigan priest ordered to trial on embezzlement chargesLansing News / 1 d. 19 h. 12 min. ago more|
A Michigan priest who lives at a property worth more than $1 million was ordered to trial Friday on embezzlement charges. Rev. Jonathan Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos, east of Lansing.
|Higher demand for propane, natural gas, electricity expected with...Lansing News / 2 d. 4 h. 17 min. ago more|
LANSING, Mich. Energy use in Michigan this winter likely will increase, according to the annual Winter Energy Appraisal by the Michigan Agency for Energy , with higher demand for natural gas and electricity -- despite projected year-over-year declines in 2017 -- and propane, expected to be up this year and through the winter season.
|Some households will receive one-time heat creditsLansing News / 2 d. 8 h. 55 min. ago more|
About 309,000 Michigan taxpayers who received Home Heating Credits in 2016 will receive a one-time credit of $44 or $22 in November. About 309,000 Michigan taxpayers who received Home Heating Credits in 2016 will receive a one-time credit of $44 or $22 in November, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services.
|Gov. Rick Snyder names Beth Clement to Michigan Supreme CourtMLive / 2 d. 11 h. 45 min. ago more|
Beth Clement will replace Joan Larsen on the Michigan Supreme Court, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Friday.
|Tesla reveals all-electric semi-truck, guarantees drivetrain will last 1M milesMLive Business / 2 d. 11 h. 55 min. ago more|
Tesla figuratively pulled the cover off of its all-electric semi-truck for the first time Thursday night, Nov. 16. The electric car maker says on twitter that the Semi's drivetrain comes with the guarantee to last 1 million miles, or equal to about 40 trips around the Earth.
|US launches probe into effectiveness of previous VW air bag recallMLive Business / 2 d. 12 h. 25 min. ago more|
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a probe into a 2015 Volkswagen recall after complaints have continued to come in that the issue might not be fixed.
|Mitsubishi recalls 84K cars due to concerns air bag won't inflate during crashMLive Business / 2 d. 13 h. 19 min. ago more|
Mitsubishi has recalled around 84,000 newer small cars in the U.S. due to risks that the air bags might not inflate in the event of a crash.
|Michigan's job gains continue for 9th yearMLive Business / 2 d. 13 h. 25 min. ago more|
State can support changes to NAFTA, U-M researchers say.
|Schuette Shuts Down Another Deceptive Veterans Charity;...Lansing News / 2 d. 13 h. 50 min. ago more|
LANSING Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his Charitable Trust Section has reached a settlement with Healing American Heroes, Inc. of Round Rock, Texas and its professional fundraiser Jeremy Squire & Associates for violations of the Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act. As part of the settlement Helping American Heroes will be dissolved and both the charity and professional fundraiser will pay restitution.
|Breathtaking views of Grand Rapids from a 240-foot tower craneMLive Business / 2 d. 14 h. 10 min. ago more|
It's breathtaking when you're standing on an open-grate metal platform that sways in the wind and shudders when the giant boom swings around to pick up a load.
|Public meeting on December 6 to provide update on PFAS contamination in OscodaLansing News / 2 d. 18 h. 49 min. ago more|
LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will host an open house and public meeting to provide updates about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contamination in groundwater and drinking water wells at and near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.
|Lt. Gov. Calley's statement on the U.S. House passage of federal tax reformLansing News / 2 d. 23 h. 19 min. ago more|
LANSING, Mich. Lt. Gov. Calley issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a federal tax reform plan: "When we reformed the Michigan tax code, substantial job growth followed.
|Skubick: New polling numbers shed light on 2018 race for governorLansing News / 3 d. 3 h. 54 min. ago more|
A high school student in northern Virginia says a teacher pulled her hijab from her head, prompting the school system to p LANSING, Mich - More polling data is out and the Republican front-runner for governor has a hefty lead and the Democratic front-runner would beat a potential challenger by 14 points. Even though non-candidate and Detroit mayor Mike Duggan would beat Mr. Schuette, candidate Gretchen Whitmer beats the mayor in a primary race 43-29.
|Governor candidate Thanedar faces lawsuit over company saleLansing News / 3 d. 8 h. 35 min. ago more|
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|Licking woundsCity Pulse / 3 d. 8 h. 45 min. ago more|
East Lansing struggles after tax loss Mayor Mark Meadows said the city will likely pursue those options in addition to making cuts to employees through attrition. That means when employees leave the municipal government, their positions will not be filled. Official discussions on what path the city will take begin Tuesday.
