Lansing

R.E. Olds Museum Executive Director Bill Adcock signs papers to complete building purchase photo
R.E. Olds Museum photo

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum has completed the purchase of its building and property from the city of Lansing for $2.

Andy Schor photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has decided to slow down the process of redeveloping City Hall, saying "this is a fifty year decision."


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The remains of a U.S. soldier from Michigan who died while in captivity during the Korean War have been identified and are being returned to the state for burial.

Andy Schor in studio
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor is beginning the process of tackling the capitol city’s rising employee legacy costs.  He met with civic leaders Tuesday to discuss ways to address Lansing’s escalating pension and retiree health care costs.

 

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.

flooded street
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Emergency management officials in Lansing are hosting the first of three public meetings tonight to provide follow-up information for residents affected by the floods.  The meeting will be at the Allen Neighborhood Center at 1611 E. Kalamazoo starting at 7 p.m.

 


rendering of project
WKAR File Graphic / Courtesy / LEAP

A long-anticipated economic development project will be formally introduced at tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting.

 


Road Closures Due to Flooding

Feb 23, 2018
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

As of noon today, here are the roads that are currently closed:

water and dam
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing is assessing the damage wrought by this week’s flooding.  Officials are working with the state and federal government to bring resources to the community.

 


 

bridge and flood
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Help centers have been set up in Lansing and Meridian Township to assist people displaced by this week’s floods. 

 


playset in water
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Flood insurance is mandatory for people who live in well-established floodplains.  For decades, the federal government has helped homeowners make those payments.   But that’s changing.

 


flooded river
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing Office of Emergency Management is recommending evacuation in various neighborhoods due to possible flooding. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.

 


Grand River photo
WKAR File Photo

Later this week, the Grand River in Lansing is expected to be at its highest level since 1985. The National Weather Service predicts the river to be cresting at 14 feet on Friday.


mayor at podium
Courtesy / City of Lansing

Less than 40 days into his new job, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor delivered an upbeat message in his first State of the City address Wednesday night

 


Schor family on stage
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Andy Schor was sworn in as mayor of Lansing on January 1st. Tonight, he delivers his first State of the City address. Click on this story for a link to watch the speech.


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