Man charged in hit and run that killed teen was driving on suspended license

UPDATE: The driver accused in the hit and run accident that took the life of a Waverly High School student has been arraigned in court. Hector Arroyo, 68 of Lansing is charged with homicide, operating with a suspended license and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death. A GoFundMe page has been setup to help support Helina Dirba’s family. Click to visit: In Loving Memory of Helina 6 News has learned Arroyo was...

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Police up patrol for Halloween weekend

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – East Lansing police says they will have extra patrols out for the weekend, filled with young ones in costumes, and college students ready to party. “During a home football game or not this is always a, very, very, very busy weekend for us, the MSU students and college students really do Halloween up good, they kind of take it as an opportunity to act like kids again” Lieutenant Scott Wriggelsworth of East...

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Local Halloween trick-or-treat hours & safety reminders

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – In case your children haven’t reminded you yet this Saturday is Halloween. That means all your little ghosts and goblins will be trick-or-treating. But before you head out the door it’s important to know the hours the annual rush from door-to-door is allowed where you live. Here’s the list of local trick-or-treat hours: Lansing: 6p-8p East Lansing: 6p-8p Jackson: 6p-8p Haslett: 6p-8p Okemos: 6p-8p St. Johns:...

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Great Lakes shipping exhibit coming to MSU

EAST LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Leading into the Gales of November, Michigan State University Museum’s new exhibit explores shipping in the Great Lakes. The exhibition looks at the shipping of iron ore on the Great Lakes with a focus on the variety of workers needed to keep the industry strong. The exhibit features photographs, ship models and other objects. There will also be several programs that take a look at the iron ore industry and...

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TRAFFIC REPORT: Lansing Police Officers never use racial profiling

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – For more than a decade, researchers with Michigan State University’s Criminal Justice Department have studied data from the Lansing Police Department to determine whether or not officers follow the law when it comes to making traffic stops. This report covers data from nearly two years of fact-gathering, and MSU researchers continue to find that there is absolutely no evidence that suggests LPD officers use racial...

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