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 >>
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 >>
The Eaton County Sheriff's Department had its hands full with meth labs last night. Deputies went to two busts - one in Charlotte and the other in Windsor Township. There was a third bust, in which copsget more >>
Police in Eaton County are looking for three people who they say broke into a home, tied up the owner, and stole several items from the house. It happened around 2 a.m. on Friday along the 1400 blockget 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Two suspects are in custody after Eaton County Sheriff's Officials responded to a home with possible methamphetamine activity. According to officials they located components used in the manufacturingget more >>
Officials located components used in making meth, numerous one pot meth labs, potted marijuana plants, and a loaded hand gun.get more >>
The weather's not as hot as it was last week, but the drought continues.
The year started out on-pace for snow fall and rain, but since March, things have gone dry for most of Mid-Michigan.
Michigan State University Extension Agricultural Economist Jim Hilker says it's all part of the food chain.
"When you have less production, you have higher prices. The biggest use of corn and soybeans is for feed for livestock and dairy animals," said Hilker. "You have higher feed prices, that means it costs a lot more to produce milk, beef and hogs."
He told 6 News crop values are close to reaching record prices--a pain in your pocket that you may not feel for at least eight months.
"They can cut back by putting less weight on the animals, that's one way and eventually they'll cut back to breeding herd," said Hilker.
It's a big concern for dairy cattle herder Bob Kreft, who will have to weigh other options if the drought continues. Something he's not looking forward to doing.
"It's a good source of energy for our cows, particularly our higher producing cows," said Kreft.
So from the field to feed, from cow to your plate, experts say brace yourself for some long-term effects.
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