Ingham County

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Local health officials said an Ingham County man is currently being monitored for a rare-condition that causes polio-like symptoms.

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A man convicted of sexually assaulting a Lansing woman he held captive for three days in a basement has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Stewart told 25-year-old Vincent Ovalle during Thursday's sentencing that it's hard to "adequately describe the savagery of this crime."

The Lansing State Journal reports authorities said Ovalle held the woman captive for three days in a Lansing townhouse's basement in April 2017, beating and sexually assaulting her before someone else helped her escape.

Russ White

Natural and farmlands are under increasing pressure from commercial, industrial, and residential development, but some Michigan municipalities have implemented wise, long-term land protection strategies, which are good for the environment, for agriculture, and for quality of life. Ingham County is one of those municipalities, having a decade ago passed an open space and farmland preservation millage that has protected over 5,000 acres and counting. 

Update: Police Find Armed Suspect In A Barn

Aug 28, 2018
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Capital Area Ingham County Alerts

UPDATED on Aug. 28 at Noon: Police found a suspect who fled after a brief standoff with sheriff's deputies in Ingham county.

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Crews had a hefty cleanup job after a crash involving a truck hauling watermelons in mid-Michigan.

El Resumen De La Primaria Del Martes

Aug 9, 2018
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Gretchen Whitmer ha ganado la nominación Democrática para Gobernador de Michigan, venciendo a dos competidores para avanzar a la elección de noviembre para suceder al Gobernador Republicano, Rick Snyder.  

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Voters in Ingham County will be deciding on a ballot proposal to replace the 54-year-old county jail when they go to the polls in August. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports.


Ingham County Fire Departments Ban Open Fires

Jul 11, 2018
dry field in East Lansing
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Several fire departments in Ingham County are saying no to summer bonfires through the next few days. 

bridge and flood
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The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

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Today, Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster in Lansing, Grand Rapids and 17 Michigan counties. It follows the heavy rainfall and snowmelt that caused widespread flooding in late February.