Police are asking the public for help finding a man who robbed a bank Friday morning. It happened at the Independent Bank at 1245 East Grand River in Williamston just before 10:30 a.m. Meridian Townshipget more >>
Bank robbed in Williamston on Friday morningget more >>
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Officials located components used in making meth, numerous one pot meth labs, potted marijuana plants, and a loaded hand gun.get more >>
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Michigan State Police and the Department of Corrections are investigating after an employee was beaten up at a Jackson prison. It happened at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility on Wednesday night. Aget more >>
Officials got the call just before 7 P.M. Tuesday night to the Mason State Bank on Cedar Street in Mason, where they say a bank robbery took place. It was reported that the male suspect came in justget more >>
A male suspect came into a bank in Mason just before closing with a handgun and demanded money from an employee.get more >>
Hazardous material was found in a home on Lansing's south side after a police raid late Wednesday night. There were 180 Pounds of hazardous waste found inside the home on Valencia Street, along withget more >>
There were 180 Pounds of hazardous waste found inside the home on Valencia Street, along with 25 prior One Pot Meth, and 62 gas generators.get more >>
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Police believe two sisters are the brains behind a home invasion in Holt earlier this month. Police say two Lansing men broke into a home in the 1800 block of Schoolcraft, tied-up the homeowner, and stoleget more >>
Both face numerous charges for home invasionget more >>
Chicago-bound Amtrak Train 351 collided with a semi-truck and near Jackson in Leoni Township Wednesday morning shortly before 8:30 a.m. A semi was stalled on the tracks near the intersection of Michigan and Portage Roads, just east of Jackson, causing the collision.
There were about 70 passengers and 5 crew members on the train, which was headed from Pontiac to Chicago. The train left Pontiac just after 6 a.m. It was supposed to arrive at 8:24 a.m. in Jackson and just before 11:30 a.m. in Chicago.
After the collision, the 8-car train fell on its side. The engine and 2 other cars derailed. Fortunately, no one was severely injured in the accident.
Passengers on the train had quite the shock when the accident happened.
"I was actually sleeping on the second cart that didn't derail and I woke up and heard 5 huge bangs and was lifted up out of my seat and I turned to the side and looked out the window and [the derailed car] almost hit us and knocked us off as well," said Michael Robinson, passenger.
"I initially heard the big bang and looked up and saw the food cart in front of us swaying back and forth and it got worse and worse and then we began to sway," said Christopher Dengate, passenger.
About 50 displaced passengers were dropped off by buses at the Amtrak Station after the derailment. It was a hectic day at the station, but Amtrak officials worked fast to get things under control and everything back on track.
Brian Karhoff has worked at that Amtrak station for 38 years. Within an hour of passengers arriving to the station from the scene, Karhoff and his crew were able to get people back on buses and on their way.
"Indian Hills provided two buses from here, one to Battle Creek then to Chicago…then one from Kalamazoo to Chicago," said Karhoff.
Karhoff was quick to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved.
"Coordination between emergency dispatch, Jackson Ambulance…everything just seemed to click…and went off as smooth as it could with something like this," said Karhoff.
Over at Allegiance hospital, the staff didn't know what to expect when they got the news.
"Great response from all of our departments, our staff. We were prepared for the worst," said Brian Kossman, a nurse supervisor at Allegiance Health, "We had 4 trauma bays all situated and ready to go. You have to prepare for the worst…and hope for the best and this was the best."
Hospital officials say they had 12 patients show up all with minor injuries such as neck and back pain. The majority of those patients were discharged by 1 p.m.
The driver of the semi was also hurt. He was taken to a local hospital. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening. The train apparently hit the trailer of the semi, not the cab.
Wednesday night, crews are still working to fix the tracks and clean up the scene. Train service was delayed and disrupted throughout central Michigan all day. Officials hope to open the crossing and rail line sometime Thursday.
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