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Holt community rallies around wrestling coach

Feb 9, 2017
Jacob Herbert

Holt, MI - In his 37 years of coaching Holt wrestling, Rocky Shaft created a tight, family-like atmosphere out of a demanding and intense sport. He has given more to the wrestling program than anyone would have expected in his 53 total years with the team as a wrestler, assistant coach and now coach.

So when the mid-Michigan community learned that his Type 2 diabetes was seriously jeopardizing  his health, they rallied together to raise money for a service dog that could save his life.

Boxing returns to Lansing, more bouts planned for 2017

Feb 9, 2017
Austin Short / WKAR

LANSING, Mich. – Boxing returned to the city of Lansing for the first time in seven years, when Ron De Leon Promotions staged a seven fight event at the Lansing Center on Jan. 28. The card, in association with the Gallo Boxing Gym, was well received, with an enthusiastic crowd packing one of the convention center’s ballroom spaces.

MSU Women Fall to Purdue Marking Third Straight Loss

Jan 22, 2017
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The MSU women's basketball team lost to Purdue, 76-66, on Alumni Day Sunday night at the Breslin Center. The Spartans have lost three-straight games for the first time since the 2014-15 season. MSU is now 13-7 overall and 3-4 in Big Ten action. Purdue improves to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in league play.

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In a battle for top-dog in the CAAC Blue, the East Lansing boy's basketball team defeated Holt, 70-66, at home on Friday night. East Lansing star forward Brandon Johns was poked in the eye in the second quarter, but battled back to deliver a performance for the ages in the second half. Johns finished with a game-high 33 points (26 in the second half), 11 rebounds (now over 500 mark for career), six blocks, and four steals to lead the Trojans to victory. Steve Finamore's team now leads the conference at an undefeated 8-0, 5-0 record. 

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We’re celebrating an anniversary here at WKAR and we’re giving you the birthday gift.

 

WKAR-TV turns 63 years old this weekend.  And on Monday, January 16, we’re launching a new project:  “WKAR-PBS Kids 24/7.”


The Environmental Protection Agency said Fiat Chrysler violated the Clean Air Act by allegedly installing and failing to disclose software in some 104,000 cars and trucks that alters emissions.

The automaker was required by law to disclose the software to regulators during the certification process but did not do so, the EPA announced Thursday. While the agency is still investigating the nature of these devices, it said the software results in increased emissions of nitrogen oxides.

Current Sports | January 6, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

Detroit Lions; Jake Butt; MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Reflection Friday 


Current Sports | January 5, 2017

Jan 5, 2017
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Rutgers / MSU men's basketball; Detroit Pistons; Lorenzo White Jr.; Throwback Thursday 


Current Sports | January 4, 2017

Jan 4, 2017

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions next season; PJ Fleck; Anthony Ianni and MSU men's basketball


A capital region state legislator intends to seek Michigan's highest office.

Current Sports | January 3, 2017

Jan 3, 2017

First Current Sports of 2017; WMU / Wisconsin Cotton Bowl; Cory Olsen of MLIVE; Lane Kiffin


Hourly workers in the Great Lakes State get a bump this week.

MSU freshman’s legacy lives on in hockey arena plan and foundation

Dec 22, 2016
Tara Wasik

NORTHVILLE, Mich.— Before every Detroit Catholic Central hockey game, two best friends, and teammates, went through pre-game rituals together. Mitchel Kiefer and Sheldon Wasik kicked a soccer ball and threw around a Frisbee to make their nerves go away.

The curious case of Michigan State varsity lacrosse

Dec 21, 2016
Zachary Barnes

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- January will mark the 20th anniversary of Michigan State varsity men’s lacrosse program being cut by the athletic department and turned into a club sport.

Ex-Spartan athlete Molly Fletcher blazes trail as sports agent and motivational speaker

Dec 21, 2016
MollyFletcher.com

Molly Fletcher was always a Spartan, starting with being born in East Lansing. She grew up surrounded by the life around Michigan State’s campus, and eventually decided to go to school there and play tennis.

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