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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.

Ex-Con Charged With Murdering Daughter, 3 months

Jan 7, 2013
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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. 

Lansing Officials Report 12 Homicides In 2012

Jan 4, 2013
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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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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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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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Police say they’ve zeroed-in on the person who defaced the state Capitol building last week with spray paint.

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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.

Capitol Building Vandalized Overnight

Sep 6, 2012
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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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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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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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The Michigan Attorney General has charged four people with conspiring to commit election fraud.

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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.

Kevin Lavery / WKAR

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

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. 

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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