Public Safety and Crime

Council May Change Rules on Fire Pits

Friday, May 18, 2018

City Council is considering an ordinance change to allow outdoor fires in a few more housing locations, so long as residents first obtain a permit. ELi’s Andrew Graham reports.

 

Police, Fire, Ambulance Services Facing More Cuts

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Staffing cuts have left the City’s emergency response levels well below national standards. As more cuts are coming, East Lansing's Fire and Police Chiefs are working to figure out the least worst choices. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Shooting Suspect Charged: Assault with Intent to Murder

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A suspect in Saturday morning's shooting downtown has been charged with assault with intent to murder. According to ELPD Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez, bail for Jarvis Lamar Mack has been set at a half-million dollars.

Opinions Differ as Council Discusses Medical Marijuana Sales in EL

Friday, April 20, 2018

At Tuesday's work session, a majority of City Council were cautious, but willing to work medical marijuana provisioning centers into the city's retail landscape. One councilmember believes the risks outweigh the benefits for East Lansing. Ann Nichols reports.

Harrison Road to See More Design Changes

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Harrison Road will be reconfigured between Grand River and Michigan Avenues, with lane reductions and added bike lanes to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

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.

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