Flooding affects West Grand River Avenue, other parts of Ingham County

OKEMOS – on February 22, many roads in Ingham County were blocked by flooding. Because of snow and the heavy rain, there was a lot of water on the Grand River Avenue, and parts of that road and other roads were blocked off. The police erected a stop sign before the water, but many people still drove through the flood road. Some vehicles were trapped in the flood, and drivers was unable to continue the vehicle. Harvey Leroy is an police officer of Meridian Township.

Ingham County animal shelters work to find homes for pets in dead of winter

More and more urban residents face the problem of how to handle their pets. For people who don’t have enough money or friends, they may abandon the pets. The winter in Michigan is extremely cold, and people can’t live long hours outside. Animals can’t hold on for a long time, either. Sydney Moroney is the manager of the Capital Area Humane Society.

Chinese nationals strive to feel at home in Ingham County

OKEMOS — More and more foreigners go to various countries to settle and travel now. There are a lot of people from other regions or countries in Ingham County, including international students, visiting scholars and tourists from China. Over time, the number of local Chinese has increased. According to the Census Reporter, Ingham County had 288,051 people. Among them, Asians made up 6.6 percent. And the 2012-2016 American Community Survey showed that between 2012 and 2016, the Chinese registered an estimated 5,500 people living in Ingham County.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Day hopes to raise knowledge in Ingham County

LANSING — February 7 was the National Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day in the United States. Every year individuals and organizations across the nation participate in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. Many people with STIs have no symptoms. Without treatment these infections can lead to major health problems such as not being able to get pregnant (infertility), permanent brain damage, heart disease, cancer and even death. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is a virus that causes defects in the human immune system. The Ingham County Health Department held free HIV testing for someone who needed help on February 7.