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News Spotlight: Suspicious Death Investigation


On November 19, 2020 at approximately 11:20 a.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to an apartment in the 5500 block of Joshua St on a medical call. Ingham County 911 dispatch advised responding officers that a witness at the apartment stated a male subject was in need of medical attention.
Read More Friday, November 20, 2020
Ingham County Land Bank celebrates 15 years of community impact


Volunteers help prepare flower flats for Neighborhoods in Bloom.

Courtesy photo 

Leaders build a vision for the next 15 years.

Read More Thursday, November 19, 2020
Community-wide spread prompts changes for COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing

170 new cases have been coming in daily in Ingham County.  

Read More Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Newest Literacy Project Helps Bring The Community Closer Together

Top row: Lauren Bresky, Lauren Ehrlich, and Taryn Tucker

Bottom row: Annie Abbott, Maureen Cronin, and Rachel Moloughney




Read More Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Blondie’s Barn to serve Thanksgiving meals to go and continue eight-year tradition

Blondie’s Barn is hosting a Thanksgiving meal, hoping to serve those who may otherwise go without.  The event will be held from noon – 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, at Blondie’s Barn, 5640 Marsh Road in Haslett.  All are welcome to participate in this community event, and no pre-registration is required.  The event is free, but anyone wishing to make a donation can contribute to the Haslett Food Pantry.

Read More Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Statement from Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum on Certification of November 3, 2020 General Election

MASON, MI – Today, Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) issued the following statement on the certification of the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Read More Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Local NAACP Denounces tactics used in Tuesday’s Baker Street Arrest

 LANSING, MI  – This correspondence is to serve as the Lansing Branch NAACP concern regarding a Use of Force and arrest incident on Tuesday evening November 10, 2020 on Baker  Street in Lansing. Media footage clearly showed a number of Lansing Police Officers atop of a  25-year-old African-American man. While atop of the suspect, officers restrained him while they simultaneously delivered strikes to his body.  

Read More Monday, November 16, 2020
City of Lansing to Offer Free On-Street Metered Parking Through 2020

On-street parking in Lansing will be free of charge for the rest of the year beginning on Monday, November 23, 2020

Read More Monday, November 16, 2020
Tips to reduce risks in the home kitchen while preparing holiday meals

Start with the basics! Always wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before handling food.

Read More Monday, November 16, 2020
We Remember: Rosemarie “Rosa” Lopez Killips January 9, 1949 - August 14, 2020


Rosa Lopez Killips was loved by many.  An ofrenda was built by her brother, Lorenzo Lopez, to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Courtesy photo

More ofrenda photos posted in story


Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
Just Plain Selfish: The Audacity of Color

 By Kris Walker

Tough times have been said to reveal a person's true character. A person can paint a pretty picture of themselves using vivid or even pastel colors. Words, attire and demeanor make it easy to portray a perfectly polished image. The persona and posture however, must be able to be maintained and withstand the pressures of societal life. 
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
Tyler Perry is Variety's 2020 Showman of the Year


Tyler Perry attends the Netflix Premiere for Tyler Perry's "A Fall From Grace" at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City. (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Netflix/TNS)

Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
Lighting Up Lansing - One Smile at a Time


Lourdes Stoner is in the11th grade, and lives in Lansing, MI. Read more...
Photo by Dan Defoy
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
Excuse me, are you Listening? How do you feel?


Dear Readers,
You have all been doing so well during the pandemic.  We are all trying to make sense of what is going on.  Well I am here to tell you that it is not easy.  You can get wrapped up in depression and not really figure it out until someone else tells you.
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
An apple lover's apple crumble that highlights its fresh fruit flavor (and doesn't bury it in sugar)

  By America’s Test Kitchen

Some apple crumbles bury the fruit in sugar and streusel so that by the time you add a scoop of ice cream, you've lost the fruit's tangy freshness. It's the equivalent of heating really good olive oil so that it loses its grassy bite or cooking thick, well-marbled steak until the center goes gray.
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

 By Frank S. Washington

DETROIT, MI – Smooth, really smooth. That’s how the 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid struck us.
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
Managing COVID-19 Disappointments for Kids

 By Dr. Kristyn Gregory, D.O.,

Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, adults have a wealth of information available to understand the importance of face masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing. From reading the latest news and recommendations for staying healthy to receiving prevention tips from health care providers, adults are more likely to grasp the greater context of staying vigilant during the pandemic. 
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
Black Friday Is Coming: Five Tips for Retailers

 By Ray Mitchell


For many of us, 2020 has been a year filled with uncertainty. One thing that is certain though, this year more than any other, shoppers are ready to take advantage of Black Friday Deals. With budgets a little tighter than in years past. Deloitte estimates a 7% reduction in holiday spending budgets, shoppers will be looking for good deals and great service.  While more shoppers plan to do their shopping online this year, there are still plenty of intrepid deal-hunters that want an in-store experience. Whether you are an online or in-store retailer, there's still some time to prepare for this year's shopping season. Here are a few things to consider as you finalize your holiday season plans.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
The Plant Professionals: Pruning- how, when and why?


Photo by Gustavo Fring

By Kathy Valentine

For some gardeners a sharp pair of pruners or secateurs is a powerful tool for shaping, thinning and removing any broken, diseased or crossed branches in shrubs. For a novice gardener, there is often hesitation and anxiety. How do you decide what needs to be removed? 
Read More Sunday, November 1, 2020
News Spotlight: Man Who Stole Ambulance From Sparrow Charged


On October 20, 2020 at  5:45 p.m. Lansing Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Michigan (Sparrow Hospital) in regard to a stolen vehicle complaint.
Photo of Jonas Encarnacion 
Read More Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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