SW Michigan

5:28 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Battle Creek-area district teachers don't reflect diversity of students

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Divide has widened over the last five years
Battle Creek-area schools more diverse, teachers not Most of the time, it doesn't matter. Harper Creek High School students Jamesha Smith, 16, Niaraiah Frederick, 14, and Tayah Harmon, 15, said it's rarely an issue that their skin is a darker shade A link to this page will be included in your message.
1:40 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Benton Harbor Commissioner to face trial

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David Shaw faces two felony counts of resisting and obstructing police related to October incident
ST. JOSEPH - A policeman testified Thursday that Benton Harbor City Commissioner David Shaw knocked away his arm during an attempted patdown and struggled to avoid being taken into custody outside a nightclub Oct. 5.
1:30 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Portage Rotary Club won't seek jail time for former City Councilwoman accused of embezzlement

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Elizabeth Campbell is accused of embezzling more than $20,000. She resigned from the City Council in August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Robert Borsos, a Portage attorney and past president of the city's Rotary Club, said it is the hope of Rotary Club officials that Elizabeth Campbell will not face jail time for the theft, which she was officially charged with Wednesday when a Kalamazoo County District judge arraigned Campbell on one count of embezzlement by a trustee/agent of more than $20,000 but less than $50,000.
6:46 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Alamo Township board meeting gets heated

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No action taken and no comment from Alamo Township Board of Supervisor Lou Conti
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALAMO TOWNSHIP, MI Multiple Alamo Township resident expressed outrage at a special meeting Thursday to discuss a lewd conduct complaint against supervisor Lou Conti, with some even calling for his immediate resignation. The board spent more than an hour in closed session discussing the complaint with the township attorney, John Lohrstorfer, before re-opening the meeting for discussion and public comment.
6:06 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Stryker will pay $13.2-million to settle charges over business practices

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Kalamazoo company had been charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- An investigation by federal authorities found that Stryker Corp. subsidiaries in five foreign countries made illicit payments and tried for several years to bribe doctors, health care professionals and government-employed officials in order to obtain or retain business. Stryker has agreed to pay more than $13.2 million to settle the charges.

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