Man, woman shot to death at Lansing home
LANSING, MI – Police have released the identities of a man and woman who were shot to death over the weekend at a home in Lansing, The Associated Press reports. The bodies of Harley Owens, 39, and Kelsey Coon-Lennon, 29, were found around 2 a.m. Saturday, May 1, when authorities responded to reports of gunshots, AP reports. The shooting happened at a home in the 600 block of Baker Street in Lansing, FOX 47 reports. Both victims lived in Lansing, AP reports. “This is truly a tragedy,” Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green said in a statement.mlive.com
Airbnb reviewing reservations in Lansing ahead of planned protests at Michigan Capitol Sunday
LANSING, MI — Online vacation rental marketplace Airbnb is reviewing, and potentially canceling, recently booked reservations in Lansing ahead of planned protests at the Michigan Capitol building Sunday. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel also issued a statement following Airbnb’s announcement, commending the company for helping keep the Michigan Capitol safe. Militia groups, the Proud Boys and anti-government extremists in the “boogaloo” movement are planning armed protests at Michigan’s Capitol Sunday, according to Schor. Lansing mayor says Proud Boys, boogaloo groups planning armed protests at Michigan CapitolMembers of the Proud Boys were also present at protests against Biden’s electoral victory and COVID-19 restrictions last year. READ MORE:Michigan National Guard preparing for armed protest at Capitol SundayWhitmer activates Michigan National Guard ahead of protests at CapitolExtreme rhetoric thrives on alternative social media sites growing after Facebook, Twitter crackdownmlive.com
Airbnb reviewing booked reservations in Lansing due to safety concerns over Capitol protest
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)LANSING, Mich. – Airbnb is reviewing booked reservations in Lansing due to safety concerns over a Capitol protest scheduled to begin at noon Sunday. Government buildings in Lansing are boarded up in preparation of the expected armed protest at the state Capitol. “Due to increased law enforcement and safety concerns, we are reviewing recently booked reservations in Lansing set to take place during Inauguration week. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel also commended the company for their efforts to keep Lansing safe. “The Lansing Police Department is appreciative for the assistance Airbnb is offering to help with potential future criminal investigations related to hate crimes here in Lansing,” Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green.
MSP increases Trooper patrols, protective measures in Lansing ahead of expected protests
LANSING, Mich. – Officials in Lansing are on high alert as new precautions are being taken ahead of expected protests Saturday and Sunday. After the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left five dead, Michigan State Police raised the number of troopers patrolling Lansing. We just ask you do it safely and you respect our city, respect our state Capitol,” said Lansing Police chief Daryl Green. Militia group advises members to avoid protest at Michigan CapitolMichigan State Police are preparing for a protest expected Sunday at the state Capitol. A group that had planned to protest is now telling its members to avoid the Capitol.