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Past articles by Curt:

Chelsea Clinton lashes out at GOP 'hate speech' at MSU Union

Michigan State University students were delighted to hear that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a plan to relieve them of at least some of their massive college loan debt. → Read More

Okemos florist surprises police with roses

Al Vogl decided to mark the 10th year of his Okemos florist business by dropping off red roses to people least likely to expect them: the police. → Read More

Delta truck collision closes I-96 for an hour

Two semi-trucks collided Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 96, closing the highway in both directions for about an hour. → Read More

Meridian Township honors police officer for valor

Meridian Township officials honor police Officer Brian Canen, whose quick action halted an attack on an assistant Ingham County prosecutor → Read More

Three vehicles collide with more than a dozen cows in Clinton County

Three motorists struck cows that had wandered into the middle of a road Tuesday morning in rural Clinton County → Read More

Hawk Island loop trail closed for resurfacing

Hawk Island Park's 1.5-mile loop trail will be closed this week while it undergoes a $200,000 resurfacing project. → Read More

Project to close section of Hagadorn Road

Hagadorn Road between Mt. Hope Road and Hannah Boulevard/Service Drive will be closed next Monday through Friday. → Read More

First Ingham animal shelter changes coming in early 2017

The first steps toward a new Ingham Country Animal Shelter will take place Jan. 1 with two part-time jobs becoming full time at the current facility. → Read More

Meridian Township park unveils outdoor 'fitness center'

Twelve pieces of fitness equipment, recently placed in an Okemos park, now give visitors a chance for a full body workout outdoors. → Read More

Okemos Music Academy to celebrate No. 1 ranking

The public is invited to drop by the Okemos Music Academy at 1 p.m. Monday and learn firsthand why it’s been named “2016 Music Studio of the Year.” → Read More

DeWitt schools to pursue $25.2 million bond request

DeWitt Public Schools this fall will ask voters to approve a $25.2 million bond proposal aimed at various improvements district-wide → Read More

New phase of Holt Road improvements underway

Work began this week on a $1.8 million project to improve Holt Road and make life better for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians in Delhi Township → Read More

New apartments to 'rise' over Williamston

A four-story apartment-commercial structure about to go up in downtown just might be able to lay claim to being Williamston's tallest building → Read More

4-H'ers honor fallen Marine, help stricken coach

Growing up on farms has taught Ashton Lott and Austen Hutchison a lot about raising livestock, but the two teens know a lot about giving, too. → Read More

Styka defeats Scales in Meridian supervisor's primary

Merifdian Township Trustee Ron Styka and Republican Tom Klunzinger will compete for Meridian’s top political position in the Nov. 8 general election after Styka defeated fellow Trustee Milton Scales in the Democratic primary. → Read More

Ingham County tax proposals passing with wide margins

With nearly 36 percent of the precinct tallied all four Ingham County ballot proposals — including one for an animal shelter — are doing strong → Read More

Ingham County allocates $4.7 million for bridge projects

Millage to fund 21 parks and trails bridge repairs in four communities → Read More

Grand Ledge baby born safely on side of Saginaw Hwy.

Grand Ledge firefighters aid in baby's birth on roadside after woman's water suddenly breaks → Read More

Police: Man found under Lansing bridge committed suicide

LANSING - Police have determined that a man found dead under a downtown bridge Tuesday committed suicide. Lansing police Public Information Director Robert Merritt released no further details other than that the man had hanged himself. Police said earlier that he was believed to be a Lansing resident in his 20s. His body was found at about 7 a.m. Tuesday on a bank of the Grand River under the… → Read More

Haslett bridge to be closed Aug. 11-15

A concrete pour will close the Marsh Road bridge in Haslett for three full days in August, → Read More