Kara Berg, Lansing StateJournal

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Recent articles by Kara:

Death of girl at MSU Homecoming weekend was from natural causes, police investigation ongoing

Police declined to elaborate on what they were investigating, even though Alaina Hopkinson's death was ruled on Nov. 27 to be from natural causes. → Read More

Former head custodian at Holt Public Schools charged with sexually assaulting student

Court records indicated two of the assaults took place at Holt High School and one took place off-campus from August 2018 to January 2019. → Read More

DeWitt Township police officer involved in 'serious' crash in Clinton County

A DeWitt Township police officer was involved in a crash in Olive Township, just north of DeWitt. → Read More

Police: Maryland man, 35, took 13-year-old DeWitt Twp. girl to motel room

The man was arrested on multiple charges, and likely will end up charged with sexual assault, police said. → Read More

Prosecutor praises Lansing police for taking 'serial rapist' off the streets

Brian Cross was sentenced Wednesday to almost 10 years to 15 years in prison for third-degree criminal sexual conduct. → Read More

Mason water, sewer rates likely will 'increase significantly' with new plant

Mason residents will likely see a hefty increase in their water and sewer bills if city officials build a new public works facility. → Read More

Westbound I-69 ramp from Business 127 closed after semi rolls over

Officials ask drivers to avoid the area and take an alternative route. → Read More

MSP opens fraud investigation into servicing of Michigan's breath alcohol testing devices

Michigan State Police have suspended a vendor contract because of performance issues involving breath alcohol testing instruments,. → Read More

Eaton Rapids monument dedicated to fallen local Marine vandalized

The monument depicts a veteran's boots and an upright gun, a typical representation of deceased veterans. → Read More

Man gets life in prison for killing woman's husband with ax in Holt

Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk sentenced him to mandatory life in prison without parole. → Read More

Murder charges in 2009 case dismissed less than month after filing

Milton Johnson was charged Dec. 11 with murder and four felony weapons charges, but charges were dismissed less than a month later. → Read More

St. Vincent: Ingham County cut refugee program funding because of view on same-sex adoption

St. Vincent Catholic Charities says Ingham County is retaliating because of its choice to not allow same-sex couples to foster or adopt children. → Read More

Police: Teens accused in statewide gun thefts tried to break into Mason gun shop 4 times

In all, the two teens are accused of stealing 56 firearms from stores across Michigan, according to the complaint. → Read More

Two injured in Saturday shooting in south Lansing

Officers were called to the 5200 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at about 4 a.m. Saturday on a report of shots fired. → Read More

With Lansing barber's retirement, 'last of the old-time barber shops' closes

Greg Hoffman has owned his own barbershop in Lansing for 40 years, collecting a devoted client base. → Read More

Bath Twp. police officers plead no contest to charges connected to off-duty bar fight

Payton Warner, 25, and Bryan Miller, 34, both pleaded no contest Wednesday during a settlement conference in Grand Rapids District Court. → Read More

Lansing man charged with child abuse after toddler shot in head

Lamarko Davion Joseph, 26, faces a second-degree child abuse charge, as well as three felony weapons charges. → Read More

Prosecutor: Man shot, killed MSU student 'in cold blood over nothing'

Steven Washington is charged with murder, unlawful concealed carry and a felony firearms enhancement. Jurors began deliberations Tuesday. → Read More

Lansing's Everett High School closed after threat made against school

Eastern and Sexton high schools will be secured with restricted access Tuesday as a precaution. → Read More

Lansing woman gets jail time for attempted ethnic intimidation

She pleaded no contest to attempted ethnic intimidation, and in return, an ethnic intimidation and first-degree home invasion charge were dismissed. → Read More