SW Michigan

1:20 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Fake coyotes scare birds at Kalamazoo airport

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The airport uses animated coyote decoys to scare away Canada geese that can pose a threat to aircraft landing or taking off.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The snarling, crouching coyotes seen lurking about the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport this summer still startle the employees- even though they know the animals are only decoys, relocated by operations staff every day or two to keep small animals and large birds away from the airport runways.
1:11 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Meteor shower to light up the weekend

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The Perseid shower is expected to reach peak intensity on Sunday and Monday nights.
Put out the lawn chair, set the alarm and maybe bring something to wet your whistle while you gaze into the nighttime sky - the year's best shooting star show has started. August's annual Perseids meteor shower peaks Sunday and Monday, promising perhaps 70 meteors an hour those evenings.
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.