DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings and city officials have announced a $650 million plan for a new arena for the NHL team in the city's downtown entertainment and sports district. The project was announcedget more >>
Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has long said that he wants a replacement for the 32-year-old Joe Louis Arenaget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- A fire broke out early Wednesday morning on the 300 block of Francis Avenue in Lansing. That is near U.S. 127 between Saginaw Street and Michigan Avenue. The fire started shortlyget more >>
After a fire broke out in Lansing, residents were evacuated and a part of Francis Avenue was blocked off.get more >>
Crime Stoppers of Mid-Michigan are asking for the public's help in identifying two separate cases. On Monday night and Tuesday morning, police responded to two robberies in the 1900 block of E. Kalamazoo.get more >>
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 517-483-STOPget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - One person is injured and another is in custody after an assault Monday. Officials were called to the 1300 block of Knollwood around 5:30a.m., but the incident has continued intoget more >>
Lansing police say a woman in her early 20s was assaulted at a home in the 1300 block of Knollwood on Monday.get more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- Hundreds of people are expected to rally at the state capitol Wednesday all in the name of education. K-12 students, parents, educators and legislators plan to be there as wellget more >>
Hundreds of people came to the state capitol Wednesday all in the name of education.get more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Here's some ugly news: a new study done by Michigan State University shows that getting picked on and bullied doesn't just end in high school. The study showed that peopleget more >>
The study showed that people who are considered unattractive are more likely to be bullied at workget more >>
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The man killed over the weekend at a strip club has been identified as Christopher Michael Goins, 21, of Lansing. Goins was found at Centerfolds Strip Club with a gunshot woundget more >>
Officials say they have a few leads, but no one in custodyget more >>
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WLNS) - The family practice doctor out of Charlotte charged with sexual misconduct is expected to take the stand for his own trial. Several alleged victims and expert witnesses for bothget more >>
Hallak is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual conductget more >>
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS)- A Jackson man is in the hospital after being stabbed multiple times Tuesday night. It happened just after 8 P.M. on the 300 block of Wilkins Street in Jackson. Where officialsget more >>
A 31-year-old female is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 50-year-old man multiple timesget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is proposing to charge juniors and seniors more than other undergraduate students. Trustees on Friday will consider raising tuition by 3.6 percentget more >>
Michigan State University is proposing to charge juniors and seniors more than other undergraduate studentsget more >>
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - It's spring break season, which means a lot of local tanning salons are seeing a booming business. But salons may not be able to serve minors for much longer.
"Like most people my age, I thought it would never happen to me until it did," remembered Anne Goulet.
When Anne was 19, she was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, rare for her age. Doctors told her the cause: the tanning booth.
"I knew the risk of going tanning, but I never knew anyone who ever was affected by melanoma," said Goulet.
Now 22-years-old, Goulet is sharing her story in hopes that others at least learn the risks of tanning.
State Rep. Jim Townsend is taking Goulet's battle to the legislature. He's introduced a bill that would ban minors from tanning salons.
"What we're trying to do is change people's behavior. Using tanning beds is a very dangerous thing to do," said Townsend.
"It makes me angry, being a business owner in the tanning industry," said Jason Hadley, owner of J2 Tanning in East Lansing. He said a law is unnecessary and that moderation the tanning booth is safe.
"Creating a base tan by tanning in a salon and doing it without burning, that's the safe way to do it," said Hadley, whose customer base is 20 percent minors. "I feel like until they understand why tanning beds are so dangerous, they're not going to stop."
Luckily, doctors caught Goulet's melanoma early. Now she's on a crusade to spread awareness and prevent others from a potentially worse fate.
Right now the current law allows minors to tan at salons, but they need a signature from a parent.
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