Public Safety and Crime

Council to Decide Controversial Reconfiguration of Harrison Road

Monday, March 12, 2018

East Lansing's Transportation Commission supports converting another portion of Harrison Road from four lanes to three in order to add bike lanes. But Council, anticipating controversy, is going to decide the matter. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

City Has Spent $200K Fighting Workers’ Contamination Lawsuit

Thursday, March 1, 2018

ELi finds that East Lansing has now spent $200,000 fighting a lawsuit brought by City workers alleging that they “were intentionally and unnecessarily exposed to mercury and asbestos” at the wastewater treatment plant. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

EL School Board Formal Resolution: No Guns in Schools

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Members of the East Lansing Schools Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution opposing all guns in all schools “other than those carried by trained law enforcement.” Karessa Wheeler has the story.

Water, Water Everywhere, and City Offers Help with Clean-Up

Friday, February 23, 2018

The City is offering help to residents dealing with flooded homes. On campus, the scene of the Red Cedar River's flood is dramatic. Today, we bring you more information from the City and photos from the ELi team.

Flood Warnings Issued as Rains Turn Heavy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings, ELPD is warning motorists and pedestrians, and MSU is ready to mount flood barriers to protect low-lying buildings. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Why Aren’t We Covering the Nassar Story?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Nassar story has brought the BBC to town. So why are we busy reporting on City Council, School Board, trails repairs, and downtown development?

City’s Crews Deal with Water Main Breaks

Monday, January 8, 2018

Water flooding the road suddenly? That's a sign of a water main break. East Lansing's engineer-administrator Ron Lacasse explains what happened with one in Glencairn last night, and explains how to report a suspected break.

Council Votes to Postpone Decision on Marijuana Provisioning Centers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Based on the number of issues and questions arising during last night's public hearing, City Council decided to defer action on Ordinance 1416, which regulates the location of medical marijuana provisioning centers, until their January 9th meeting. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.