|Fiery, French and FantasticCity Pulse / 3 d. 8 h. 45 min. ago more|
'Misanthrope' thrills If the descriptors “classic” or “spoken in verse” usually scare you away from the atre, fear not. Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s current production of “The Misanthrope” sounds more like songs from “Hamilton: An American Musical” than a sonnet from Shakespeare.
|Gales of NovemberCity Pulse / 3 d. 8 h. 45 min. ago more|
Scandals cloud MSU President Lou Anna Simon’s growing legacy In nearly 13 years as president, Simon has led the university through a transformation so thorough and multi-faceted that observers are beginning to compare her tenure to the epic 28-year reign of post-World War II president and campus icon John Hannah.
|'S Wonderful'City Pulse / 3 d. 8 h. 45 min. ago more|
'An American in Paris proves to be a timeless classic Timeless is one of those words that gets tossed around for older movies and shows. But “An American in Paris,” the musical now running at the Wharton Center, really is timeless. It may be based on old songs from an old movie, but this production earns the descriptor for making all of its individual elements feel fresh and new.
|Tesla will finally debut its long-awaited electric semi-truck Thursday nightMLive Business / 3 d. 8 h. 53 min. ago more|
Not much is known about the truck's specs or design, but a brand-new short teaser video shows off its futuristic styling to give the impression of a modern, somewhat concept-esque semitrailer.
|Silver Bells in the City returns, Lansing street closings begin todayLansing News / 3 d. 13 h. 14 min. ago more|
"Silver Bells in the City" is tomorrow in downtown Lansing so that means you can expect some road closures as crews set up for the big event. The 200 block of North Washington Square between Ottawa Street and Ionia Street will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. Thursday to noon while the "Toy Mill" is set up for the toy drive.
|Experts say US economy not seeing 'Trump bump' MLive Business / 3 d. 13 h. 40 min. ago more|
Growth is 2.4 percent, below president's campaign promise and budget forecast.
|10 signs the struggle is real at Kmart and SearsMLive Business / 3 d. 15 h. 34 min. ago more|
Prices, inventory and value all play into how chains will fare this season.
|Lansing city clerk begins accepting Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center applicationsLansing News / 3 d. 15 h. 42 min. ago more|
Today is the day owners of medical marijuana dispensaries will be able to apply for their license to operate within the city of Lansing. This day has been a long time coming since Lansing city council members passed the medical marijuana ordinance back in September.
|Bishop Rozanski reflects on issues raised, friendships renewed at fall assemblyLansing News / 3 d. 20 h. 24 min. ago more|
As he prepared to head to Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference, Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski shared his responses to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall general assembly held Nov. 13 and 14 in Baltimore. Speaking to iObserve by telephone, Bishop Rozanski said the bishops spent a significant amount of time focusing on the two main agenda items of racism and immigration and as the USCCB marked its 100th anniversary, the history and the current topics converged.
|Firearm deer season: Michigan DNR keeps close eye on Chronic Wasting DiseaseLansing News / 4 d. 0 h. 52 min. ago more|
Canada is committing a 200-soldier rapid response team, helicopters and transport aircraft to U.N. peacek EAST LANSING, Mich. - As hunters brought deer in on the first day of firearm deer season, state officials are working to track the progress of Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population.
|U.S. House members oppose Trump administration auto trade rules proposalLansing News / 4 d. 5 h. 28 min. ago more|
A bipartisan group of more than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Trump administration on Wednesday not to boost current production requirements on vehicle content for autos produced in the region under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Chevrolet Camaro vehicles sit in a lot waiting to be transported to dealerships from the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015.
|Whole Foods announces price cuts for Amazon Prime members in time for holidaysMLive Business / 4 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
In a news release, Amazon and Whole Foods say that the new price on turkeys in time for the holidays is just a preview of some discounts to come for Prime members.
|Dr. Larry Nassar expected to change plea in sex assault casesLansing News / 4 d. 10 h. 12 min. ago more|
Dr. Larry Nassar, center, and his attorneys listen to Judge Donald Allen Jr. rule that Nassar should stand trial on sexual assault charges during a hearing, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. LANSING, Mich.
