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 >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - A new report says more than a
half-million Michigan children lived in poverty in 2011. Poverty is
defined as making less than $18,000 a year. Jackson County ranks 58th out of 82 counties. Child poverty
jumped 54 percent, the need for food assistance went up 46 percent and
abuse and neglect rose 6 percent.
According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, the group that publishes the 'Kids Count Report,' when parents earn more, kids fare better.
"They're doing what they have to do to make ends meet, but the kids... the kids are the ones getting the neglect. Not on purpose, but the kids are the ones getting the neglect," said Judy Mills, a parent volunteer a Lincoln School in Jackson.
Single with three kids, Eva Halliwell can't work. She gets some cash assistance.
"It's stressful. Sometimes you want to cry yourself to sleep. Sometimes you want to pull your hair out and sometimes you just got to sit back and roll with the punches...," said Halliwell, the parent of a student at Lincoln Schools.
Little things, she says: gas money, bus fare, add up quickly. And getting a job isn't always a way out. 40 hours a week at minimum wage is still below poverty.
The Michigan League for Public Policy says expanding early childhood education will help alleviate the problems for children in poverty.
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