Eaton County

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Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / CDC

A variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Eaton County.

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The Barry-Eaton District Health Department is warning that due to the extreme increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the area, contact tracing will now be prioritized based on risk.


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Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport will soon begin looking for a new president and CEO following the resignation of Wayne Sieloff.

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Authorities say a teenage boy sexually assaulted three girls on school grounds in mid-Michigan in the span of two months.

The Fourth of July is just days away. Dozens of firework shows and parades will be hosted across the area. 

Kiernan Brown
Eaton County Sheriff's Department

UPDATED Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.: a Delta Township man pleaded not guilty today to killing 2 women during his arraignment.

An absentee ballot dropbox at the south Washington voting location in Lansing.
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School millages are on ballots Tuesday in Mid Michigan, but voters will also serve another purpose besides casting their votes.

For many local municipalities Tuesday’s elections are a chance for clerks and election workers to practice in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

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A mid-Michigan police chief has been arraigned on official misconduct and other charges for allegedly lying that his wife had been sexually assaulted by a sheriff’s deputy.

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A former county sheriff in southern Michigan could soon receive a pension related to the epilepsy he developed 20 years after he was beaten in the head with a metal flashlight during an arrest.

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The Eaton County Sheriff’s Department now says the case of remains found in Eaton Rapids Township this week is being investigated as a homicide. In a press release, Sheriff Tom Reich says detectives are trying to determine the identity of the victim.