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EL Police and Fire Officers Congratulated on Promotions

Monday, October 22, 2018

This past week, East Lansing leaders congratulated Chad Connelly for promotion to Police Captain, Mark Koonter to Fire Captain, and Pat Greathouse to Fire Lieutenant. ELPD Chief Larry Sparkes and ELFD Chief Randy Talifarro presented the newly-promoted officers at City Council.

Why Won't ELPD Release Name of Homicide Suspect?

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some ELi readers have expressed outrage that ELPD isn't releasing the name of a suspect in the recent murder of an MSU student. ELi's Ann Nichols talked with Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez to find out the reason for the decision.

Stolen Sheep Returned to Woven Art

Friday, October 19, 2018

Two weeks after being stolen from her usual spot in front of Woven Art Yarn Shop, Frida the sheep was returned by an MSU student. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports on the community's support for the small shop, and the steps the owner may take to protect the familiar downtown mascot.

City Will Now Pay for Water Connection Replacements

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The City of East Lansing will now pay to replace private property owners’ lead and galvanized pipes that connect to the City’s water system. But it needs property owners to assist in figuring out which pipes need replacement. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

As Lime Moves In, Scooter Regulation Debated

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger reports.

East Lansing Drinking Water Passes Key Safety Test

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Recent testing for a type of chemical believed to be dangerous showed no detectable levels in the drinking water provided to East Lansing and Meridian Township. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

MSU Impounds at Least 70 Bird Scooters

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Last week ELi was tipped off by a reader that there were 30 Bird scooters located next to the MSU Police Department. That number grew, but as of this morning all the impounded scooters appear to be gone. ELi's Jessy Gregg has the story.

Police Chief Corrects Info about EL Home Invasions

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Last night, East Lansing Police Chief told the Council of Neighborhood Presidents some of what residents need to know about crime in East Lansing. He also took neighborhood leaders' questions and special requests. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.


Fire Prevention Code Not Being Followed in East Lansing

Wednesday, September 19, 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.

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