Public Safety and Crime

East Lansing Fireworks Rules Changed in Response to State

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Fireworks can now legally be set off for a longer stretch around the July 4 holiday, due to a new rule from the State. State law has also raised the fine for illegal discharge from $500 to $1,000. East Lansing City Council Members aren't happy about State control of this issue.

Ask ELi: Walking Dogs Without Leashes?

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Is it legal in East Lansing to walk a dog with just a "shock collar" on? ELi's Casandra Eriksen looks into the question and brings some thoughts on off-leash dogs from a member of City Council who has been concerned about the issue.

City Fires Health and Safety Whistleblower

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The City of East Lansing has fired the wastewater treatment plant worker who blew the whistle on a major mercury spill and asbestos dangers at the plant. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Update: Chronic Wasting Disease in Area Deer Population

Monday, February 4, 2019

No deer in the City of East Lansing have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, but the presence of affected deer in surrounding communities means it's still wise to take some precautions. ELi's Paige Filice explains.

One More Day of Extraordinary Measures

Thursday, January 31, 2019

With temperatures set to remain bitterly cold for one more day, extraordinary measures are being extended in East Lansing. ELi brings you info on warming shelters, trash pick-up, closures, and more.

Did They Ever Arrest That Guy Over the Driveway?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

ELi readers have been asking, “Did the City of East Lansing ever arrest that guy over that driveway? Or did they offer him more money?” We bring you an update.

Parking Rules on Your Street May Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Responding to citizen concerns about whether emergency vehicles can get through heavily-parked, relatively narrow streets, the City of East Lansing is gearing up to change on-street parking rules. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Extraordinary Measures Taken in Face of Extraordinary Temps - UPDATED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MSU has cancelled classes for Wednesday, ELPS is closed, and the City's offices and 54B District Court will also be closed. DPW is changing trash/recycling pick-up schedules. The sidewalk-clearance rules are suspended. The library will open as a warming shelter.

Is ELFD Prepared for Tall Buildings? And Who Will Pay?

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Is East Lansing's Fire Department ready for all these tall buildings? And who will pay for the cost of public services for these structures? ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger answer our readers' questions.

Warming Centers Opening in Response to Frigid Temps

Monday, January 28, 2019

East Lansing is facing the coldest temperatures in years. The City is gearing up in response to the snow and cold, including by opening warming shelters. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports.

Clock Starts Ticking for Considering Controversial Court Consolidation

Monday, December 31, 2018

Outgoing Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill that starts the clock ticking on negotiations over a locally-controversial court consolidation. Separated jury pools? Cost savings, really? Courts moved?  We have a special report from ELi's Chris Root.

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