SW Michigan

6:13 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Pennfield names "stand in" superintendent will consider interim candidates next week

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Ben Laser stepped down as Pennfield Superintendent July 24th
In a brief meeting Thursday, the Pennfield Schools Board of Education tapped the district's technology director as a stand-in superintendent and a set a meeting next week to discuss potential interim leaders. In a 5-0 vote, with Trustees Craig Korpela and Scott Baxter absent, the board named Technology Director Tim Everett a stand-in superintendent authorized to make decisions for the district as the first day of school approaches.
9:11 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

WMU Athletic Director says there are no plans for a new hockey arena

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Kathy Beauregard says "a lot of conversation" about Lawson Ice Arena
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University athletic director Kathy Beauregard confirmed Thursday afternoon there have been feasibility studies done and renderings designed for a new hockey arena. But that is where the conversation ends. Beauregard adamantly denied that any plans or ideas for a new hockey arena have been set in motion.
8:58 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Pilot program for vulnerable children includes Kalamazoo County

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Kalamazoo one of three counties chosen to participate in five year program
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A new Michigan Department of Human Services pilot program designed to improve the lives of vulnerable children and strengthen families launched Thursday in Kalamazoo County. Protect MiFamily will engage with 100 Kalamazoo families and offer wide array of services for a minimum of six months.
SW Michigan
3:20 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

West Nile virus strikes Saint Joseph County

Credit WMUK

State health officials say they've confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in Michigan so far this year. The Department of Community Health in Lansing says the case involves a man in Saint Joseph County. It says eight birds from around the state have also tested positive for this virus that it is spread by mosquitoes.

West Nile infected more than 200 people in Michigan last year and 17 died of the disease that can lead to serious complications like meningitis and encephalitis.

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3:06 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Eleven hurt in I-94 bus crash near Battle Creek

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The driver of the bus was trapped in the vehicle for over an hour while passengers were forced to escape through windows
KALAMAZOO, MI - More than 15 passenger wearily waited at the Kalamazoo Metro Transit station Thursday afternoon after being transported from the scene of an I-94 collision involving their westbound Greyhound bus and a semi.

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