Public Safety and Crime

Fire Prevention Code Not Being Followed in East Lansing

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Further investigation by ELi finds the City Manager has misrepresented the City’s code on fire safety, and the Fire Marshal isn't following the City's code. Now the City is demanding $1200 before it will release any fire review documentation on Center City.

FEMA Gives East Lansing Funding for Firefighting Equipment

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FEMA has awarded $220K to ELFD for the purchase of firefighting breathing apparatus. The news was announced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, who represent Michigan. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Fire Marshal Review Missing on Center City Project

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ELFD tells ELi there has been no Fire Marshal review of plans for the 12-story building now under construction on Grand River Avenue. It appears plans for the rest of the $132 million Center City District redevelopment project have also never undergone Fire Marshal review.

Street Parking May Change In Large Swaths of East Lansing

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The City of East Lansing may significantly alter parking rules, particularly in campus-adjacent neighborhoods. Safe passage of emergency vehicles is the number-one concern, but the plan may not make everyone happy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

ELPD Responds to Shots Fired in Grove Street Garage

Monday, August 20, 2018

The ELPD is investigating shots fired in the Grove Street ramp over the weekend. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports on the state of that investigation, and on what ELPD is doing to address downtown safety in general.

Construction Zones Creating Hazards for Bikes and Peds

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Construction zones are driving some pedestrians and bicyclists into unsafe territory. On assignment for ELi, Andrew Barsom talked to the City's Wendy Wilmers-Longpre to learn what's being done to try to keep people safe, and to ascertain what you can do to help.

Touch a Truck on Tuesday Evening

Friday, August 3, 2018

Love big trucks? Come check out a bunch of them at the East Lansing Public Library on Tuesday evening! ELi's Andrew Graham tells you more.

City Threatens Arrest Over Approved Driveway

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The City is threatening to arrest a property owner over construction of a driveway for which he had a permit, had an inspector's go-ahead, and had the support of a majority of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Why?

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