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 >>
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A woman who once appeared on the Dr. Phil show for having an overweight child was back in court on Thursday. Amanda Redman faces charges for rolling on top her 27-day-old daughter and suffocating theget more >>
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A Lansing woman will not face charges after stabbing and killing a man last year. Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings says the 52-year-old woman was defending herself when she killed Anthony Woodruffget more >>
Says drunk 6 foot 4 man assaulted 5 foot tall woman in her own apartmentget 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 >>
The last time they installed new carpeting in the Michigan House and Senate, John Engler was governor. Years later, under Governor Jennifer Granholm, there was talk of replacing the carpet, but it wasget more >>
Carpet, held together with tape, is more than 20 years old.get more >>
This May 22, 2013 picture shows Jory Green, one of the three men who helped rescue a woman by breaking windows out of a pickup truck that slammed into a home on Jolly near Cedar.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A woman who police say lost control of her pickup truck Wednesday and slammed into a home on Jolly Road near Cedar in south Lansing has several people to thank, including threeget more >>
Three passersby broke out windows to help rescue the victim pinned insideget more >>
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has vetoed the entire budget. The Lansing City Council passed the budget on Monday after making several substantial changes to the mayor's budget. The biggest change was howget more >>
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A supreme court ruling may pave the way for changing Michigan law for medical marijuana card holders, caught driving under the influence.get more >>
A supreme court ruling may pave the way for changing Michigan law for medical marijuana card holders, caught driving under the influence. Tuesday the state's highest court ruled that police must proveget more >>
Mayor Bernero decided to veto city council's entire budget for the 2014 fiscal year, a move that upset some council members.get more >>
Lansing's Mayor Virg Bernero said he had his veto pen ready Monday night and Thursday he used it in a big way. Mayor Bernero decided to veto city council's entire budget for the 2014 fiscal year, a moveget more >>
One local high school teacher is using her love of science to impact more than just her students. In fact, her peers in Michigan and across the country have made quite the "conclusion" about her inspiring methods.
Inside Heather Peterson's Holt biology classroom, you'll find all the familiar fixtures: the charts, the diagrams, the creatures, the equipment, except for one.
"We don't use a textbook, we don't go chapter by chapter. We use case studies and units and do hands-on activities. They are up everyday," said Peterson.
Up and into it. From experiments on reflexes to creative question and answer sessions, these students get excited about science. And they say it's all because their teacher is the best.
Peterson was awarded the top Michigan educator in her field. Recently, the 21-year teaching veteran and MSU alum was named outstanding biology teacher of the year for the state and one of the best in the nation. She says the subject has always been a favorite and likes the human systems.
"I go back to my days in Portland High School, I had some great science teachers. I loved biology, just couldn't wait," said Peterson.
The fact nearly all of her students feel the same way too now, is a fitting conclusion to that initial hypothesis.
"That's the heart and soul of why I went into teaching, when you can have those conversations and they're really interested in how everything works, tt's wonderful, it's an amazing feeling," said Peterson.
Peterson chairs the science department for Holt Schools also is teaching human anatomy and physiology. She also serves as an MSU mentor for biology majors.
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