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News Spotlight: Suspect Arraigned For Shooting a Man and Taking His Car


At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th,  Lansing police were dispatched to the area of Sandlyn and Woodlyn on a possible man shot lying in the roadway.
Photo of suspect Michael Gordon Raymond
Read More Tuesday, October 21, 2014
News Spotlight - Murder Suicide Close to Hospital

  This morning, October 21, 2014 at approximately 7:03 a.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of S. Pennsylvania in regard to shots fired. The caller advised dispatch they herd several shots being fired in the rear parking lot area of the hospital (2727 S. Pennsylvania).

Read More Tuesday, October 21, 2014
News Spotlight - MSP Tri-County Metro Narcotics Team Seizes 4 ounces of Heroin



LANSING, MI--   On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Tri-County Metro Narcotics Team seized 4.1 ounces of heroin, over $4,500, packaging materials and other paraphernalia after executing a search warrant at the home of a suspected heroin dealer in Lansing.  The search warrant was executed after an extensive undercover operation.

Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
Race Car Driver Liz Patterson Heats up the Track

 Above:  Liz Patterson has been dirt racing for quite a while.  Her inspiration is her father Rod Patterson, who also races.

Photo courtesy of Tri-City Motor Speedway
Read More Monday, October 20, 2014

 Michigan is the third largest producer of apples in the United States.

Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
Hispanic Advocacy Day Draws Statewide Audience


Latinos from Michigan and State Senator Rick Jones (shown fifth from the right) taking part in the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan's 4th Annual Hispanic Advocacy Day. 

Courtesy photo
Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
TAX SOLUTIONS:  Tips for Paying Your Tax Bill

  By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.

If you filed for an automatic 6 month extension then tax season is officially over as of October 15, 2014.  The IRS doesn’t allow any additional extensions.  There are numerous reasons why a decision was made to request more time to file a tax return.  One reason is you needed more time to pay the taxes.  The following are some tips for paying your tax bill.
Read More Monday, October 20, 2014 Volkswagon 2015 Offerings

  By Frank S. Washington

MIDDLEBURG, VA -- We came here to get a look at Volkswagen’s offerings for the 2015 model year. Normally, during these full-line previews there are a few tweaks here and some burnishing there. But VW did have a triad of new stuff that will help its presence in the U.S. market.
Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
Excuse Me, are you listening? 13-21

  Dear Readers,

As adults, we may get caught in a rut of doing the same things over and over.  When that happens our children and others around us get caught in the same rut.  If you have not noticed we have been printing stories about travel.  Some places are as far away as China and others are close like Royal Oak, MI.  We have a responsibility to ourselves and those around us to encourage travel and broadening of the mind.
Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
Farmington High School Student Wins 14 Scholarships Including the Detroit Rainbow PUSH Excel/ GM Scholarship


Left:  Aubrey Perry, high school senior at Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan

 Aubrey Perry was pretty much like any other high school kid. She loved to have fun, laugh a lot, go to the mall and the movies with her friends, listen to music and her favorite pastime – tweeting and texting her friends.

Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
College: Market Yourself in the Job Market

 BPRW-  If you are a future college graduate, you face a challenging job market, but you are not alone. In fact, you will likely be competing with hundreds of your peers also fresh out of school and willing to do whatever it takes to slide through that narrow opening of corporate America.

Read More Monday, October 20, 2014
Pet World: Fraidy Cat Doesn’t Use the Kitty Door

 Figuring out your cat’s behavior might mean a visit to the veterinarian to rule out any medical issues.



Read More Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Kid's Doctor: Enterovirus continues to spread

The typical symptoms with a D-68 infection are upper respiratory with sore throat, runny nose and a cough. 

Photo by Fotolia 

By Sue Hubbard, M.D.

Read More Sunday, October 19, 2014
Jill on Money: Procrastination nation


By Jill Schlesinger
Tribune Content Agency
Last month, I had the privilege of interviewing productivity guru David Allen, who wrote a seminal work on the topic called "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity". At the Financial Planning Association's Annual Conference, David captivated 1,800 CFP(r) professionals with a terrific explanation of how easily we can be distracted and the best way to find focus and vision.
Read More Sunday, October 19, 2014
Interpersonal Edge: Politeness in workplace doesn't cost, it pays

  By Dr. Daneen Skube

Tribune Content Agency
   Q. I'm told I'm gruff and perceived as difficult at work. The truth is I focus on getting the job done. I watched a news show yesterday about how people at work sabotage you when they don't like you. In the show, the baristas at coffee shops even gave customers decaf rather than caffeine when the customer was rude. Do you think people go out of their way to undermine you if they think you are impolite?
Read More Sunday, October 19, 2014
Kiplinger on Travel: A new tax on the sharing economy

  By Sandra Block

 Kathleen O'Malley first used Airbnb in the summer of 2013, when she traveled through Washington State and British Columbia with her fiance. After that, "we were hooked," says O'Malley of Portland, Oregon. The couple used Airbnb to book a cottage in Sonoma for their honeymoon in September.
Read More Sunday, October 19, 2014
Top 10 homes of literary history


Left:  Hans Christian Andersen Birthplace,  Odense, Denmark



History and literary buffs will rejoice as VirtualTourist members uncover the list of the "Top 10 Historical Homes From Literature."
Read More Sunday, October 19, 2014
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Partners with Michigan 211 to Centralize Veteran Resources


Above:  MVAA Director Jeff Barnes recently announced the launch of the Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center. (L-R): Nate Cross, Trayse Fowler, Gov. Rick Snyder, MVAA Director Jeff Barnes, Michigan Association of United Ways President/CEO Scott Dzurka, Jason Wentworth, Randy Calloway and Lisa Castro.

Photo courtesy of MVAA
Read More Monday, October 06, 2014
Teaching Our Youth the Truth About Hip Hop


Edgewood Village youth proudly showing off their graffiti art they created for the community. 

Photo courtesy of AOTA


Read More Monday, October 06, 2014
MICHIGAN APPLE RECIPES Apple Cherry Raisin Crisp




There are more than 9.2 million apple tree in commercial production, covering 36,500 acres on 850 family run farms in the great state of Michigan. 

Read More Sunday, October 05, 2014

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