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News Spotlight: Homicide in Lansing

 On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 4900 block of S. Pennsylvania on a Medial call (check welfare of the resident).

Read More Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Heroin and Opioid Epidemic: Impact on Families in the Greater Lansing Area

 The opioid and heroin epidemic are devastating families in a home near you. 

Read More Friday, September 15, 2017


By Curlada Eure-Harris

 All higher education institutions encourage students to accomplish a variety of activities in order for them to achieve success in college.   Here are 10 commonly expected activities to accomplish, to achieve some noteworthy level of college success.
Read More Monday, August 28, 2017
Heroin and Opioid Epidemic: Balancing the Roles of Law Enforcement and Addiction Treatment and Therapy

 Deputy Chris Cunningham, Eaton Assistant Prosecutor Adrienne Van Langevelde, Judge Julie Reincke, and attorney Rob Portman.  Judge Reincke presides the Eaton County’s drug and sobriety court.  

Photo by Howard T. Spence
Read More Monday, August 21, 2017
THE KID’S DOCTOR: How to prevent bug bites all summer long

  By Sue Hubbard, M.D.
   It is the time of year for bugs and bites, and I see a lot of kids with bites coming into my office. Parents ask, “What kind of bite is it?” And in most of the kids I see are having a reaction to a mosquito bite. Parents are extremely concerned that the reaction may be abnormal and lead to breathing issues or that the bite it is infected. 
Read More Wednesday, August 16, 2017
MY PET WORLD: What to do when your dog eats dog poop


By Cathy M. Rosenthal
Tribune Content Agency
  Dear Cathy,
  My adult daughter and her family have a female lab mix named Scooby. Despite my seeing her three to four times a year (they live in Atlanta), she is always afraid of me and will sometimes bark and growl at me. Eventually she calms down and I can pet her. Even though she jumps on our bed and seems glad to see us, she avoids me later. She also got very upset with my other son-in-law and never calmed down enough for him to pet her.
Read More Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches


Read More Tuesday, August 15, 2017
First Annual Malcolm X Day feature X’s niece, and Detroit Radio host

By Ron Davis

LANSING, MI --The Unity Project of Lansing, a local grassroots group organized to share the rich cultural experiences and history of the African American community, hosted its 1st annual celebration of Lansing hero and civil rights icon, Malcolm X.

Read More Tuesday, August 15, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Issues Order on Refugee Executive Order

 By Judi Harris

Refugee Service Director,
St. Vincent Catholic Charities
On June 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court partially lifted the preliminary injunctions that were halting full implementation of the Administration's Executive Order 13780. The Supreme Court decision narrows access to visas for nonimmigrants (e.g., students) and for immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries, as well as access to U.S. resettlement for ALL refugees.
Read More Thursday, August 10, 2017
Movie: “Spider-Man: Home Coming”

 Studio:  Sony/Marvel (2 hrs. 13 min.)

Plot: With the help of his mentor Tony Stark, Peter Parker, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student while fighting crime as Spider-Man.
Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Batalon
Rating: PG-13
Bottom Line: ****
Read More Monday, August 7, 2017
Register of Deeds striving for ‘good deeds every day’

  The Register of Deeds office is located at the Ingham County Courthouse in Mason, Mi on the 

second floor.
TNCP  photo
Below: Derrick Quinney, Ingham County Register of Deed
Read More Monday, August 7, 2017
Heroin Epidemic Hits Michigan and our Nation


Detective Lieutenant Lisa Gee-Cram of the Michigan State Police described the growth of the deaths from opioid epidemic in Michigan, in the Greater Lansing and Jackson areas at a forum sponsored by the Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research on May 15 at the Michigan State Capitol.

Photo by BigDreamPhotoWorks for IPPSR

Read More Monday, August 7, 2017
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches


Read More Monday, August 7, 2017
Local Budget Concerns Brings Voters Out


Eaton County Undersheriff Jeffrey Cook discusses with members of Eaton County Board of Commissioners the likely impact on residents if 24 sheriff deputies are laid off beginning October 1, 2017 while a hearing room full of residents, employees, and interested persons listen.

Courtesy photo
Read More Thursday, July 20, 2017
Hundreds Celebrate Juneteenth

Shermaine Gardner, Jr. played the djemba drum at the Juneteenth celebration with Ayinde Fondren an African stiltwalker.  He was the drumline section leader at Eastern High School from 2015-2017.  The 18-year-old will be attending Full Sail University majoring in Music Audio Production.

Courtesy photo
Read More Sunday, July 9, 2017
News Spotlight: Lansing Police Department- Homicide Investigation

 On Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:50 am, the Lansing Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Ramada on a call of an unresponsive subject. While conducting their investigation, Officers located the female subject non-responsive within a motel room. Lansing Fire Department responded to the scene and determined the female to be deceased.

Read More Saturday, July 8, 2017
Pie Hole Pizza Truck: “Fresh and Lightning Fast”

 Cameron and Brenda Glinke own Pie Hole Pizza Truck.  They make individual pizzas in their food truck.

Courtesy photo
Read More Monday, July 3, 2017
MY PET WORLD: Finding relief for why your dog is itching


By Cathy M. Rosenthal
Tribune Content Agency
  Dear Cathy,
  My 10-year-old dog gnaws occasionally on his front legs, which end up red, inflamed and bare of hair. What might be causing this and how do I treat it? - Mel Davenport, Longview, Texas
Read More Monday, July 3, 2017
THE KID’S DOCTOR: Do fidget spinners help kids with ADHD?

 Children should be reminded to play with fidget spinners using only their hands, as some toys have been known to fall apart. photo
Read More Monday, July 3, 2017
Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

  Studio: Disney (2 hr. 9 min)

Plot: Ghost sailors escape from the Devil's Triangle and are bent on killing Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Cast:  Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Orlando Bloom
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  *1/2
Read More Monday, July 3, 2017

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