Okemos

(L to R) Bishop Earl Boyea, Father Jonathan Wehrle, Attorney Lawrence Nolan, Assistant County Prosecutor Andrew Stevens.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A Lansing-area priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his church is trying to raise $300,000 for his defense just weeks before trial.

From Michigan’s outdoor and historic attractions to tasting the foods of farmers, today’s show is dedicated to exploring summer adventures here in the Great Lakes State. 

Public to Meet Meridian Police Chief Candidates

Jun 20, 2018
Meridian Township Police patch
Courtesy image / Meridian Township Police Department

The Meridian Township Police Chief semi- finalists will all attend a public meet-and-greet today.

Courtesy / Bottoms Up Facebook

The owner of Bottoms Up Dance Boutique in downtown Okemos has announced the business is closing at the end of next month.

 

 


(L to R) Bishop Earl Boyea, Father Jonathan Wehrle, Attorney Lawrence Nolan, Assistant County Prosecutor Andrew Stevens.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A Catholic priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his central Michigan church spent about $100,000 on an indoor swimming pool and stained glass windows for his six-bedroom, 12-bathroom home, according to a lawsuit seeking to recoup some of the money.

students with signs
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Several Mid-Michigan high schools took part in a national walkout Wednesday to protest government inaction against gun violence. WKAR's Kevin Lavery visited Lansing's Eastern High School.


flooded river
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Much of the Lansing area is contending with floodwaters today.  The water is forcing street closures and threatening to inundate homes and yards. 

 


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Meredian Township Manager Frank Walsh talked with Brooke Allen for our "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.  He talked about families, nature trails and the township's 75th anniversary celebration. 


(L to R) Bishop Earl Boyea, Father Jonathan Wehrle, Attorney Lawrence Nolan, Assistant County Prosecutor Andrew Stevens.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Two bishops took the stand in the preliminary hearing for former Okemos priest Jonathan Wehrle today. The court is trying to decide if the case will go to trial.

 

 


Court Room
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A judge is deciding whether to send the case against Rev. Jonathan Wehrle to trial. Bishop Earl Boyea is expected to testify in Ingham County's 55th District Court Friday.

Former MSU Baseball Star Magsig Still Making Impact In Okemos

May 18, 2017
Zachary Manning / WKAR

Phil Magsig has overcome health issues to return to the sport he loves

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Michigan priest charged with embezzling money from Okemos church.

An Okemos Public Schools assistant principal has resigned following an investigation into racist comments he allegedly posted on Facebook. 

woman holding black curtain
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Hall of Fame will host its next induction ceremony in a brand new location. In April, the organization will move out of the historic Cooley-Haze House in Lansing and into a space in the Meridian Mall in Okemos.

 


cellist performing
courtesy / Tanya Ell

Jamie Paisley talks with Okemos native and current Cleveland Orchestra cellist Tanya Ell about her return to Michigan to play with the Lansing Symphony


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