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 >>
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 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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
At least two people are under arrest after police busted a meth lab in Charlotte on Thursday night. It happened along the 500 block of Amity around 10:30 p.m. Armed with a search warrant, Eaton Countyget more >>
One of two busts in Eaton County, three in mid-Michigan overnightget more >>
Michigan's local governments would have the option to put cameras at intersections to spot drivers running red lights under proposed legislation in the state House. A measure recently introduced by Republicanget 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 >>
Local educators say public education is under attack.
They say a package of bills moving through the legislature could bring destructive change to school districts
A letter from Waverly Schools calls it "devastating," a letter from Lansing says it "will make public education nearly unrecognizable" and then there's the voicemail from Grand Ledge Public Schools.
Grand Ledge voice message to parents: "Public education is under attack by the Michigan legislature."
The so-called attack is a proposal to expand the reaches of the Education Achievement Authority, or EAA, into schools that perform in the lowest 5%.
It's something the house education chair says makes sense.
Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Alto: "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."
But Grand Ledge superintendent Dr. Brain Metcalf says the proposals would do the opposite.
Metcalf: "There's too many unanswered questions, its just too much too quickly, its not well thought out."
And Waverly's letter points out that the EAA's power could be expanded beyond low performing schools, allowing them to open up new schools.
Metcalf: "It doesn't have to be the bottom five percent- he can decide that he's going to take any building."
Something Metcalf argues would pull some students away from public schools and refuse others, all the while eroding funding for public schools.
Metcalf: "They would open up a new charter school, they would not have to take all students. Where will our special ed students be educated? Where will our advanced placement students be educated?"
For now the battle continues.
While some lawmakers say the move is what's best for students, many educators say it's nothing more than an attack.
Some lawmakers say they're confident the bills will pass in this "lame duck" session.
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