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 >>
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 >>
Accused of being drunk, rolling onto month-old babyget more >>
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 >>
Imagine living next to a fire station. You might feel pretty secure if something were to happen to you or your home. But what if, when your house caught fire, the firefighters next door didn't respondget more >>
Manager says residents rejected millage that would keep firefighters closerget more >>
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 >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - The Senate passed a bill Monday that, if also passed in the House, would keep government agencies running through September 30. Among other issues, the bill sets aside $50 million to keep air traffic control towers up and running, like the one at Jackson County Airport.
Christopher Monk runs inflight training for students in JCC's flight training program. He said experienced pilots make the mistake of wrong directions--west is where north normally is on a compass. Add in limited visibility due to weather, and the tower acts as a last resort for them.
Jackson County airport's air traffic control tower, contracted through the FAA, is scheduled to close September 30.
"It's taking a level of safety away and it's because of a funding fight in Washington," said Monk.
More than three quarters of the nation's contract towers, about 200, are slated to close this year. Kent Maurer, manager at Jackson County Airport, said that means the skies around airports will be run like 4-way stop signs.
"We know how those work at busy intersections because not everyone complies with the suggested protocol," Maurer adds.
In a report published in November 2012 by the Office of the Inspector General, contract towers were found to have fewer safety incidents and cost over $1 million less to run than FAA towers. Â@
The House still needs to pass the bill and President Obama has to sign it.
The American Association of Airport Executives says not only is safety a concern, but more than 1,500 air traffic controllers, five from jackson, will be out of work.
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