Eaton County

Current State for July 14-15, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

On this weekend's show: In-depth interviews with MSU interim president John Engler and Dr. Mona Hanna-Atisha, the pediatrician in the middle of the Flint Water Crisis. Plus, Michigan expands the conditions for medical marijuana use, a program feeding Lansing students during the summer, Purple Heart medals being returned to the families of local veterans and the Eaton County Fair! 


Kasie Pruden-Rivera
Eaton County Sheriff's Department

A mid-Michigan woman who authorities say embezzled more than $400,000 from her disabled 9-year-old son's estate faces prison after entering a plea to resolve the case.

From Left: Senator Debbie Stabenow, Deputy Andrew Jenkins, Senator Gary Peters
Katie Cook / MSU-WKAR

Both US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters were in Charlotte today to award the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Jenkins.


bridge and flood
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.

Medical marijuana photo
Dank Depot / flickr creative commons

Plans are moving forward for an industrial park in mid-Michigan where marijuana would be grown.

WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Authorities say a person has been killed as the person and a central Michigan sheriff's deputy fired at each other following a short police chase.

Eaton and Ingham County Election Results

Nov 7, 2017
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Eaton and Ingham County election results will be updated as results are made available. 


Eaton County To Decide On 911 Surcharge

Nov 6, 2017
wzzm13.com

Eaton County voters will decide on a 9-1-1 surcharge ballot proposal Tuesday.

If passed, a surcharge of up to $1.75 would be assessed on all devices subscribed to an Eaton County address which are capable of placing a call to 911.

According to Eaton County’s website, the county operates on eight different radio systems, which causes lapses in communication. Additionally, the technology is outdated and experiencing failures.

Al Martin / WKAR Public Media

Law enforcement officers want to know who stole nearly 2-dozen phones from the lockers of Lansing Catholic High School football players while the team played Waverly High School. 

East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

Only a small fraction of registered voters voted in yesterday’s primary elections, either by going to the polls or voting absentee.

 

 

A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Votes are rolling in during today’s primary elections, but how is voter turnout?

 


Police Lights
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An investigation into dogfighting in mid-Michigan spans two counties and has led to at least 10 dogs being seized from a Lansing home. 

Jamie Paisley

Only 6 states in the U.S. do not have a Poet Laureate, and Michigan is one of them.
After attempting to make that happen a few years ago, a group of mid-Michigan organizations have shifted to a smaller scale.