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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We'll update this story as events warrant. Please check back throughout the day.
3:30pm: Two arrests, no injuries. That's all that's happened so far at the Capitol protests, according to the Michigan State Police. They also say the crowd appears to be thinning...a little.
2:30pm: Emerald Morrow reports that police are making arrests outside the Romney building. There seems to be quite a crowd there.
2:00pm: Many of the protesters seem to be shifting over to the Romney building (No. Not that Romney. It's named after his dad, the former governor of Michigan.) That's where the governor has his offices. Our attention is shifting there, too - as the governor's signature is the next step in the process. Just got off the phone with the governor's office. They don't have a day and time for the signing yet.
1:35pm: House passes 2nd "Right To Work" bill. Now moves to the Governor for his signature.
1:16pm: The House is back in session and debating Senate Bill 116, which applies "Right To Work" to private companies. Representative Mark Meadows (D-East Lansing) has the floor.
12:39pm: The House has taken a break after the first vote. State Representative Dave Agema says he's "enjoying" the protests: http://bit.ly/W3bxeB
12:04pm: The House passes HB 4003 - which is a "Right To Work" for public employees - by a vote of 58-51. Chants from the gallery follow.
12:00pm: We have video of police getting into a scuffle with two protesters. We'll play it on 6 News at Noon and have it online soon. Also, the Speaker of the House is addressing the chamber, which could indicate that a vote is coming up very soon.
11:45am: CHAOS AT THE CAPITOL - Protesters have torn down a tent being used by Right To Work supporters. Police have swarmed the area. No word on arrests or injuries - but we have a crew there and we're working the story: http://bit.ly/SOsSaF
10:41am: House Democrats are upset about a $1 million appropriation (money set aside for the bill). The appropriation prevents the public from doing a referendum on the bill since there's money attached to it. One speaker says if Governor Snyder wants this bill so badly, "let him pick up the check."
10:40am: Deanna Falzone reports that the Capitol is back open.
10:35am: Michigan House of Representatives voting on amendments to House Bill 4003 (relates to public unions). If any of them pass, it may have to go back to the Senate. A vote on the whole bill (if and as amended) should be coming up after going through all the proposed amendments.
10:26am: Brittany Gray spoke with the Michigan Department of Education - Addison Community Schools, Fitzgerald Public Schools, Taylor School District & Warren Consolidated Schools are closed today, but the districts did not say if this was a result of the protests.
10:25am: Michigan State Police say crowds inside and outside number more than 10,000.
We've got a bunch of reporters on this: Tim Skubick covering the Legislature, Emerald Morrow and Annie Chang inside the Capitol, Deanna Falzone and Chivon Kloepfer outside the Capitol, and Maria Hechanova keeping tabs on the police.
9:55am - The Capitol is at capacity and is closed temporarily. Police say they'll let people in when other people start morning out.
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