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Demmer Shooting Center, MSU students bring new technology to Paralympic athletes

Mar 10, 2017
Brett Rowland

EAST LANSING - Michael Galella, the general manager of Michigan State’s Demmer Shooting Sports, Education and Training Center, is constantly seeking to expand its programming. One day, he started to wonder how the most elite shooters in the world train and practice.

East Lansing’s Hoekstra continues to lead Trojans, despite injury

Mar 10, 2017
Steve Finamore

EAST LANSING - From a distance, the East Lansing varsity boys basketball huddle looks pretty average. But get a little closer, and things start to sound quite unusual.

A headshot of Judi Harris
Courtesy / St. Vincent Catholic Charities

The executive orders on immigration directly impact immigrants and refugees trying to come to the US and those living here already. But the orders are also causing problems for organizations who support refugees.

 

 


Current Sports | March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017
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Claressa Shields; MSU Men's Basketball; Michigan Men's Basketball; Connor Clark; Big Ten Tournament; Kirk Cousins; Washington Redskins; Josh Jackson; NFL Free Agency 


The proliferation of sub-divisions and multi-acre country homes in the 1980s and 1990s came at the expense of large tracts of rural farmland and open spaces property says Stacy Byers, program director of the Ingham County (MI) Farmland and Open Spaces Preservation Board (FOSP).


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

As the Trump administration prepares to enact its updated travel ban, a number of U.S. churches have stated they will offer sanctuary to refugees and immigrants.  No definitive action has taken place in mid-Michigan...but the conversation is growing.  

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery talks with Oscar Castaneda with Action of Greater Lansing what a formal sanctuary policy might look like here.

Current Sports | March 9, 2017

Mar 9, 2017
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Michigan Men's Basketball; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Ohio State; Rutgers; Big Ten Men's Basketball; Throwback Thursday; Biggie Smalls


Thousands around Lansing area await electricity

Mar 9, 2017
groundskeeper cutting fallen tree with chain saw
Mark Bashore / Host/reporter

Around 5,500 customers of the Lansing Board of Water and Light still were without electricity mid-afternoon on Thursday after high winds the day before brought down trees and utility lines across the state.

A BWL online outage map showed power should be completely restored by mid-afternoon Saturday.

Consumers Energy’s website showed about 3,600 Ingham county customers were still waiting for the lights to come on.

A spokesman says Lansing area Consumers' customers should have power restored by late Saturday night. 

Off the Record | March 10, 2017

Mar 9, 2017

Guest: Gilda Jacobs, Michigan League for Public Policy, discussing possible changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

man trims tree near power line
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

UPDATE: With powerful winds knocking down trees and power lines on Wednesday, Michigan utilities are working to restore service. A month ago, Kevin Lavery reported on tree trimming efforts aimed at reducing the impact of storms.


UPDATED AT 6:45 a.m. - Strong winds on Wednesday caused power outages around the Lansing area. As a result, a number of schools are without electricity and will be closed today, including East Lansing schools.

In Lansing, Averill, Lewton, North, Post Oak, Fairview, Woodcreek and Elmhurst schools are closed. Cole Academy,  the Greater Lansing Islamic School and the El-Shabazz Academy are also closed.

Grand Ledge schools are also closed today, as is St. Gerard School.

There's no school today at Elmwood Elementary in the Waverly school district.

Current Sports | March 8, 2017

Mar 8, 2017
Aaron McMann

Michigan State Men's Basketball; Big Ten Tournament; Malik McDowell; Aaron McMann; MLIVE; Detroit Pistons; Detroit Lions 


Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

High winds blew portions of school roofs away and knocked down trees and power lines in parts of Michigan on Wednesday.

More from MSU named in federal Nassar suit

Mar 8, 2017
Michigan State University outdoor sign
Mark Bashore / Host/reporter

Four more defendants with connections to Michigan State University were named Wednesday in the ongoing federal lawsuit against the school and former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The Lansing State Journal reports they include Dr. William Strampel, dean of the university’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, former women’s gymnastics coach Kathy Klages, sports doctor Jeff Kovan and former MSU psychologist Dr. Gary Stollak. 

The amended complaint---filed by Okemos-based law firm Church-Wyble---also named John Geddert of Dimondale’s ‘Twistars’ gymnastics club. 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Forty years ago Thursday, Francine Hughes of Dansville entered the Ingham County Jail and confessed to setting her house on fire with her sleeping ex-husband inside. James “Mickey” Hughes had long abused the mother of three. Asleep in bed when the fire started, he died of smoke inhalation.


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