Meridian Township


When it comes to local rivalries, most people think of Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan but two local fire departments are also engaging in a friendly rivalry. 

WKAR student reporter Alina Zhuravel explains how they competed on Friday.


Okemos Road Boardwalk, Meridian Township
Younes Ishraidi

For years, people had no way to cross the Mud Lake Drain wetland on foot. 


Meridian Township Chief Ken Plaga
Meridian Township

A police chief getting a morning coffee suddenly had a more urgent priority: He shed his shirt and boots and jumped into a pond to save a woman whose car was in the water in Ingham County.

WKAR file photo

UPDATED at 11:10 p.m.: Here are the results for the primary election in Lansing, Jackson, Flint, Meridian Township and other communities.

Firefighters are cautioning you to put safety first when using fireworks in the upcoming few days. 

A banded brown bat in a researcher's hand
John Pepin / Michigan DNR

Did you know that bats control a lot of insects that people don’t like such as mosquitos? You and your family can learn more at the All About Bats Campfire hosted by the Harris Nature Center. Participants can sit around a campfire, make smores and take a guided walk in search of bats.

Meridian Township Farmers Market
Facebook/Meridian Township Farmers Market

The Farmers’ Market in Meridian Township will be expanding and relocating to the north side of the Meridian Mall parking lot.

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.

Meridian Township buildings
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Meridian Township has released the findings of an independent investigation into its mishandling of a 2004 sexual assault case involving former MSU physician Larry Nassar. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Meridian Township supervisor Ronald Styka discussed the community's future on the March 11, 2019, edition of Monday with the Mayor. He talked about new development plans for downtown Okemos, plans to bring in medical marijuana businesses and what the city has learned from abuse survivor Brianne Randall-Gay. Styka also talked about his favorite mural in the city.

Larry Nassar photo
Screen shot from WDIV Live Stream / WDIV

Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Pop-Up Stories Storyteller
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We are excited to host our next Pop-Up Stories event for the first time in Jackson!  It will be this Thursday at 7pm at the Ella Sharp Museum. The theme is "random acts of kindness." Click here to sign up. Meanwhile, here's a story from our last event in Meridian Township.

From Michigan’s outdoor and historic attractions to tasting the foods of farmers, today’s show is dedicated to exploring summer adventures here in the Great Lakes State. 

Public to Meet Meridian Police Chief Candidates

Jun 20, 2018
Meridian Township Police patch
Courtesy image / Meridian Township Police Department

The Meridian Township Police Chief semi- finalists will all attend a public meet-and-greet today.

Meridian Police Chief David Hall, township Manager Frank Walsh, and Brianne Randall-Gay photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

A Lansing area police department that says it mishandled a complaint against Larry Nassar has reviewed 17 years of sexual assault complaints. Nassar is the former sports doctor who will spend decades in prison for sexually assaulting his patients.