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Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


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East Lansing will keep the proposed income tax on the November ballot after negotiations with Michigan State University over removing it from the ballot fell through.

 

 

 

East Lansing City Clerk Marie Wicks told WKAR Tuesday that the city council does not plan to remove the income tax item from the ballot during tonight's meeting.

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A federal judge could decide on Wednesday whether a Charlotte farmer can go forward with his lawsuit against East Lansing. 

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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


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East Lansing will swear-in its new police chief Larry Sparkes on August 25. He is a 30-year veteran of the force who has also held high-level positions in his hometown of Laingsburg in Shiawassee county.  He talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about his new and old jobs. 


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A Michigan State University student has died of an apparent heroin overdose in the 1100 block of Beech Street. 


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The East Lansing police department promoted a veteran officer to police chief. Larry Sparkes will be sworn-in as the city's new police chief on August 25.

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There’s a change happening along Grand River in East Lansing. Buildings are being prepped for renovation, which means some businesses are relocating. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley learned about one business that decided to add-on a little something.


Kaleel Gaines Reveals Reason Behind Transfer and Drama-Filled MSU Football Year

Jul 26, 2017
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Former MSU football player Kaleel Gaines opens up about his reason to transfer from Michigan State to play football at Arizona Western Junior College. He also addresses what went wrong last year, including the sexual assault charges of his former teammates. 

Filing For East Lansing City Council Race Closes

Jul 25, 2017
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Today was the filing deadline for this year’s city council race in East Lansing.

Renee Hill Remembers Late Son And MSU Football Alumnus, Mylan Hicks

Jun 23, 2017
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Mylan Hicks grew up in Detroit. He went to Renaissance High School, before earning a full ride for football at Michigan State and playing professionally in Calgary. He was quiet, well liked.

His mother, Renee Hill, never expected her son to be gunned down. Not Mylan, not in Canada. Hill spoke with "Current Sports" host Al Martin about the legacy and story of her son. 


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East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is this weekend. The festival begins today in downtown East Lansing and runs through Saturday night. Entry is free. The Zach Adleman Quartet stopped by the studio to give WKAR's Karel Vega a sneak preview of what to expect at their performance on Saturday.

 


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On Tuesday evening, the East Lansing City Council  voted to move forward with the Center City District Development.

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There will be discussion of implementing an income tax in the city of East Lansing at a 6 p.m. meeting tonight.


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The East Lansing city council will consider a large, new development project on Tuesday. It’s known as the Center City District proposal.


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