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File Photo / Holt Public Schools

The former head custodian at Holt High School is facing four counts of sexual assault involving a student.

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WKAR-MSU

If you use an antenna to watch over-the-air TV signals, you’ll need to rescan your equipment on Friday.


Brent Knight photo
WKAR file photo

The search for a new Lansing Community College president will take a step forward on Thursday, when a pair of campus forums will be held.


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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is moving to the summer in 2020.


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The winners of the 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards were announced today in Detroit.


Jaali the baby rhino photo
Courtesy photo / Potter Park Zoo

The black rhino baby born at Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo on Christmas Eve now has a name.


George Perles
Michigan State University

George Perles, who played and coached football at Michigan State University and later served MSU as a Trustee, died on Tuesday.


Alex Trebek and Robin Miner-Swartz photo
Courtesy photo / Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Robin Miner-Swartz of Lansing was a contestant on Jeopardy during Christmas week, and she won two games before a Christmas Day defeat.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl spoke with her prior to the airing of those episodes. Scott asked Robin back to talk about the experience, and the ABC “Jeopardy, the Greatest of All Time” competition that starts tonight.


John Lindstrom photo
Gongwer News Service

The press corps covering the state capitol got smaller at the end of  2019 with the retirement of John Lindstrom. He's been the publisher of the Gongwer News Service, and he has covered Michigan politics for 42 years.


Alex Trebek and Robin Miner-Swartz photo
Courtesy photo / Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Tonight’s episode of Jeopardy! features Robin Miner-Swartz of Lansing. She’s a second-generation contestant on the popular game show. Her mother, former WKAR staff member Carol Welch, played the game years ago.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Robin Miner-Swartz about getting the chance to play the game she’s loved forever.


Renee Knake photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

Two weeks ago, legal ethics professor Renee Knake was appointed to fill a vacancy on the MSU Board of Trustees by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Knake replaced Nancy Schlichting, who had resigned over what she saw as the failure of the board to advance the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal investigation.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with the new Trustee about her perspective on MSU’s handling of the Nassar case.


Amanda Thomashow, Alexandra Bourque and Erika Davis photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The newest Michigan State University trustee says she will personally review documents that have been withheld from investigators probing the Larry  Nassar scandal.


Cell Block 7 photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

A museum devoted to the state prison system in Jackson will close its doors for the last time later this month.


William Strampel
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean William Strampel has permanently surrendered his medical license.


Renee Knake photo
Courtesy photo

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has filled a vacancy on the MSU Board of Trustees.


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