SW Michigan

2:29 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Michigan, federal government, to launch joint investigation into meningitis outbreak

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Michigan has been among hardest-hit states in meningitis outbreak
Detroit Michigan will join the federal government in a criminal investigation stemming from the outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 20 states and killed 19 people here. A total of 751 people nationwide have been identified with fungal meningitis or related health issues since the outbreak began last year.
1:18 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Former Portage City Councilwoman pleads guilty to embezzling money from Portage Rotary

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Elizabeth Campbell resigned from Portage City Council in August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Former Portage City Councilwoman Elizabeth Campbell pleaded guilty as charged Monday in a felony embezzlement case. "Guilty, sir," Campbell, 42, said when asked by Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge J. Richardson Johnson how she wanted to plea to one count of embezzlement of more than $20,000 but less than $50,000.
6:40 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Women's basketball: Arkansas 61 WMU 46

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Broncos' next game is Sunday at Chicago State
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Western Michigan gave undefeated Arkansas one of its toughest tests of the season in a 61-46 loss Sunday on the road. The Bronco defense held their SEC opponent 17 points under their season scoring average. WMU's 15-point loss also tied as the smallest margin of victory for Razorbacks, who entered the game defeating opponents by 35 points per game.
8:15 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Big pay raises for Michigan's top investment officials

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Raise likely makes Chief Investment Officer highest paid official in state government
LANSING - The State of Michigan quietly increased the salaries of its top investment officials in the Treasury Department by more than 80% this year, saying it was too difficult to attract and keep qualified people under the former pay rates.
8:11 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Southwest Michigan school districts use cash reserves to get out of debt

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Three districts moved out of deficit, one moved in during last year
Area schools pulled a combined $4.3 million from cash savings to cover budget shortfalls last school year. One local school district went broke while three others were able to move themselves out of deficit and into the black.

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