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NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Portland city officials are asking Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration to clarify or reconsider its decision to deny aid to communities hurt by severe flooding early in the year.

Mayor: Portland Survived Ice Jams & Will Celebrate 150 Years

Jun 10, 2019
Portland
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

On the June 10, 2019 edition of "Monday with the Mayor" - WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Portland mayor Jim Barnes. We received an update on the city after February's damaging ice jams and flooding. He also talked about the city's plans to celebrate 150 years since its founding. Plus the city's challenges.


Downtown Portland Michigan
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR File Photo

UPDATED Thursday at 10:30 p.m.: Consumers Energy gasline workers loacted the damaged main. They anticpate having the leak closed off and repaired within a few hours. Once the repairs are complete, they will be restoring gas services to those impacted by the leak. 


Flooding
WKAR-MSU File photo

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved a request for an administrative declaration of disaster for parts of western Michigan that suffered through widespread flooding due to heavy rainfall and melting snow.

State of Emergency Declared In Ionia County

Feb 13, 2019
Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a State of Emergency in Ionia County following winter weather conditions and problems.

Evacuations Continue Because of Ice Jams In Portland

Feb 8, 2019
Ice jams, Grand River, Portland
WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

UPDATED at 4:45 PM Friday  

Flash floods caused more evacuations in the city of Portland on Friday.

Current State for May 19-20, 2018

May 18, 2018

This week, we look at what's next after the $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and Larry Nassar's abuse survivors; learn how a 90-year-old school building is helping the affordable housing crunch; find out why Detroit homeowners are swapping houses; and talk with a "father of the internet." 


Diane Schafer dedicated a wall in her bedroom to family photos.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

An abandoned school building in Portland, Michigan has been turned into affordable housing for families and singles. The grand opening took place last week and WKAR’s Katie Cook was there.