SW Michigan

1:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo "warming center" opens Tuesday night

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Call the church at (269) 388-3111 for more information.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Mt. Zion Baptist Church is opening a warming center for residents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday as bitterly cold temperatures continue to grip the Kalamazoo area. An e-mail distributed by the church, located at 120 Roberson St., said anyone "in need of a hot meal, drink or just a place to warm up and fellowship" is welcome.
7:05 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Keeping Asian Carp out of Great Lakes could cost $18-billion

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Army Corps of Engineers report lays out options, but does not make recommendation for keeping invasive fish out of Great Lakes
WASHINGTON - The Army Corps of Engineers today released its report on keeping Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes with a range of options, several of which could take decades to implement and cost $15-billion or more.
6:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek digs out from winter storm

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Schools remain closed, Battle Creek City Hall open Tuesday
Battle Creek police were trading handcuffs Monday for tow straps and most residents stopped whatever they were doing to pick up snow shovels. Bitter cold Monday followed more than a foot of snow Sunday in the Battle Creek area, closing schools, government offices and some businesses.
6:41 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Governor Snyder urges people to "slow down, stay inside" during winter storm

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MDOT has 1,200 crews on state roads at peak of snowstorm on Sunday
Gov. Snyder on monster snowstorm, frigid temps: 'Slow down, stay inside' While Michigan residents dug out of a massive snow dump Monday, Gov. Rick Snyder said he had a few snow experiences of his own the last couple of days.
6:23 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

MDOT plows continue overnight, some county road commissions remove crews for evening

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MDOT's Southwest Region has 90 trucks and 180 operators
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - State highways remain in relatively good condition thanks to Michigan Department of Transportation crews working round-the-clock during this winter storm. "We're still plugging away," said Nick Schirripa, spokesman for MDOT. "Obviously, as long as the snow is falling we're going to be out there."