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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
UPDATE (Sunday, Mach 10, 2013): A complaint filed claims the East Lansing Public Schools' decision to close Red Cedar Elementary School discriminates against the minority students who go there.
Teresa Goforth is the parent of a Red Cedar Elementary School student and a member of the school's parent association. She hopes the racial discrimination investigation will ultimately make East Lansing school officials re-think their November 2012 decision to close the school in 2014.
"We believe it was a political decision and not necessarily one that's about finances or necessarily about what's best for the children in our district," said Goforth.
This isn't the first time the district has been under fire. Last year, a similar complaint was filed, but dropped.
Superintendent David Chapin tells 6 News he wishes the investigation would've continued so the district wouldn't have to revisit it again. "We would never, do anything to based on race or international student population," said Dr. Chapin.
He adds the idea to re-purpose the school into a pre-k and administrative office building has nothing to do with race. He says its about running the district more efficiently.
"Red cedar has been front and center in this conversation. There's no question about it," said Dr. Chapin. "Simply because of the numbers of students who are in that area and a changing landscape of housing opportunities in that area."
Dr. Chapin says his office received a letter informing the district of the allegations and investigation from the U.S. Department of Education on Friday. He has yet to review the information with his staff.
"I'm very concerned that there is an attempt to manipulate the Office of Civil Rights," he said.
A board meeting is scheduled Monday, but the Red Cedar issue is not on the agenda. Instead, district officials say they will focus on a vote to reconfigure MacDonald Middle School.
Dr. Chapin expects to revisit the Red Cedar issue at a later date.
ORIGINGAL STORY (Saturday, March 9, 2013):
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Department of Education last week launched an investigation into claims that the East Lansing School District's November 2012 decision to close Red Cedar Elementary in 2014 discriminates against students of color.
Supporters of Red Cedar say it is one of the most diverse schools in the district, and that closing the school would have a negative impact on those students and their educational experience.
The Office of Civil Rights says it will investigate whether or not the district treated students differently based on race.
However, the letter states that an investigation does not necessarily imply that the OCR believes the allegations have merit. It simply means it will look further into the accusations at hand.
This is not the first time the East Lansing District has been investigated by the Department of Education for this issue; a complaint was filed last year and withdrawn after the district said it would reconsider its decision to close the school.
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