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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing zoo is holding a naming contest for a rare black rhino calf that was born on Christmas Eve.

Potter Park Zoo officials have released a list of six potential names for the male calf, which is a member of a critically endangered species.

The names include options in Swahili and Afrikaans. Zoo fans can cast ballots online with a donation.

Proceeds will go to development of the zoo's animal health program.

The contest ends Jan. 8. Zoo officials say there are only 54 black rhinos in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

3 Dead, 3 Hurt In Small Plane Crash Near Michigan Airport

Oct 3, 2019
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DEWITT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people have died and three others were injured after a single-engine plane crashed near Capital Region International Airport in mid-Michigan.

Airport spokesman Spencer Flynn says the pilot was approaching to land at the Lansing-area airport when “something went wrong” and the six-passenger plane crashed about 9 a.m. on Thursday.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she would veto a bill to ban state buildings from flying anything other than the U.S. and Michigan flags. A Republican lawmaker proposed the measure after the gay pride flag was displayed outside Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Lansing office.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Pride flags are flying on the state office building in Lansing for the first time in Michigan's history.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The historic Lansing campus where the Michigan School for the Blind operated for more than a century is on track to reopen as a housing development by early next year.