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Slotkin, Barrett face-off in first TV debate

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – In one of the most expensive congressional races in the country, Democrat Ellisa Slotkin met her GOP opponent Tom Barrett in their first TV meeting. Up until now, the two contenders for the mid-Michigan congressional seat have faced off only in their tv advertising. On Sunday, Barret and Slotkin met in […]
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New poll finds most teens, kids self-conscious about image

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WLNS) – A new poll from the University of Michigan finds that nearly two-thirds of parents say their child is self-conscious about some aspect of their appearance. That includes acne, weight, hair and facial features. Nearly a third of parents say their kids have been treated unkindly by others due to their […]
ANN ARBOR, MI

Fired superintendent wins lawsuit after George Floyd comments

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WLNS) – The former Superintendent of Grand Ledge Public Schools was awarded nearly one million dollars after suing the district. He was fired after he posted controversial comments about the death of George Floyd. Brian Metcalf says he’s very remorseful for his comments. In 2020 he posted on Facebook saying “If Floyd […]
GRAND LEDGE, MI

ELPD increases security surrounding home games

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Last weekend, East Lansing police told 6 News they planned to take new security measures to crack down on weekend violence during MSU’s Big 10 opener. Popular postgame restaurants say they have seen a significant increase in police presence. After several incidents of violence over the last few weeks and […]
EAST LANSING, MI

Fed rate hikes continue to rise

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLNS) – The latest rate move from the Federal Reserve pushes the benchmark short-term lending rate to a range of 3 to 3.25%. A big jump from February when the rate was just 0.25%. And the central bank is not stopping anytime soon. The rate hikes have clear winners and losers. Savers are […]
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Williamston man arrested for torture, domestic violence

WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (WLNS) – A Williamston man is in custody after allegedly committing domestic violence and torturing someone, Williamston Police said in a press release. The man was arrested by the Williamston Police Department and the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team. The charges stem back to a suspicious death in May of 2021. Williamston PD […]
WILLIAMSTON, MI

East Lansing begins water system flushing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The City of East Lansing is doing routine flushing of its water system on Monday. Officials say it’s done to improve and maintain long-term water quality and minimize discoloration. “The flushing process removes sediment and mineral deposits which naturally begin to build up in the mains over time,” the website […]
EAST LANSING, MI

Ionia Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — Got any alarming phone calls from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office recently? The sheriff’s office is asking locals to be wary of any phone calls, especially ones saying that the police have a warrant out for the target’s arrest, and the person must pay their bond or go to jail. […]
IONIA COUNTY, MI

8 taken to hospital after Jackson County crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — Jackson County officials are investigating a crash that occurred around 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Concord Township. Deputies responded to the crash at North Concord and Warner Road after getting reports of a personal injury crash. Officials say a car that was heading west ignored a stop sign and then hit […]
JACKSON COUNTY, MI

Eaton County horse euthanized after testing positive for EEE virus

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Eaton County this year has been detected. According to State Veterinarian Nora Wineland, the case of EEE was found in a two-year-old Paint cross gelding. The gelding started showing neurologic signs of EEE on Sept. 8. The horse was not vaccinated against […]
EATON COUNTY, MI

As early voting begins, Lansing city clerk extends hours

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Early voting begins Thursday, and Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope will be extending operating hours at the South Washington Election Unit for locals to vote. Here’s a look at the updated Lansing hours: Every Wednesday in October the election unit will be open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The Election Unit will […]
LANSING, MI

I-94, Michigan Ave. interchange in Jackson to re-open Tuesday

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Drivers who are frequently in Jackson will be happy to know that a construction hotspot will be reopening to the public on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the I-94/Michigan Avenue interchange in Jackson will reopen at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The work on the interchange is part […]
JACKSON, MI