LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A pawn shop owner in south Lansing caught a thief on-camera stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from his store, while the thief's three accomplices kept the storeget more >>
Surveillance video catches a suspected thief stealing more than $2,000 worth of diamond jewelry from a Lansing pawn shopget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - East Lansing Police are looking for a man they believe sexually assaulted two Michigan State University students. The most recent incident happened around 8:30p.m. Thursdayget more >>
The most recent incident happened around 8:30p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Abbott Pointe Apartmentsget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Three East Lansing High School teens accused of scratching swastikas into two other students' lockers could face criminal charges, but not for the content of controversialget more >>
East Lansing Police say one of the victims was a Jewish girl who took offense to the symbol on her lockerget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Several former employees of a Lansing-based production company say for months, the business often skipped payday, and sometimes didn't pay at all. Five former employees of Lifeget more >>
Former employees of a Lansing-based production company say the business often skipped payday, and sometimes didn't pay at all.get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan is asking for the public's help in one incident and locating two men wanted for felonies. On Thursday, March 7 around 11:30p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 blockget more >>
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slaying of a 63-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports Steven Stormget more >>
Judge Timothy Pickard called Storm a "psychopath" during the hearing, saying he'll work to ensure Storm never is released from prisonget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Police have corrected the name of the man killed from a hit and run incident Monday night. Officers say James Thelen, 69, was hit outside of Sparrow Hospital in downtown Lansingget more >>
Officers are looking for a blue Chevy Cruze with possible front end damage seen leaving the crime sceneget more >>
Three East Lansing high school teens could face criminal charges for scratching swastikas into two other student's lockers. East Lansing police say one of the victims was Jewish. The president of theget more >>
Three East Lansing high school teens could face criminal charges for scratching swastikas into two other student's lockers.
East Lansing police say one of the victims was Jewish.get more >>
A 5 month search for a Jackson County Felon has ended. In May, 53-year-old Ricky Wheeldon was accused of profiting from the acquisition of large amounts of stolen property, which police say he paid forget more >>
State Police Troopers from Jackson pulled over a vehicle just after midnight Wednesday morning with Wheeldon insideget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former high school football coach in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for computer-related crimes that stretched to East Lansing. Joseph Ostrowski admittedget more >>
Federal prosecutors in Michigan say the investigation began in 2011 with campus policeget more >>
Wednesday is the first Count Day of the school year for public schools across the State of Michigan.
Attendance in class will determine 90 percent of per student funding for the next school year. Many schools across the state are holding special events to make sure students come to class.
The winter Count Day happens in February and that makes up the remaining 10 percent of per student funding.
As with many struggling Michigan districts, Northwest School saw a small decline in enrollment compared to last year, but district officials say they are okay with the numbers since they're not as low as originally thought.
Several years ago, Northwest Community Schools hired a firm to predict future enrollment. The number provided for this year was 2818. The actual count number collected today was about 20 more than that.
"I think we're ahead of the race," said Superintendent Geoff Bontrager. "I feel like in general, there's a lot of positive things going on. But, it's a struggle, as it is with most school districts right now."
The superintendent says having fewer kids at school in general has taken a toll, especially combined with the fact that over the past decade, the district has had problems passing construction bonds. School leaders are hopeful that a bit of this good news will encourage the community to come out to a series of meetings dedicated to giving the public a chance throw out some of their ideas on what should be done with the district's aging buildings.
"We truly need to hear what they feel the need is, and what they would support if we move forward in pursuing a bond the first of the year," said Bontrager.
The first public meeting is Thursday night at Kidder Middle School at 7 p.m. or there is an online poll available.
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