Mike Ellis, Lansing StateJournal

Mike Ellis

Lansing StateJournal

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Recent articles by Mike:

Police: Vehicle stolen Friday in Lansing had dog inside

The victim was in a store in the Logan Square Plaza with the vehicle unlocked and running for the dog's comfort. → Read More

Ingham County's COVID-era health leader stepping down

Linda Vail, who led Ingham County's COVID response, is stepping down and the county's medical director is stepping up → Read More

East Lansing man accused of raping woman lured from Italy as au pair

Arisknight Winfree is accused of using an au pair service to lure a woman from Italy and creating sexual pornography with minor children. → Read More

Pawar sworn in as new Ingham County commissioner

Simar Pawar, of Meridian Township, had been a member of the county's Parks and Recreation Commission whose term expired at the beginning of the year. → Read More

How grocery prices are affecting the Greater Lansing Food Bank's goal of 10 million meals in 2023

Grocery bills are getting higher for everyone and it's no different for the Greater Lansing Food Bank, which serves close to 10 million meals a year. → Read More

Firefighters extinguish latest fire at former Walter French school in Lansing

No one was injured and the fire was quickly contained to the gym, where furniture had been stacked during a renovation, officials said. → Read More

Charlotte store sells unclaimed $25,000-a-year Lucky for Life lottery ticket

The winner has a year to claim his prize. → Read More

MSU settles suit over canceled swimming, diving programs, agrees to Title IX review

The settlement requires MSU to designate an independent gender equity review director. → Read More

Lansing native Taylor Dudley expected back in Michigan soon after being deported from Russia

Taylor Dudley's detention in Russia was kept quiet during negotiations to free him. Russian officials deported him and he was released Thursday. → Read More

For the first time since 2018, Lansing had fewer homicides than the previous year

After years of escalating homicide, largely from gun violence, Lansing saw a dramatic drop in the number of killings even as the homicide rate remained high. → Read More

Officials: Deaths of 8 people in mid-Michigan linked to snow and cold

Health officials say people should avoid overexertion in cold, keep CO-producing equipment well-ventilated → Read More

Two Lansing officers treated after encountering white powder

Officers were treated and released following Sunday morning encounter → Read More

Michigan State trustee: No 'viable path' to swimming and diving return

Advocates say door is not closed and negotiations, fueled by their donor outreach, could still resurrect program → Read More

Lock down the no-landfill pledge, Locke Township residents urge

Some residents said a solar farm is also not appropriate for the farmland in Locke Township → Read More

Lansing Bishop David Maxwell remembered for love of community, advocacy

Bishop David Maxwell, 66, pastor of Eliezer Temple Church in Lansing, died Thursday. → Read More

Where do people go when they fly out of Lansing?

One state has three of the top four destinations for passengers flying from Capital Region International Airport. → Read More

Supreme Court declines to jump into Lansing Township annexation case

City of Lansing has until Dec. 23 to file arguments in annexation effort that was kept off the ballot by judges who found it didn't follow state law → Read More

Survey: Tipping changes, set for February, could upend life for servers

The change could mean the loss of more restaurants said John Selleck, a spokesman for Save Michigan Restaurants. → Read More

Two Michigan State Police troopers injured in M-66 crash

Two Michigan State Police troopers were injured when their patrol vehicle was hit from behind early Friday morning on M-66 in Montcalm County. → Read More

12 Days of Christmas shopping in Lansing

From twelve QD donuts to anything but a partridge at Preuss Pets, here's a local gift guide that won't bore you. → Read More