Public Safety and Crime

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.

Fire Chief Introduces New Hires, Two Made Possible by Income Tax

Thursday, December 27, 2018

East Lansing's Fire Chief Randy Talifarro introduced three new Firefighter Paramedics and one highly-trained Lieutenant to the City Council and briefly spoke about finances and diversity in terms of the new hires. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

What’s Next with the Scooters?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

City leaders assumed Bird and Lime scooters would be removed with the onset of winter weather, but they're still here. Find out what's happening with scooters on both sides of Grand River, and what (might be) next from ELi's Jessy Gregg.

Michigan House Passes Bill to Allow Local Court Consolidation

Sunday, December 9, 2018

As the lame duck state legislature moves on court consolidation for Ingham County, including East Lansing's 54B District Court, controversy persists. What's happening, and what are the goals and the points of disagreement? ELi's Chris Root reports.

Do These City Workers Have a Pipe Dream?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

City workers need homeowners' help for a major local public health project, one now required by the State. Do you own a house in East Lansing? ELi's Jessy Gregg explains what you should do and know.

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