Kara Berg, The Detroit News

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The Detroit News

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Past articles by Kara:

Three men get longest prison sentences to date in Whitmer kidnapping plot

Paul Bellar, 22, Joseph Morrison, 27, and Pete Musico, 43, each were sentenced to a minimum of 7-12 years for providing material aid to terrorists. → Read More

Northville woman files civil rights complaint against Costco for discrimination, harassment

Wafa Aziz wears a hijab, and she said her manager mocked the hijab, spread rumors about her and falsified complaints to discipline her. → Read More

Woman found dead in East Lansing home in October died by homicide

Jamie Antcliff was found dead Oct. 30 in a home in the 3900 block of Halter Lane in East Lansing. → Read More

AG: No charges to be filed in Ionia deputy's fatal shooting of Lansing man in May 2021

Robert Rouhman, who was found inside a stolen pickup with a folding knife, was struck by four of the 31 bullets fired by the deputy. → Read More

Judge orders DeWitt police officer to stand trial for chasing, pulling gun on Black delivery driver

The Michigan Attorney General's office charged DeWitt police officer Chad Vorce in April with misconduct in office and felonious assault. → Read More

Judge fines Clinton County prosecutor's office $1,200 for not giving evidence to defense

Prosecutors are required to give defense attorneys all evidence related to the charged crime and any exculpatory evidence within 21 days of a request. → Read More

Lansing semi-pro football player killed in homicide loved his young daughter, sports

Marquise Manns Jr., who police believe was struck intentionally by a vehicle, loved football and was a quarterback for the Lansing Crusaders. → Read More

An Olivet teacher started a new career after retiring. Now, he's an EMT.

Michael Flood started at the Sparrow EMS service in February 2021, in the midst of the pandemic, after a 25-year career in education. → Read More

Man charged with murder in fatal hit-and-run in Lansing over holiday weekend

A 32-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a hit-and-run crash that police say they believe was intentional. → Read More

Prosecutors dismiss sex assault charges against Ingham County doctor, lawsuit still pending

Michael Estes was originally charged in 2020 with three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. → Read More

City officials: Rental home where toddler died in fire Monday not legally registered

There were no working smoke detectors in the house on East Cavanaugh Road when fire broke out, killing a 23-month-old boy, officials said. → Read More

Nearly all defendants in the MSU healing fund fraud case have been sentenced

Michigan State's healing fund was set up to aid the hundreds of women and girls disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused. → Read More

Stockbridge man found guilty of second-degree murder in jury trial

After a monthlong trial, a jury found a Stockbridge man guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Bradley Wicks. → Read More

Hundreds rally at Michigan Capitol for stricter gun laws in wake of recent school shootings

About 500 people gathered at the March For Our Lives at the Michigan Capitol Saturday to demand lawmakers take action to pass stricter gun laws. → Read More

Pools, splash pads and beaches: Where to swim in the Lansing area this summer

Between pools, splash pads and beaches, there is no shortage of places to cool off in mid Michigan. → Read More

Lansing woman who killed 2 boys, grandmother by starting house fire sentenced to prison

A jury took less than two hours in April to convict Abbieana Williams in the deaths of Melissa Westen, 53, Aston Griffin, 8, and Jesse Kline IV, 4. → Read More

Police: Three people — 2 teen boys, man — shot overnight in Lansing

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings and none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries. → Read More

Judge dismisses case against Clinton County couple charged with child abuse

Tammy and Joel Brown were never accused of harming their daughter, but prosecutors said they knew she was being hurt while living at a friend's home. → Read More

Court: Murder case closed after Lansing man deemed legally insane at time of dad's death

Lansing police said Joseph Chavez shot and killed his father, Thomas Chavez, 61, in their home in Lansing July 2020. → Read More

9 people have been killed in homicides in Lansing in 2022. Here are their stories.

The people killed in homicides aren't just numbers; they're fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. These are their stories. → Read More