crime

Radio Made in Michigan
1:47 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

MSU cybercrime expert looks at hierarchy of hackers

Jared Andrews of MSU has seen cybercrimes that range from being minor, repairable annoyances to more invasive breaches.
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Last December, some high tech grinches tried to steal Christmas for one major retailer. Computer hackers broke into the Target Corporation mainframe and downloaded some 40-million credit card numbers.  The breach was executed despite the fact that Target had installed malware detection software months before.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:35 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Kosgar Lado case: Innocent of murder, in trouble for false confession

The Lansing City Hall and Police Building
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Last week, the Lansing State Journal wrote about the case of a 21-year old mentally ill man named Kosgar Lado who falsely confessed under police interrogation to a murder that took place in Lansing last June.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Current State #62 | April 9, 2013

Today on Current State: MSU plant biologist's expertise plays major role in criminal investigation;  lead poisoning down in  Detroit, but so is funding for lead cleanup; and iPad periodical developed by MSU journalism students. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:56 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

MSU botanist aids murder investigation

After analyzing a dirt sample containing hints about the suspect's whereabouts when the crime occurred, researchers plan to recruit volunteers this summer to further the investigation in Ludington's forests.
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A Michigan State University plant biology professor is playing a unique role in piecing together a tragic West Michigan crime.  Dr. Frank Telewski is part of an effort to locate a Ludington infant who was abducted and likely killed by her father in 2011.  

 


Telewski and other professionals have analyzed bits of plant material from the suspect’s shoes in an attempt to find the location of four-month-old’s remains. Using the findings, investigators plan to narrow the search this summer.  

Radio Made in Michigan
12:52 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

No cold case list at LPD, reports Lansing City Pulse

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The latest edition of the Lansing City Pulse is out today and one of the main stories is quite an interesting one.

In the process of reporting what they thought would be a rather straightforward piece that intended to highlight some of the Lansing Police Department’s cold homicide cases, City Pulse reporters Rich Tupica and Steve Miller discovered that the LPD, unlike many other police departments across the country, does not have such a cold case list readily available. This surprised them, so they changed their story to find out why.

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NewsRoom
6:18 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Ex-Con Charged With Murdering Daughter, 3 months

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Lansing police say a 37-year-old ex-convict has been arrested on murder and abuse charges in the death of his 3-month-old daughter. 

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NewsRoom
4:43 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Lansing Officials Report 12 Homicides In 2012

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Lansing officials say the city had 12 homicides last year, the most since 2008 when it had the same number. 

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue November 27, 2012

East Lansing Crime Leads To Likely Reform

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Twelve years after a tragic East Lansing crime went unpunished, Michigan elected officials want to reform a key law.  Before the end of the year, Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign “Brandon D’Annunzio’s Law.”  The 24 year old was attacked in downtown East Lansing in 2000 and later died of his injuries.  WKAR’s Mark Bashore spoke with the young man’s mother about her efforts to get the measure passed.  

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NewsRoom
6:05 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

MI. Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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A man arrested in a shooting spree that targeted motorists in southeastern Michigan has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of attempted murder. 

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NewsRoom
7:05 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Police Have Suspect in Capitol Building Graffiti Incident

Jake Neher MPRN

Police say they’ve zeroed-in on the person who defaced the state Capitol building last week with spray paint.

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Wide Variation Found in Drunk Driving Arrest Rates

WKAR file photo

A news organization has found wide variations in the rates of drunken driving arrests among Michigan police agencies, with the hometowns of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan showing one of the sharpest contrasts.

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Capitol Building Vandalized Overnight

Capitol employee Greg Hess tries to scrub graffiti off war memorial on Thursday.
Jake Neher MPRN

State police are trying to find who is responsible for vandalizing the state Capitol building early Thursday morning. Facilities workers say the damage is the worst they’ve seen in decades.

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NewsRoom
6:31 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

ELPD: Religion Not Motive in Jewish Student Attack

WKAR file photo

Police say a Michigan State University student's Jewish religion doesn't appear to have been a factor in his assault at an off-campus party.

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NewsRoom
6:38 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

EL Police Doubt 'Religious Hatred' Fueled Assault on Jewish MSU Student

WKAR file photo

A Jewish student at Michigan State University says his jaw was broken in an attack by two assailants who he says displayed "religious hatred."

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NewsRoom
6:17 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Schuette Charges Four McCotter Staffers with Fraud

Kevin Rosseel morgueFile

The Michigan Attorney General has charged four people with conspiring to commit election fraud.

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NewsRoom
6:25 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

U.S. High Court Ruling Gives Some Hope of Parole to Juvenile Lifers

Kevin Rosseel morgueFile

The U. S. Supreme Court has struck down state laws like one in Michigan that automatically sends some juveniles to prison for life with no chance of parole.

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NewsRoom
4:10 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Lansing Teen Receives Delayed Sentence in Murder Case

Convicted murder Charles Lewis, Jr. (center) awaits sentencing by Ingham County Judge George Economy. Lewis faced the possibility of life without parole, but was instead issued probation and time at a state juvenile rehabilitation center.
Kevin Lavery WKAR

An Ingham County judge has issued a delayed sentence against a Lansing teen convicted of a 2010 murder.

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NewsRoom
2:53 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Lansing Clergyman Urges Just Sentence in Juvenile’s Murder Case

A prominent Lansing clergyman is calling on an Ingham County judge to be lenient in his sentencing of a juvenile convicted of murder.  The pastor and the teen’s mother say Charles T. Lewis, Jr. should not receive life without parole. 

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Schuette Still Pushing for 1000 New Cops

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he still hopes the Legislature will approve his proposal for one thousand new police officers to be hired in the state.

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