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Our media partner WLNS TV reports that the male driver of a car died after colliding with a school bus in Jackson. 

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We are excited to host our next Pop-Up Stories event for the first time in Jackson!  It will be this Thursday at 7pm at the Ella Sharp Museum. The theme is "random acts of kindness." Click here to sign up. Meanwhile, here's a story from our last event in Meridian Township.


Dr. Matthew Aubin photo
Courtesy photo / Dr. Matthew Aubin

Throughout August, the classical music world will be celebrating a century since the birth of Leonard Bernstein. In the upcoming 2018-19 Jackson Symphony Orchestra season, rather than a concert dedicated to Lenny, music director Dr. Matthew Aubin had a grander question to answer.


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Police officers in a southern Michigan city now are using body cameras.

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Officials in southern Michigan are distributing free lightbulbs and having volunteers help install them in neighborhoods as part of an initiative to curb crime.

Dr. Matthew Aubin photo
Courtesy photo / Dr. Matthew Aubin

On Saturday, the Jackson Symphony has their final concert of the year featuring two premieres of American works & and Czech composer inspired by America. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with JSO’s Dr. Matthew Aubin to get inside the music.


Jackson Public Schools website

All Jackson public schools will be closed on Friday, April 20. 

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Authorities say a man has died and a police officer was wounded in a leg following an exchange of gunfire in southern Michigan.

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Police officers in a southern Michigan city are among the latest in line for body cameras.

Jackson mayor Derek Dobies
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For the March 26, 2018 edition of Mondays with the Mayor, Jackson mayor Derek Dobies talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick. Mayor Dobies did not hold back his criticism of Jackson county sheriff Steve Rand. He also talked about attracting apartments to the downtown area, a former mayor who is now the city's treasurer and why he started a book club in hopes of raising understanding in the city. 


Jackson mayor Derek Dobies
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New Jackson mayor Derek Dobies joined WKAR's Reginald Hardwick for the January 1, 2018 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment on "Morning Edition."


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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Jackson councilman Derek Dobies about his priorities once he becomes mayor of Jackson, Michigan in December. 


On the November 11-12 edition of "Current State": you'll hear from Lansing mayor elect Andy Schor and Jackson mayor elect Derek Dobies.  Rick Pluta updates us new efforts to allow the carrying of weapons in more public places in Michigan. We talk about the meaning behind MSU Men's Basketball's new "We Talk. We Listen" t-shirts. We talk with a Michigan man who wrote about the experiences of a Vietnam veteran. And a blind film critic explains how he experiences movies in the theater. 


Derek Dobies Elected Next Mayor of Jackson

Nov 8, 2017
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Voters in Jackson elected Derek J. Dobies as their next mayor.


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More problems plague the food in Michigan’s prisons. This time it’s maggots. Cheyna Roth has more.


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