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Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon joins "Current Sports with Al Martin" to discuss her decision to authorize sexual assault charges against Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance yesterday afternoon. 


Current Sports | June 6, 2017

Jun 6, 2017
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Michigan State Football Sexual Assault Charges; Donnie Corley; Demetric Vance; Josh King; Carol Siemon; Cliff Woodards.


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A Michigan man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of his 8-month-old daughter last year.

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A wild animal in Ingham county is the first infected with rabies in Michigan this year. 

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Courtesy photo / Ingham County

Ingham County Clerk confirms her office will reopen Wednesday after a malware computer virus scare. 

Ingham County Courthouse
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Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum says she’s confident in the security of today’s special election.  The county is trying to resolve a malware attack on its IT network first detected over the weekend.  

Flooding Closes Roads Around MSU & Lansing

Apr 8, 2017
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Flood waters continue to close roads and walkways around MSU, Lansing and Ingham County. 

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The State of Ingham County address is Wednesday night. The chairperson of the county board of commissioners, Sarah Anthony, will speak at the Potter Park Zoo.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

For city-dwellers, farming might not appear to be a viable career option. A program in Lansing works to encourage urban farming through the Lansing Urban Farm Project apprenticeship program.


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

According to the Michigan State Police, there were 516 individual acts of violent crime in Ingham County in 2015.  That’s the most recent year for which there’s available data.  A dozen of those incidents were homicides.

Jamie Paisley

Only 6 states in the U.S. do not have a Poet Laureate, and Michigan is one of them.
After attempting to make that happen a few years ago, a group of mid-Michigan organizations have shifted to a smaller scale.


Ingham officials to get pay hike

Dec 20, 2016
Ingham County courthouse building
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Some top Ingham County officials will be getting raises in 2017.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

At the end of the year, Ingham’s top cop is calling it a career. Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth has spent 50 years in law enforcement. We’ll talk with him about the changes he’s seen and the challenges he’s faced as he prepares to hand his department over to his son, Sheriff-elect Scott Wriggelsworth.


EL’s Mark Grebner: ‘We Can’t Get Rid of Him’

Nov 16, 2016
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Scott Pohl / WKAR

East Lansing’s Mark Grebner has served on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners for decades. After a brief hiatus, Grebner’s been elected to re-join the board. We ask the Democrat what he wants to accomplish on the board and what he expects from a Trump administration in Washington.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Some say Ingham county’s 45-year old animal shelter has had it. They’re supporting a millage to pay for a new one. Others say the county has more pressing needs. We talk with Democratic county commissioner Penelope Tsernoglou about why she’s a backer.

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