It's been just days since the IRS began sending out child tax credit payments — meaning tens of millions of families have started to receive up to $300 per child — and already the agency is warning American families about scammers trying to steal their money.

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The survivor of an attack by serial killer Don Miller in the 1970s is expressing relief over the denial of Miller’s application for parole.

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The following story contains graphic descriptions of violence.

Lansing-area serial killer Don Miller has been denied parole.

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UPDATE: Don Miller has been denied parole. Read more here.

This story includes descriptions of graphic violence, and may be disturbing for some people.

Don Miller might be the Lansing area’s most notorious serial killer. Between 1977 and 1978, he took the lives of four young women. A new book by a retired Eaton County Sheriff’s sergeant explores the Miller case.

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A Lansing chemist has been found guilty of conspiracy to steal trade secrets, economic espionage, and wire fraud.

On May 18, 1927, Andrew Kehoe, an embittered member of the Bath Consolidated School Board detonated hundreds of pounds of dynamite in the school.

38 children and 6 adults were killed as a result of the blast, and the so-called Bath School Disaster remains the worst school massacre in American history.

Harold Schechter is a true crime writer who wrote “Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer.”

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The Mayor’s Racial Justice and Equity Alliance in Lansing conducted an online community update Tuesday. The presentation included reports on what is being done about city worker training and youth development. Police Chief Daryl Green was part of a discussion on the panel's criminal justice and public safety work.

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The city of Lansing is getting an assist from Grand Rapids in its efforts to address racial justice and equity issues.

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Starting in October 2021, 17-year-olds will no longer automatically be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system.

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Lansing-based author Bethany Mauger's first book is getting national attention. She's the co-author of “Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption in the American Prison System" by Cyntoia Brown.

Brown killed a man when she was 16. Her story became national news when she was the subject of celebrity activist campaigns and later granted clemency by the governor of Tennessee after 15 years behind bars.

Mauger told WKAR's Scott Pohl that the book is the result of extensive interviews with Cyntoia Brown. Below are highlights of their conversation.