Every year the East Lansing Police Department conducts an 11-week academy aimed at educating residents about what the department does, including neighborhood watches, criminal investigations, active shooters and more. ELi's Somer Sodeman gives you the perspective of one recent participant, and tells you how you can sign up.
East Lansing's City Council is discussing ways to adjust the City's recreational marijuana laws in light of the state's recent legalization of the substance. One discussion point at the last work session was whether smoking pot in public should be a criminal offense or a civil infraction. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
Troy Williams says the City of East Lansing fired him because they knew he wasn't going to shut up. And with nothing left to lose, he's definitely not shutting up. In a new interview with ELi, Williams describes more of what he's seen, and what he's hoping Governor Whitmer's team will do.
Yesterday, many East Lansing High School students walked out of class to protest gun violence. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports on what motivated students to protest for the second time in two years, and why this year's walkout was different.
Electric scooters will now be limited to 10 m.p.h. on sidewalks under a new law in East Lansing, although the police chief warns that rule is effectively unenforceable. What else did City Council decide about scooter regulation? ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
What finally moved East Lansing's City Manager to ask what might have happened to mercury spilled at the City's wastewater treatment plant, a full year after it was revealed that the spill had been spread around town?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.