SW Michigan

1:00 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Judge: No charges in Bolger election case

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The case involved Schmidt's switching parties in 2012 and the recruitment of a "sham" Democrat to run against him. Bolger later apologized for his role in the affair but said he didn't break the law.
LANSING - An Ingham County judge has wrapped up a grand jury investigation into an election scandal without bringing charges against House Speaker Jase Bolger or Grand Rapids State Rep. Roy Schmidt. "An indictment is not warranted," due to a lack of evidence of a crime or wrongdoing, Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in an order today.
7:14 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Covert braces for possible closing of school district

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School board will meet Monday to determine whether district can secure $2.5-million loan from state
COVERT - News that the financially strapped Covert school system may close its doors this fall has hit this community hard.
6:51 am
Fri August 9, 2013

South Haven beaches closed due to high e.coli levels

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Van Buren County officials are advising people to avoid body contact with water at bathing beach areas on Lake Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN - North and South Beaches in South Haven have been shut down due to high E. coli levels, caused by heavy rains in the past few days. The results from a beach monitoring event on Wednesday.
6:46 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Kalamazoo County Probate Judge Donald Halstead to retire

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Governor Rick Snyder will appoint someone to fill the remaining 16 months of Halstead's current term
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Probate Judge Donald R. Halstead has retired after serving the county for 32 years. The official date of his retirement was Monday, July 15. Reached for comment Thursday, Halstead said he decided earlier this year to retire so he can spend more time with his family.
6:21 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Enbridge asks EPA for extension of Kalamazoo River clean up

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Enbridge wants deadline extended beyond end of this year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has asked the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency for an extension to complete dredging of the Kalamazoo River due to continued opposition of two chosen dredge pad sites surrounding Morrow Lake.

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