Kara Berg, Lansing StateJournal

Kara Berg

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Recent articles by Kara:

Appeals court revives former's officer's lawsuit against Lansing Police Department

Former officer Charles Funk filed a discrimination complaint with HR April 12, 2016, claiming he had not been promoted because he is Black. → Read More

U.S. 127, I-96 ramps closed for repairs in Ingham, Clinton counties

Two U.S. 127 and Interstate 96 ramps are closed while the state performs $2 million of repairs on bridges in Ingham and Clinton county. → Read More

Mason man charged with human trafficking, sexual assault of teenager

The girl told police Devin Vasquez had convinced her to take sexually explicit photos and videotape herself. → Read More

Ingham County's first jury trial since the pandemic began will look a little different

Jury selection and the courtroom looked different Monday morning as Ingham County started a trial virtually for the first time in its history. → Read More

Police to seek charges against 3 protesters for obstructing traffic, police officers

A woman was arrested and released during a protest Saturday after Lansing police said she refused to move over and stop obstructing traffic. → Read More

St. Johns elementary school vandalized 2 nights in a row, police looking for leads

Riley Elementary is a part of St. Johns Public Schools, which has decided to send kids physically back to school this fall. → Read More

Lansing man charged with brandishing rifle at motorcyclist during protest

A Lansing man has been charged with brandishing a weapon in connection with an incident during a We the Free People of Lansing protest. → Read More

Man pleads guilty in 2019 killings of 2 women in Holt and Meridian Township

Kiernan Brown will face minimum prison terms of 30 to 50 years for second-degree murder. His maximum sentence could range up to life in prison. → Read More

Lansing resident critically injured in Delta Township crash

A Lansing resident was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Delta Township, police said. → Read More

Family, friends worried for inmates at Ingham County Jail after COVID-19 outbreak

After 16 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in the Ingham County Jail, friends and family members are worried for their loved ones' safety. → Read More

MSU police chief takes medical leave to fight stage 4 breast cancer

The Michigan State University police chief will be stepping back from her position to focus on her health as she fights breast cancer. → Read More

Woman whose car was destroyed, burned at Lansing protest charged with reckless driving

A woman whose car was destroyed and set on fire at a May 31 protest against police brutality in Lansing has been charged with reckless driving. → Read More

38-year-old woman found dead on driveway in Eaton Rapids; police investigating

The woman's death does not appear to be suspicious, Eaton Rapids Police Chief Larry Weeks said, but it is too early to tell for sure. → Read More

Police identify man found dead in Grand River, do not believe death was foul play

The heavily decomposed body of Jose Franklin Herrera, 49, was found in the Grand River near the 1700 block of Roseneath Avenue. → Read More

Okemos physical therapist to stand trial on 7 sex assault charges involving 4 women

Charges have been filed against an Okemos physical therapists connected to five women's reports of sexual assault. → Read More

Huyser, Spagnuolo run for Clinton County prosecutor in primary election

For the first time in nearly 25 years, voters in Clinton County will be electing a new prosecutor. → Read More

More than 10,000 without power in Eaton County, government offices open late

The Eaton County government offices are affected by the outages, and will not open until 10 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

Sexual harassment lawsuit against WLNS TV-6 owner Nexstar dismissed

A lawsuit claiming the owners of Lansing TV station WLNS ignored claims of sexual harassment an employee made has been dismissed. → Read More

Ex-Grand Ledge soccer coach charged with coercing teen to send him child porn

Scott Dane, 38, who coached soccer at Grand Ledge High School, has been charged with coercing a 15-year-old to produce and send him child porn. → Read More

Quality Dairy stabbing victim, 77, in critical but stable condition

Hear audio from the 911 call made by a Quality Dairy employee when a man stabbed another man over a mask dispute in Eaton County Tuesday. → Read More