Karel Vega

WKAR News Reporter

Karel Vega is a general assignment reporter whose duties include newscast writing and production, digital media creation, and weekend hosting and announcing.

Karel joined WKAR and ComArtSci in January 2017.

Karel comes to WKAR from KHSU, Humboldt State University's NPR station in Arcata, California, where he was local host of All Things Considered.

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The Greater Lansing Food Bank has opened a resource aimed at helping low-income families learn how to grow their own produce.  


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WKAR TV producer John J. Valadez is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced many nationally broadcast documentary films. He speaks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the film "The Chicano Wave" and its inspiration.


Flood Warnings Issued; Local Roads Closed

Apr 7, 2017
East Lansing Police Dept.

Flooding caused by recent rains and snow melt closed some Lansing area roads on Friday.

Courtesy Photo / Jessica Yorko

After serving eight years as Lansing’s 4th ward representative, city council member Jessica Yorko has announced she will not be seeking re-election.

Amber Speed Mugshot
courtesy photo / State of Michigan Attorney General's Office

A Lansing woman is being charged with multiple felonies in relation to a human trafficking investigation. 

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Courtesy photo / Michigan House Democrats

A package of bills aiming at expanding the state’s Freedom of Information Act moves to the Senate floor this week, after passing unanimously in the Michigan House of Representatives.


A national protest is calling for women to take the day off of work and avoid shopping today.

Women’s March the same group that organized January’s March on Washington planned “A Day Without a Woman” to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

An Okemos Public Schools assistant principal has resigned following an investigation into racist comments he allegedly posted on Facebook. 

Dean Baas

Warmer weather in February means that insect pests are returning sooner than usual. 

For farmers, these early insects might be a problem if certain kinds of green vegetation remain in the field when they arrive looking for winter cover crops. 

Michigan Officials are extending the time the public can comment on Nestle Ice Mountain’s request to pump more groundwater from Osceola County.

Over 140 faculty members at Michigan State University have signed a letter urging the school to hand over the investigation of Larry Nassar to an external agency.

The letter was read on Tuesday during a university council meeting.

MSU president Lou Anna K. Simon was in attendance.

The investigation is currently being led by the MSU police department.

Nassar faces several charges, including sexual assault, possession of child pornography and also faces civil lawsuits from women who claim they were assaulted by him.

The full text of the letter:

Larry Nassar
Associated Press

Former Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar is facing new criminal charges related to the ongoing sexual assault scandal that began over five months ago.

Common house fly
Richard Bartz / Wiki Commons

Michigan residents can expect insect pests earlier than normal this year. According to Michigan State University Entomologist Howard Russell, it's the result of the recent stretch of warm weather this winter.

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Isaac Constans / WKAR-MSU

A dog that was badly disfigured and abandoned has a new nose, thanks to a team from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


statenews

Former Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of destroying evidence leading up to his charge of possessing child pornography.

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