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 >>
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 >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A local student got a big surprise in the form of a free private high school education. Rachel Smith, a student at Lansing Charter Academy, received a check Friday for more thanget more >>
Rachel Smith, a student at Lansing Charter Academy, received a check Friday after winning a national essay contestget 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The confederate flag brings out all kinds of emotions and one student in DeWiitt was suspended from school for flying it on his truck after he was told to take it down. But as our Nick Perreault explains,get more >>
One student in DeWiitt was suspended from school for flying it on his truck after he was told to take it downget more >>
This summer, we heard about how the drought would devastate crop harvests this fall, but surprisingly, farmers are seeing better yields of corn and soybean than expected.
Jake Wamhoff remembers worrying about how his crops would fare during the summer drought.
"It was very depressing. In fact, I just did not even want to go out and look at the fields 'cause I knew the corn was all rolled up from the previous day and the next day was gonna be 100 degrees, and still no rain," said Wamhoff.
But it turns out, farmers are pleasantly surprised by some crop yields this fall. Many corn and soybean crops are doing better than farmers predicted.
"The yield's not being as bad, farmers are pretty happy. If we get mother nature to cooperate with us and not rain every other day, hopefully we can get this harvest done in the next three or four weeks," said Ken Brown, the owner of Mason Elevator.
Wamhoff says thanks to plant breeding, crops are more resilient than they've ever been. Kirk Thelen, professor of crop sciences at Michigan State, confirms farmers can expect to see more water-efficient corn hybrids for years to come.
"There's been a pretty steady genetic advancement that we can measure in terms of better yields across the country. So they can probably expect that to continue for the foreseeable future," said Thelen.
Corn and soybean harvests should be ending around mid-November. The yields are still down about twenty percent from last year, but farmers say that's still better than they originally expected out of this harvest.
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