Men accused of 2018 slaying of Bath hunter to stand trial
Two men accused of the 2018 slaying of a Hmong-American hunter in Bath Township will stand trial. This comes after a three-day preliminary hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to bind the charges over from the District Court to the Circuit Court to move the case forward to the formal trial.
Clinton County District Court Judge Michael Clarizio ruled that there was probable cause to bring the cases of Thomas Olson, of Grand Blanc Township, and Robert Rodway, of St. Johns, to trial on charges of first-degree felony murder and felony firearms possession, with an alternative charge of second-degree murder. The decision came at the end of an exhaustive preliminary hearing that lasted from March 21-23. Eleven witnesses were called to testify over the first two days of the hearing, with arguments and Clarizio’s decision coming on the third day.
MSU students hid, helped each other through violence
Michigan State student Ethan Hunter tells about what happened and how he and other students reacted when word went out abut the violence on campus on Feb. 13.
East Lansing citizens demand answers in City Hall exodus
In the past few weeks the City of East Lansing has lost a wave of officials, and people at a special City Council meeting on March 14 demanded answers.
It was announced that same day that the Acting Director of Public Works Nicole McPherson resigned from her post. McPherson is in a long line of city employees who have recently left their posts.
DeWitt students’ artwork spreads smiles to Spartans
The violence on Michigan State’s campus on Feb. 13 prompted many in the Lansing community to support Michigan State students. “Spartan Strong” posters, signs in store windows, and thousands upon thousands of flowers brightened the usually dreary mid-February campus. The university’s more than 50,000 students realized that there are hundreds of thousands more who care deeply for them, and wanted to express that in even the smallest of ways.
In the Communication Arts and Sciences building on campus, splashes of color in children’s artwork brightened the halls.