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Headlines from 10-20-20

WE'RE FOLLOWING BREAKINGNEWS OUT OF LANSING WHEREPOLICE HAVERESPONDED TO A DRIVE-BYSHOOTING AT THE ZAP ZONENEAR THE LANSINGMALL.AUTHORITIES SAY A THREE YEAROLD GIRL WAS SHOT AND ISIN THE HOSPITAL.POLICE ARE STILL GETTINGINFORMATION ON POSSIBLESUSPECTS.

IF YOU HAVE ANYINFORMATION ON THE SHOOTING....GIVE EATON COUNTY POLICE ACALL.WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED.A LIVE LOOK AT SPARTANSTADIUM,, WHERE MICHIGAN STATEWILL PLAY ITS FIRSTFOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASONAGAINST THE RUTGERSSCARLET KNIGHTS ON SATURDAY.THE PREPARATIONS ARE BEINGMADE DESPITE,,SKYROCKETINGCORONAVIRUSNUMBERS ACROSS THE STATE.ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY,, ANAVERAGE OF MORE THAN14-HUNDRED CASESWERE REPORTED.TODAY,, THE STATE HEALTHDEPARTMENT IDENTIFIED MORE THAN15-HUNDRED NEW POSITIVECASES OF COVID-19,, ALONG WITH22 NEW DEATHS.DESPITE THE RISING CASECOUNT,, THE GAME BETWEEN M-S-UAND RUTGERS WILLGO ON AS PLANNED.BUT---SOME PEOPLE FEEL THATIT MAY BE UNSAFE TO PLAY.FOX 47'S JACE HARPER JOINSUS FROM SPARTAN STADIUM WITHMORE.AARON STEPHENS- EAST LANSINGMAYORWE OBVIOUSLY HAVE BEEN WORKINGHAND-IN-HAND WITH THE UNIVERSITYAND OUR BUSINESSES.

BUT,THERE ARE THINGS THE UNIVERSITYDOESN'T HAVE CONTROL OVER.

THATKIND OF LED TO THISCONVERSATION BETWEEN THE MAYORSTALKING ABOUT WHAT ARE SOMETHINGS WE CAN MAYBE ASK THEBIG10TO DO?TWELVE MAYORS OF THE SURROUNDINGCITIES WHERE THE BIG10 WILL HOSTTHEIR GAMES WROTE ACOLLABORATIVE LETTER TO THECONFERENCE ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS.EAST LANSING MAYOR AARONSTEPHENS WAS A PART OF THATGROUP.THEY'RE ALREADY DOING A GOODAMOUNT IN TERMS OF NOT ALLOWINGTAILGAITING ON CAMPUSES ANDOTHERTHINGS.

BUT, FROM A CITYPERSPECTIVE WHAT ARE SOME OTHERTHINGS THAT CAN BE DONE TO HELPUS OUT IN SLOWING THE SPREAD?LANSING MAYOR ANDY SCHOR WASANOTHER MAYOR WHO VOICED HISCONCERNS.ANDY SCHOR- LANSING MAYORIT MEANS THERE ARE MORE LIKELYGOING TO BE HOUSE PARTIES AMONGOTHER THINGS THAT COULD PRODUCESUPER SPREADERS OR HIGHERPOSITIVES.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURETHAT PEOPLEARE ABLE TO ENJOY FOOTBALL,WATCH COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND CHEERFOR THEIR SPARTANS.

BUT, THATIT'S DONE RESPONSIBLY.MAYOR STEPHENS STATES THERE WERETWO MAIN POINTS OF EMPHASIS INTHE LETTER WITH WHICH THEYHOPE THE BIG10 WILL COMPLY.AARON STEPHENS- EAST LANSINGMAYORFOR US, FROM A STAFFINGPERSPECTIVE, WE NEED TO KNOWWHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT WHEN THEGAMES AREGOING TO BE SO THAT WE CANAPPROPRIATELY PREPARE FOR THOSEGAMES OCCURING.

WE ALSO OFCOURSE ARE REQUESTING THAT THOSEGAMES PUT A PRIORITY ON HAVINGTHEM EARLIER IN THE DAY.

IF NOT,ALL EARLIER IN THE DAY.MAYOR STEPHENS BELIEVES THEGAMES COULD ALSO BE MOTIVATIONFOR PEOPLE TO FOLLOW SAFETYGUIDELINES.I THINK IT'LL SERVE TWO FOLD,NOT ONLY AS A SAFETY PERCAUTION,BUT ALSO AS A DETERRANT FORSOME OF THE BAD BEHAVIOR TO SAY,"HEY!

IF WE'RE NOT DOING THERIGHT THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY,WE'RE NOTGOING TO HAVE FOOTBALL." THAT'SREALLY UNFORTUNATE.

BUT, THAT'STHE SITUATION WE'REDEALING WITH.

I DON'T THINKANYBODY WOULD BLAME THE BIG10FOR THAT BECAUSE IT'S ABOUTKEEPING PEOPLE SAFE.JACE HARPER, FOX 47 NEWSTHE BIG TEN SENT AN EMAILBACK TO THE MAYORSSTATING THEY RECEIVED THELETTER... THE MAYORS HOPE TO

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