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Authorities say a 79-year-old pilot escaped serious injury after crashing and flipping a small plane as he came in to land at a grass landing strip in Michigan.

Trump Budget Hurts Dam Removal Near Lake Huron

Jul 19, 2017
Maple River
Ben Thorp / WCMU

Thousands of dams have been built across the Great Lakes region -- but many are old and in danger of collapsing. In Michigan, conservation groups and state agencies are pooling resources to remove or repair dams before it’s too late.

House Panel Approves $300 Million For Great Lakes

Jul 19, 2017
Maple River Dam
Ben Thorp

Despite a White House proposal to eliminate $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to fully fund the program through September 2018.

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The Ingham County sheriff's office has announced it no longer will detain people with federal immigration holds past the detention period on their original booking charges.

Current Sports | July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017

Trevor Manuel; Olivet College; Lansing Everett; JD Martinez; Detroit Tigers; Arizona Diamondbacks; Michigan State Football.

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A Detroit-area doctor accused of performing genital mutilation on girls in a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial.

WXYZ-TV, Detroit

The mayor of Ann Arbor and the community members rallied for a mother of three who may be deported to Mexico soon. 

Jacob Herbert / WKAR

Lansing Everett former four-star recruit Trevor Manuel has had quite the journey.  The 6-foot-9, 185-pound forward's journey first started at the University of Oregon where he stood for a year, but did not see much playing time. He transferred to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles for his sophomore season, but still faced the same issue: no playing time.

Courtesy Rina Risper

Thursday night, a crowd will gather at the steps of the Michigan State Capitol Building. They won’t be there to hear a political stump speech though, it is poetry that brings these people together.

Composite drawing of a male suspect.
Lansing Police Department

A forum on hate crime and reporting was held at City Hall Tuesday in light of a recent report by a Hispanic male that he was attacked in south Lansing.



Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

This week in Dimondale, 21 young adults began the grueling transition to become the newest Conservation Officers for Michigan's Department of Natural Resources. We were there as the cadets checked in on Sunday, July 16. 

State House Forms Mental Health Task Force

Jul 18, 2017
Hospital Room

State lawmakers have formed a task force to look for ways to improve mental health treatment in Michigan.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against the state by people who were wrongly accused of ripping off the unemployment system.

Western Michigan University Score Board
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A young Saudi man who was accepted to college in Michigan and 13 other minority Shiites are facing possible execution in the kingdom in a case that has drawn the attention of a major U.S. teachers' union.

Mark Bernstein
Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Attorney and University of Michigan regent Mark Bernstein won't run for governor in 2018 and is endorsing Gretchen Whitmer.