SW Michigan

9:22 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Fiat reaches deal to buy remaining shares of Chrysler

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Deal erases need for initial public offering of Chrysler shares
On the first day of 2014, Fiat, Chrysler and the UAW's Retiree Medical Benefits Trust agreed to a $4.35-billion deal that gives Fiat total ownership of its U.S. partner. It resolves a bitter legal dispute over the value of Chrysler's shares and will give the embattled Italian automaker access to Chrysler's cash.
4:32 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Crime down, but police work on regaining public trust

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Seven homicides in Calhoun County in 2012 and five in 2011
Calhoun County law enforcement officers start the new year fighting crime and fighting a negative image. Crime fighting went well in 2013 as most officials expect final year-end figures to show that most crime was down. Calhoun County recorded only one homicide this year, a number well below what anyone can remember for decades.
4:26 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

DNR says wolf hunt a success

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Study will determine if there is a hunt again next year
Michigan's historic first wolf hunt ended Tuesday with a little more than half of the allowed wolves killed. Between Nov. 16 and Dec. 31, 23 wolves were killed in three sections of the Upper Peninsula. There were 1,200 wolf licenses issued by the state for the 45-day hunt.
11:39 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

Kalamazoo businessman, philanthropist Bill Wright dies

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Wright's business interests included car dealerships and minor league baseball team
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Word has been received here of the death of well-known Kalamazoo car dealer Bill Wright. Wright, 54, apparently died sometime Friday or early Saturday in the Myers, Fla., area.
2:41 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Gov. Snyder signs bill allowing bigger campaign checks

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The governor says the bill will provide more "transparency" even though it will prevent Secretary of State Ruth Johnson from requiring that those who pay for "issue" ads be publicly identified.
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder said today he has signed a controversial bill doubling campaign donor limits and protecting the secrecy of "issue ad" donors.