DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings and city officials have announced a $650 million plan for a new arena for the NHL team in the city's downtown entertainment and sports district. The project was announcedget more >>
Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has long said that he wants a replacement for the 32-year-old Joe Louis Arenaget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- A fire broke out early Wednesday morning on the 300 block of Francis Avenue in Lansing. That is near U.S. 127 between Saginaw Street and Michigan Avenue. The fire started shortlyget more >>
After a fire broke out in Lansing, residents were evacuated and a part of Francis Avenue was blocked off.get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan are asking for the public's help in identifying two separate cases. On Monday night and Tuesday morning, police responded to two robberies in the 1900 block of E. Kalamazoo.get more >>
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - One person is injured and another is in custody after an assault Monday. Officials were called to the 1300 block of Knollwood around 5:30a.m., but the incident has continued intoget more >>
Lansing police say a woman in her early 20s was assaulted at a home in the 1300 block of Knollwood on Monday.get more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Hundreds of people are expected to rally at the state capitol Wednesday all in the name of education. K-12 students, parents, educators and legislators plan to be there as wellget more >>
Hundreds of people came to the state capitol Wednesday all in the name of education.get more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Here's some ugly news: a new study done by Michigan State University shows that getting picked on and bullied doesn't just end in high school. The study showed that peopleget more >>
The study showed that people who are considered unattractive are more likely to be bullied at workget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The man killed over the weekend at a strip club has been identified as Christopher Michael Goins, 21, of Lansing. Goins was found at Centerfolds Strip Club with a gunshot woundget more >>
Officials say they have a few leads, but no one in custodyget more >>
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WLNS) - The family practice doctor out of Charlotte charged with sexual misconduct is expected to take the stand for his own trial. Several alleged victims and expert witnesses for bothget more >>
Hallak is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual conductget more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS)- A Jackson man is in the hospital after being stabbed multiple times Tuesday night. It happened just after 8 P.M. on the 300 block of Wilkins Street in Jackson. Where officialsget more >>
A 31-year-old female is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 50-year-old man multiple timesget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is proposing to charge juniors and seniors more than other undergraduate students. Trustees on Friday will consider raising tuition by 3.6 percentget more >>
Michigan State University is proposing to charge juniors and seniors more than other undergraduate studentsget more >>
Not one, but three counties take a stand against dangerous synthetic drugs.
Clinton, Gratiot and Montcalm counties, all part of the Mid-Michigan District Health Department, have declared synthetic drugs an "imminent threat."
That means businesses in those counties can no longer sell K2 or bath salts.
Livingston County issued the same order last week and on Wednesday Ionia county asked businesses to stop selling the products.@
Katie Smith hates K2
Katie Smith: "I'm completely against it. I don't like selling it."
But that doesn't mean she wont.
Smith works at the Westside party store in St. Johns where she says they've been selling K2 for 6 months.
Smith: "I probably have anywhere from 10 to 30 customers a night."
Thursday night was no different, even though the emergency health order was issued on Wednesday.
Smith: "My boss just told me that we plan to wait to hear what they say but we plan to have it off the shelf by the end of the month."
Marcus Cheatham, Health Officer: "We don't want to shut anybody down or jail a breadwinner we'd rather just have things.. just have them stop selling it."
The Mid-Michigan District Health Department says it's giving stores some time to comply with the order but if they don't police will come in and take the product.@
Something smith says the store is prepared for.
Smith: "There's nothing we can really do, its the law, so."
But personally, she cant wait to see it go.
Smith: "I would like to see it completely gone."
And so would the district health department.
Cheatham: "Its a pretty serious problem, we've had from 2 to 3 hundred in Michigan emergency room cases of people using synthetic marijuana. Ya know, if we have a chance to save a life-- we wanna do it."
Even if it's only in effect for a few days before the ban-- goes statewide.
Legislation banning synthetic drugs state-wide is currently pending.
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