South Lansing Soccer Field
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Lansing officials and community leaders broke ground on a new park and soccer field in South Lansing earlier this morning.

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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.

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A 28-year-old man faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty in the stabbing death of a homeless man whose body was found in a mid-Michigan creek in 2017.

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The Catholic bishop of Lansing says the diocese will undergo an independent review of its sexual abuse investigation procedures. 


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Martell Armstrong, executive director of the Lansing Housing Commission, has resigned.

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Police say a decomposing body has been found during a routine check of a sewer system in Lansing.

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An 11-year-old girl is the third person to die after a weekend car crash at a Lansing school.

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Authorities say two people are dead and three children are severely injured following a crash into a closed mid-Michigan school.

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The City of Lansing has teamed up with online retailer eBay on a program aimed at increasing the online reach of local businesses.

TGAR Book Club Luncheon
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WKAR and the Capital Area District Library (CADL) explored and celebrated reading for The Great American Read!

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The state Department of Natural Resources is hosting a series of bear hunting clinics over the next few weeks.

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Michigan officials say they're seeing higher numbers of bats with rabies.

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If you walk along Lansing River Trail over the next few months, you may see a few new objects along the way which catch your eye and maybe your ear. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more about Lansing’s new ARTpath.

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Michigan would close a prison to save $19 million in the next fiscal year under a budget agreement struck by lawmakers.

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Police say two girls and a young man were injured when someone fired shots into a crowd amid a large fight at an apartment complex in mid-Michigan.