Serving, protecting and giving back … in DeWitt

The city of DeWitt is a fortunate one. Not only do they have their very own police department downtown, but fall under the jurisdiction of the DeWitt Charter Township police as well. “DeWitt city is within the township, but it’s only the city limits they have their own police department and we have one as well,” said DeWitt Township officer, Trevin Bernat. “We have a wide variety of people in the community but for the most part, we are pretty well received.”

DeWitt Charter Township’s borders run north and south from Cutler Road to Sheridan Road, and east to west from Chandler Road to Airport Road. Nestled in the northeast corner of DeWitt Charter Township is the city of DeWitt itself.

Watch: Michigan teens facing life in prison; Floodwaters surpass 3 feet

The Spartan Newsroom covers the latest news:

Five teens facing murder chargers after throwing a rock through the windshield of a vehicle that ended up killing the driver. High speed chase ends with a crash in the woods. Floods in Michigan, water as high as 3 feet in some areas. Burger King offering the first 500 customers a free whopper if they come into the store dressed up as a clown.  

New moped rules hit MSU’s campus

With a 5,200-acre campus, many Michigan State students look to mopeds for a convenient way to get to and from class. 

“The reason I did get a moped was because my classes were in like Comm Arts or Akers, pretty much every single one,” said Josie Foguth, a senior at MSU. 

However moped users are facing some changes this school year. 

The cost of breaking the law

Everyone knows, if you break the law, you’d better be ready to pay the consequences. Traffic violations such as speeding are all fun and games until the blue and red lights come on, and the green starts to come out of your pocket.But does the consequence of a fine deter people from driving recklessly?

What the United States can learn from Italian opioid control

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy — In the United States drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental fatalities. With over 2.8 million adults abusing it and around 20,000 overdoses per year, opioids make up the most widely used category of drugs in the United States. While looking for the causes of this epidemic, researchers have found that pattern emerged as the gateway to addiction: prescription painkillers. Emily Taylor is a Detroit resident and an advocate to fight inner-city high school problems. “Drugs have always been around in high schools,” Taylor says. “However, it is not until recently that I have started to see more opioids coming through.”

Taylor noticed this increase in popularity of opioids from speaking to some of Detroit students.