East Lansing

The 2017 Michigan State University homecoming parade will shutdown streets starting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Parade route: The parade begins at the Hannah Community Center and travels south on Abbot Road to Grand River Avenue and into campus at the Collingwood Drive entrance, concluding at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes.

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According to the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State junior running back LJ Scott was arrested Wednesday for driving on a suspended license. This is the seventh time that Scott, 21, has faced the same, or a similar charge.

Michigan State’s Lexi Baylis stars on tennis court and in classroom

Oct 13, 2017
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Michigan State senior Lexi Baylis is always exceeding expectations.

High-level golf runs in the family for Michigan State star senior Charlie Green

Oct 13, 2017
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College golf seemed like it was Spartan senior Charlie Green’s destiny, but it took a crucial decision to permanently steer him away from the ice to the greens.

The Park District Planning Area Property Includes the old bank building on the corner of Grand River and Abbot.
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Some East Lansing residents have expressed their happiness with the Park District Planning Area property being torn down this weekend. WKAR’s Katie Cook spoke to several Friday, including two employees of businesses near the property.

 

 


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Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


EL To Keep Income Tax On The Ballot

Sep 12, 2017
East Lansing city hall photo
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East Lansing will keep the proposed income tax on the November ballot after negotiations with Michigan State University over removing it from the ballot fell through.

 

 

 

East Lansing City Clerk Marie Wicks told WKAR Tuesday that the city council does not plan to remove the income tax item from the ballot during tonight's meeting.

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A federal judge could decide on Wednesday whether a Charlotte farmer can go forward with his lawsuit against East Lansing. 

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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


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East Lansing will swear-in its new police chief Larry Sparkes on August 25. He is a 30-year veteran of the force who has also held high-level positions in his hometown of Laingsburg in Shiawassee county.  He talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about his new and old jobs. 


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A Michigan State University student has died of an apparent heroin overdose in the 1100 block of Beech Street. 


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The East Lansing police department promoted a veteran officer to police chief. Larry Sparkes will be sworn-in as the city's new police chief on August 25.

Courtesy — east arbor architecture

There’s a change happening along Grand River in East Lansing. Buildings are being prepped for renovation, which means some businesses are relocating. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley learned about one business that decided to add-on a little something.


Kaleel Gaines Reveals Reason Behind Transfer and Drama-Filled MSU Football Year

Jul 26, 2017
MSU Athletics

Former MSU football player Kaleel Gaines opens up about his reason to transfer from Michigan State to play football at Arizona Western Junior College. He also addresses what went wrong last year, including the sexual assault charges of his former teammates. 

Filing For East Lansing City Council Race Closes

Jul 25, 2017
East Lansing City Hall
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Today was the filing deadline for this year’s city council race in East Lansing.

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