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 >>
A state-wide super school district could happen as soon as next school year if the "Education Achievement Authority Expansion Bill" passes.
It would consist of the state's 5 percent lowest-performing schools. They would then be placed in a program called the Education Achievement Authority and submit to a "turnaround" plan, showing the state how it plans to improve or else the state takes over the school building.
The program is already in place for 15 Detroit schools.
The down side for consumers: tax dollars could end up funding a school hundreds of miles away.
Critics of the bill say that's too much government control.
"Now we have this paternalistic approach, that big brother in Lansing is gonna control public education throughout the state of Michigan. It's certainly not something I feel I can support," said Representative Mark Meadows.
But the bill's sponsor says this is the solution to under-performing schools.
"When the school board fails, time and time and time again, to do what they have to do to keep these kids educated, that's my constitutional obligation to step in and make sure these kids get a quality education," said Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons.
Because the legislature is in a lame duck session, the EAA bill is on the fast track to becoming law. This has caused Okemos Schools Superintendent Catherine Ash to send an email to her district's parents urging them to contact their legislators.
"My worry was that these bills were being pushed through quickly in the lame duck session, and people weren't informed of what was being discussed," said Ash.
Lawmakers on both sides say this bill will most likely become state law.
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