|Firm that owns Frontier Airlines buys 430 planes from Airbus for $49.5BMLive Business / 4 d. 11 h. 5 min. ago more|
Airbus has agreed to sell 430 of its airplanes to the firm that owns Frontier Airlines for $49.5 billion, which is the European aerospace company's largest deal ever.
|US expands hoverboard recall after battery pack causes another house fireMLive Business / 4 d. 12 h. 3 min. ago more|
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that seven different brands of hoverboards have been recalled due to an increased fire risk.
|Papa John's apologizes for CEO's comments blaming poor sales on NFL protestsMLive Business / 4 d. 13 h. 5 min. ago more|
Papa John's Pizza issued an apology on Twitter after CEO John Schnatter's "divisive" comments in blaming NFL players kneeling during the national anthem for the company's pizza sales.
|Apple's 2019 iPhone could have front- and rear-facing 3-D sensorsMLive Business / 5 d. 11 h. 37 min. ago more|
Bloomberg cites people familiar with the plan in reporting Apple evaluating the potential addition, which would help make the 2019 iPhone the "leading augmented-reality device."
|Michigan's gas prices continue to rise, but at slower paceMLive / 5 d. 13 h. 39 min. ago more|
Michigan remains about 16 cents higher than the national average as of Tuesday morning.
|US launches pilot program aimed at alerting drivers about unfixed recallsMLive Business / 6 d. 7 h. 53 min. ago more|
With an estimated 30 percent of cars on the road operating with unfixed recalls, the U.S. government has launched a pilot program in the northeast aimed at alerting owners with open recalls.
|Man charged after 15-year-old shot outside Michigan schoolMLive / 12 d. 11 h. 36 min. ago more|
The girl was in an SUV with her parents when she was struck by the bullet.
|Three mid-Michigan coaches inducted into Special Olympics Hall of FameMLive / 13 d. 1 h. 56 min. ago more|
She coached the Area 13 Special Olympics volleyball team, comprised of Flint-area athletes, to a gold-medal winning performance at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, Calif.
|East Lansing Police will spoil 'Stranger Things' if you end up in jailMLive / 13 d. 10 h. 15 min. ago more|
Plenty of Michigan State fans planned to turn East Lansing upside down after the Spartans' big win over Penn State on Saturday night.
|Miles Bridges is No. 1 in ESPN's list of Top 50 college basketball playersMLive / 13 d. 11 h. 33 min. ago more|
Nick Ward and Michigan's Moritz Wagner are also on the list.
|Police identify MSU student hit by car, killedMLive / 13 d. 11 h. 55 min. ago more|
Police have said the young man was walking in the road before dawn when he was hit by a vehicle.
|Michigan's gas prices are nearly 20 cents more than national averageMLive / 13 d. 13 h. 19 min. ago more|
Average gas prices in Michigan for a gallon of self-serve unleaded gasoline is at $2.71. AAA reports the national average as of Monday morning is $2.53.
|Lansing Catholic's Olivia Theis sets state record, leads team to first Division 2 titleMLive / 15 d. 8 h. 31 min. ago more|
The previous Division 2 record was 17:20.4, set by Grand Rapids Christian's Julia Bos in 2012 and the previous state record was 16:54.8 set by Megan Goethals of Rochester in 2009.
|Don't forget to fall back when Daylight Saving Time ends SundayMLive / 15 d. 15 h. 9 min. ago more|
Don't forget to set those clocks back an hour when Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5.
|Child porn conviction won't be allowed in ex-MSU doctor Larry Nassar's Ingham County trialMLive / 16 d. 8 h. 11 min. ago more|
Former Michigan State University sports medicine Dr. Larry Nassar's federal child pornography conviction will not be considered as evidence in his Ingham County criminal trial, where he stands accused of sexually abusing his patients.
|MSU student struck by car, killed in East LansingMLive / 16 d. 12 h. 10 min. ago more|
The male student was walking in the road before dawn on Friday.
|MSU investigates sex assault in Hubbard HallMLive / 16 d. 13 h. 7 min. ago more|
The person was assaulted by someone known to them, police said.
|Gas prices in Michigan could soon rise to $3, analyst saysMLive / 16 d. 13 h. 35 min. ago more|
Gas prices in Michigan, and the Great Lakes region, could soon rise to its highest levels since 2015 thanks to a number of issues, according to a GasBuddy analyst.