Public Safety and Crime

Experience with BWL Trimming Seems to Vary by Crew

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Kit Carlson and Wendell Lynch's experience with BWL wasn't as bad as they'd been fearing. What happened, and what advice do they give other homeowners? And what does BWL say about homeowners who try to refuse tree-trimming?

Riding with ELPD on Game Day

Friday, September 29, 2017

ELi reporters and ELHS students Evan Dempsey and Kepler Domurat-Sousa took what they learned in our Summer Youth Journalism Program and rode with ELPD officers the night of the MSU-Notre Dame game. What did they see?

Ask ELi: Why an Income Tax?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You've got questions about the income tax proposal. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings answers.

ELPD Managing Opioid Crisis with Overdose Devices

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ELPD has begun issuing new Narcan devices to officers to treat opioid overdose emergencies. ELi's Gadir Mohamed spoke with Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez about the new program.

MSU Considers Game-Day and Party Stress on East Lansing

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MSU is considering setting up a MASH-style field hospital to deal with the swamping of local emergency services caused by alcohol abuse during big game weekends. What other actions is the university taking to deal with party stress on East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Gonzalez Named Deputy Police Chief

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Steve Gonzalez has been named Deputy Chief of the East Lansing Police Department by Chief Larry Sparkes. ELi's Alice Dreger spoke with them this morning about the promotion.

Sparkes Sworn-In as Chief of Police

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

City Clerk Marie Wicks swore-in East Lansing's newest Police Chief, Larry Sparkes, while Jim Swarthout pinned on Sparkes’ Chief badge. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

MSU and East Lansing Play Hardball on Income Tax

Monday, August 14, 2017

Communications provided to ELi reveal that MSU’s President Simon has been trying to talk East Lansing's Council out of a proposed City-wide income tax, offering millions of dollars to stop the income tax. So far, East Lansing’s Mayor Meadows has told Simon "no deal."