Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Police crack down on campus traffic violations

Crossing the street on campus may be getting a little safer.In response to concerns of students and other MSU community members about crosswalk and bicycle traffic safety, the MSU police department has stepped up enforcement on campus.“If the community is saying they’re concerned for their safety and that we need more enforcement at the crosswalks and intersections, we’re going to do that,” said MSU police Sgt.

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U hosts environmental conference

The Society of Environmental Journalists hold their 10th annual conference in East Lansing this weekend, offering speakers and live tours of environmental landscapes and centers around the state. The conference, hosted by MSU, begins today at 7 a.m.

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Healing center will relocate to new facility

LANSING - Because the needs of children grieving the loss of a parent or sibling are not often met as well they could be, officials at Ele’s Place are happy to be expanding to their own facility. The organization plans to move onto Sparrow Hospital’s St.

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Children return violent toys to promote safe schools

LANSING - As part of the statewide celebration of Safe Communities-Safe Schools Day, the Lansing Police Department and the Michigan Education Association collected more than 300 toys during Tuesday’s Violent Toy Buyback. Children were encouraged to bring in their violent toys in exchange for $10 gift certificates to be used toward the purchase of a new nonviolent toy. Items brought in ranged from action figures and violent movies to toy swords, squirt guns and archery sets. “We know we won’t be able to get every violent toy off the shelf, but we want to make people talk about what these toys mean,” said Lansing police Lt.

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Father boosts reward in sons death investigation

It has been 17 days since Brandon D’Annunzio, a 24-year-old Livonia resident, was assaulted outside an East Lansing bar, and seven since he died at Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital. During a press conference at the East Lansing police station Tuesday, Brandon’s father, Dennis D’Annunzio, said the reward in the case has soared from the original $500 to $10,000, including a $500 donation from BW-3, 220 M.A.C.

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Girl escapes attempted abduction

An unidentified man attempted to abduct a 13-year-old East Lansing middle school student Monday.The student had just exited through the north doors of MacDonald Middle School, 1601 Burcham Drive, when she was approached by a white male in his late 20s, police said.

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Candidates push spending to limits

Although it is illegal for political candidates to buy votes from the people, the advertising that candidates buy seems to be helping them win people over all the same.Federal campaign finance records show U.S.

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Proposed bill suggests new keg regulations

Keg parties for college students could be a little different if legislation introduced last week becomes law.A bill requiring kegs to be tagged and more information to be demanded from their purchaser was introduced Thursday by state Rep.

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City council to discuss patrol car computers

The East Lansing City Council will discuss several issues today concerning the transfer of funds to the East Lansing Police Department for vehicle improvements. The council may approve a contract in the amount of about $248,000 to install Mobile Data Computers in 14 patrol cars.

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Lansing receives grant for face-lift

LANSING - Another stride has been made in the race for downtown revitalization in Michigan’s capital.The Michigan State Housing Development Authority gave the city a $250,000 grant Monday morning to help with the goals outlined by the Blue Ribbon Committee on Downtown Revitalization.

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Candidate visits to garner awareness

GRAND RAPIDS - For voters not happy with the leading presidential candidates, Howard Phillips would like you to know the Constitution Party makes a great alternative.Phillips and his fellow party members feel his race for the presidency is not receiving fair coverage.

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Poll: Bush, Gore in statistical tie

Presidential candidates vying for electoral votes might be hitting up Michigan residents with even more campaign commercials during nightly TV viewing.A new poll by The Detroit News shows Republican Texas Gov.

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Road reopens in Old Town

LANSING - After an 18-month hiatus, Grand River Avenue in Old Town is open for business once more. Business owners in the section of Lansing celebrated the end of the construction period on Grand River Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration breakfast at Ramon’s Restaurant and Lounge, 718 E.

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GOP raises ad spending

As many watch the presidential race fall into a bitter battle of verbal accusations, the Republican Party has made the move to increase the battle on national television.The party recently made a decision to bulk up its advertising budget in 17 states, including Michigan, where the GOP feels the need to combat Democratic television ads and get its message to the public.Along with the increased spending, the party is unveiling a new line of commercials designed by the Republican National Committee.

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E.L. board positions to be filled, all can apply

The City of East Lansing is looking for residents to fill positions on a number of advisory boards and commissions.People on boards such as the planning commission, the zoning board of appeals, the housing commission and the commission on the environment have the opportunity to bring their expertise to the East Lansing City Council, Mayor Pro Tem Beth Schwarze said.“What those boards do is advise the city council on the way policy should be shaped,” Schwarze said.

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Police open office in Union

The East Lansing and MSU police departments are entering another partnership to improve relations between police and students.East Lansing police Officer Larry Sparkes and MSU police Officer Andrea Beasinger are setting up an office in the Union to address student concerns.“We need to be able to communicate back and forth between our departments and the students,” Sparkes said.