Fiat Chrysler
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UPDATED Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.: Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the entire state of Michigan notched a win with Fiat-Chrysler’s decision to build the first new auto plant in Detroit in almost three decades. A state board approved a generous incentive package for the project.

Larry Inman

State Representative Larry Inman has been booted from closed-door planning sessions with fellow House Republicans. That’s following his indictment on charges of soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI.

Lansing City council chambers, Tony Benavides
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing City Council has passed Mayor Andy Schor’s 2020 fiscal year budget. Missing from the approved budget is the Mayor’s renewable energy proposal. 

Sparrow Hospital photo
Sparrow Hospital

Sparrow Health System in Lansing announced late Tuesday afternoon that James F. Dover will become its new president and CEO.

 Michigan capitol building at sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

A Michigan group is launching a ballot drive to ban abortions after a fetus's heartbeat is detected, with exceptions to protect a pregnant woman's life or health.


 The City of Ann Arbor Sign
The City of Ann Arbor / Facebook

Hunting deer in the city of Ann Arbor will continue as part of efforts to control the deer population.

Lansing Derby Vixens Offers Comradery And Confidence For All Ages And Abilities

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Lansing Derby Vixens
Hannah Holliday

The rough and tumble sport of roller derby doesn’t seem like a place for comfort, patience, and love. But the Lansing Vixens say their team experience is exactly that.


Big Plans For A Significant Remodel And Facility Upgrade Of Munn, Bringing Modern Hockey Amenities

13 hours ago
Munn Ice Arena
Jack Sznewajs

Munn has been the home of MSU hockey since 1974. Coach Danton Cole and the players are looking forward to bigger spaces and more training features.

woman with crafts
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Starting Wednesday, Michigan State University is hosting the 40th annual Odyssey Of The Mind World Finals.  It’s an international competition that teaches students from kindergarten through college how to build creative problem-solving skills.  About 16,000 people from 13 countries will compete for top honors.



Aretha Franklin
Facebook fan page of Aretha Franklin

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the "Queen of Soul," including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday.

Current Sports | May 21, 2019

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Brian Calloway

Brian Calloway; Diamond Classic; Grand Ledge High School; Mason High School; Mt. Pleasant High School; Fowlerville High School; Ed Outslay

WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Gladys McKimmy nearly took a shameful family secret to her grave.

Horse Racing, Once Popular In Michigan, Now Struggles For Survival

May 20, 2019
Horse Racing
Dr. Brian Nielsen

Closure of tracks, a struggling business model and big changes in availability of legalized gambling is hurting trainers and farms in Michigan.

Justin Amash, Jim Lower

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge.

Cars on freeway

Billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is starting a ballot drive as a "failsafe" in case Michigan's Republican-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer do not enact legislation to cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums.