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Current Sports | December 10, 2018

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Tom Izzo
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MSU basketball; Tom Izzo; Kyle Ahrens; Julian Mitchell; Joseph Dandron; MSU women's basketball


Three years after the beginning of the Flint Water crisis, the city has reached a new milestone. This month, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced the city is a year ahead of schedule in tackling a court-mandated order to deal with lead service lines.

WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Mayor Weaver about what’s next for the city, and her thoughts on Michigan's lame-duck legislative session and the incoming administration.


The Michigan State Spartans (8-1) got a huge lift from the team’s lone senior on Sunday afternoon as center Jenna Allen scored 27 points in an 88-82 upset victory over the Oregon Ducks (7-1).

This week, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame will consider the status of an inductee who has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Marylou Olivarez Mason was inducted into the Hall in 2014, honored for founding Michigan Hispanic Heritage Month.

A recount of an East Lansing School Board Race will not happen Monday. The candidate who initially called for the recount withdrew his request. 

Zachary Swiecicki / WKAR

The Akron Zips (15-6-2) entered Friday’s national semifinal match against Michigan State (14-5-4) on an eight-game winning streak and improved that number to nine wins after defeating MSU, 5-1, in dominant fashion.

On their journey to Santa Barbara, the Zips had upset 16-seed Syracuse, top-seeded Wake Forest, and the three-time defending national champion, 9-seed Stanford. And they did so all on the road. A somewhat unfamiliar path for a team that had previously hosted five tournament matches in its last two trips to the College Cup in 2015 and 2017.

Marijuana in Michigan is in flux this week. 

Abigail Censky
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WKAR News is expanding its political and government reporting in mid-Michigan with the addition of Abigail Censky. 

MSU Wakeboarding Rides the Wave of New Boat

Dec 7, 2018
Colton Wood

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State wakeboarding team made history last summer. After two years of leasing a boat, it became too expensive to continually use member dues to rent a boat.

Williamston Remembers Basketball Coach Bauer in Deed and Spirit

Dec 7, 2018
Joey Ellis / Spartan Newsroom

Bauer, 48, Died in March from Cancer; Boys Basketball Program Remembers His “Gentle Giant” Legacy


Election 2018

Michigan election coverage from WKAR News and Off the Record

The Michigan Beverage Container Act, better known as Michigan's Bottle Bill, recently celebrated 40 years in existence at a celebration in Lansing sponsored by Schupan & Sons, whose Schupan Recycling Division is the largest independent producer of used beverage containers in the nation.

Governor William Milliken was the architect of - and inspiration for - Michigan's landmark bottle deposit law.


BackStage Pass

band on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials | BackStage Pass | Episode 906

Sat. Dec. 8 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | This 30-year-old band fuels the stage with big blues sound. WATCH NOW

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WKAR In Your Community

Link Wray with guitar on purple background.
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FREE – Thu. Dec. 6, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on an electrifying look at native american influence in popular music. RESERVE SEATS HERE 

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Abigail Censky
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WKAR News is expanding its political and government reporting in mid-Michigan with the addition of Abigail Censky. 

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WKAR welcomed Steve Drummond, Senior Education Editor for NPR News and Executive Producer of the podcast Code Switch. During his visit, Drummond offered valuable insight and great feedback for the WKAR News team and MSU journalism students. 

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