Domestic Violence

Michigan Gets Surge Of Calls From Domestic Violence Victims

Apr 5, 2021
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Michigan is facing another public health threat on top of COVID-19: soaring domestic violence cases.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sep 28, 2020

October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and to be a voice for its victims. The purpose of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to mourn victims, celebrate survivors, and network for change. This national event takes place each year during the month of October to connect advocates working to end violence against women and kids. 

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A 9-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his mother in their southern Michigan home, according to court documents.

Adam Mullin, Michigan State Police
Michigan State Police

A Michigan State Police trooper is facing charges after assaulting his female partner while on duty.

October is domestic violence awareness month. Several Lansing organizations who are joining the fight against domestic violence are hosting a candlelight vigil on October 24.

Current Sports | July 5, 2018

Jul 5, 2018
Mark Dantonio
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NHL; Slava Voynov; Michigan State Football; B1G Standings; Mark Dantonio; Urban Meyer; Throwback Thursday

MSU Students Organize Take Back The Night Event

Apr 10, 2018
Tess Nurenberg (L) and Jamie Tomlinson inthe MSU Student Union
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Take Back the Night is a national movement with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. WKAR’s Katie Cook went to the MSU Student Union to talk with organizers of this year’s Take Back the Night on campus.


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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.

Small Talk | Radio | WKAR Connects

Mar 8, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18.


With a combination of effective counseling and support from parents or caregivers, children can and do recover from these experiences.

For today’s edition of WKAR Connects, we look at Small Talk, a local organization that’s been working to provide child victims of sexual and domestic abuse the resources they need to heal since 2011.

End Violent Encounters | Radio | WKAR Connects

Mar 6, 2018

In February, Lansing police responded to 95 calls for domestic violence and nearly 20 calls for sexual assault. According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, two-thirds of sexual assaults are NOT reported to authorities.

Those are the facts. Now let’s talk about how to get help. This week we’re bringing you a series called “WKAR Connects,” where we let you know about local organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence.

The first one we look at is End Violent Encounters, also known as EVE. WKAR’s Katie Cook spoke with Executive Director Erin Roberts.