Sky over Greater Lansing Area
Ray Garcia / WKAR-MSU

With temperatures rising above 95 degrees this week, cooling centers will be open in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties. 

Photo: Gretchen Millich, WKAR News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

Police Lights

UPDATED at 3:15 p.m.:  Police say divers have found the body of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared in the Grand River in Lansing.

Asian tiger mosquito photo
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If you’ve spent any time outside, you’ve probably noticed the mosquitoes are back and biting. Thanks to our cool May and June months, the big increase is still a few weeks away.

Lansing City Hall
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Most of a $1.25 million settlement will go to residents of a mid-Michigan city who sued after sewage flooded their basements six years ago.

Flickr - Rachel McBee

The National Weather Service has announced a statewide tornado drill to take place in Michigan at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The drill is completely voluntary, but officials are encouraging residents to participate in their safety efforts.

Storm siren
Eastern Michigan University

voluntary statewide tornado drill is planned in Michigan as officials encourage residents to prepare for the possibility of severe weather this spring and summer.

School Delays For March 21st

Mar 21, 2019
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UPDATED at 7:30 a.m.

These area schools have two-hour delays in effect the morning of March 21st:

Lake Superior
National Weather Service

As ice coverage goes, it’s Superior.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.

snowy scene

Hundreds of Michigan schools are closed as more snow and icy weather hits the state, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.


Frozen Tree
Amanda Barberena

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency in Grand Rapids, qualifying the city for additional assistance as it copes with power outages and cleans up from storms.

Consumers Energy
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A utility says some of the tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power in Michigan following days of freezing rain and other wintry weather are expected to be without electricity through the weekend.


School closings and delays due to weather conditions for Thursday, February 7: