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Pictured Rocks
Amanda Barberena

Kayakers on a tour of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in northern Michigan narrowly escaped injury when a large section of cliff collapsed near them into Lake Superior.

H. Michael Borovetz
Wayne County Airport Authority

Authorities say a man who has a history of scamming people at airports around the country is now accused of trying to get money from travelers in Michigan.

USS LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon, MI
jimflix! / Flickr

Officials say a man has stolen artifacts from a western Michigan museum housed on a World War II-era warship.

Current Sports | August 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Jim Harbaugh
MGoBlog / Flickr Creative Commons

Jim Harbaugh; James Hudson transfer; Luke Fickell; Magic Johnson


Researchers from Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research lifting a water monitoring buoy out of Lake Erie
WKAR-MSU / Ray Garcia

Algae pollution, plastic pollution and waste run-off plague the Great Lakes here in the United States. But similar problems also threaten large bodies of freshwater worldwide. The seven African Great Lakes and Lake Baikal in Russia, two of the world’s largest systems of freshwater, also face these problems daily.


Current Sports | August 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019
Brian Lewerke photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

Rich Paul; "Rich Paul Rule" overturned; MSU Football; Brian Lewerke; NBA Schedule released


MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University has agreed to better protect patients from sexual assaults, including following a chaperone requirement for sensitive medical exams, to resolve a federal civil-rights investigation into Larry Nassar's abuse of young gymnasts and other athletes under the guise of medical treatment.

soybean field
flickr/Ken

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is planning another trade mission to China.

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan's Civil Rights Commission chair says discussions during a closed session on a complaint against the state's civil rights director won't be released.

Matthew Priebe, Lansing police
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

A former police officer has pleaded no contest to charges that he attempted to kiss and molest three girls at a Lansing high school and in his patrol vehicle.

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

UPDATED at 4:00 p.m.: Michigan State University has agreed to three years of federal oversight. The U-S Department of Health and Human Services announced a resolution to a civil rights investigation on Monday. 


Current Sports | August 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019
Jon Gruden
Nazrul Islam / Flickr Creative Commons

NFL pass interference rule changes; 2019 NFL Preseason; Dak Prescott; Dallas Cowboys; Antonio Brown; Oakland Raiders; Mark Dantonio; Michigan State football 2019


Markers set for installation of the new protected bike lanes on Bogue Street
Alec Gerstenberger/WKAR-MSU

Pedestrians and bicyclists will be the first in mid-Michigan to see a protected bike lane along southbound Bogue Street in East Lansing. Taking up the rightmost lane, the new path has lanes for bicycles and scooters in an effort to keep sidewalks clear for pedestrians. 

Asian Carp photo
LouisvilleUSACE / flickr creative commons

Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday.

Gretchen Whitmer Being Interviewed
Rick Pluta / MPRN

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she needs to have budget bills that include new money for roads on her desk by this time next month. But serious negotiations with the Legislature’s Republican leaders have not begun. 


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