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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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A group of East Lansing first-graders who wrote to Queen Elizabeth for a class project weren’t disappointed by the British monarch.

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John "The Spider" Salley is a Detroit Pistons great who was apart of "The Bad Boys" era of the late 80s, which won back to back NBA titles. The Brooklyn, New York native was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams.

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Multiple updates came from the Michigan State football team this afternoon as players and coaches addressed the media inside the Skandalaris Football Center. It was the first time that MSU players have been made available since the sexual assault charges of former Spartans Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.

WKAR “Current Sports” host / reporter Al Martin brings you up to date on what the players had to say in regards to the investigation, including a few personnel moves for the team. 

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