Great Lakes Ice Cover Nearing 1979 Record

(WLNS) – The Great Lakes are close to setting a great record. That’s because on average, they’re 85 percent frozen. “We’re really close to setting a record this year for ice cover, so that would be really exciting and fun,” said Randy Schaetzl, MSU Department of Geography. The record was set in 1979, with a 94 percent ice cover. With continued cold weather, we could break that. Now let’s take a look at some of these percentages. Here...

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Jury Can Hear Of Road Rage Killing Suspect’s Aggressive Past

HOWELL, MI (AP) – A judge says a jury can hear testimony that a 69-year-old man accused of a road-rage killing in southeastern Michigan was involved in a similar but non-fatal confrontation previously. Livingston County Circuit Judge Miriam Cavanaugh made the ruling Thursday at a pretrial hearing for Martin Zale. The Marion Township man faces an open murder charge in the Sept. 2 killing of 43-year-old Derek Flemming of Oceola...

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City Of Lansing Reaches Settlement In 2011 Little John Death Case

(WLNS) – The city of Lansing has reached a $150,000 settlement with the family of a man who died in police custody in the spring of 2011. Jeffrey Little John Jr., 36 died after he was arrested at an apartment complex on Jolly Road. His neighbor told police Little John would not stop banging his head against his apartment door. When police arrived, they realized he had an outstanding warrant. After he was put in handcuffs, police say...

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FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Today the FCC voted in favor of imposing strict new net neutrality regulations on Internet service providers. Among some of the new rules the FCC voted on Thursday, one of them will prevent service providers from intentionally blocking or slowing web traffic. Another would prohibit broadband providers from creating what is called Internet fast lanes, allowing them to charge companies more money for faster...

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