SW Michigan

7:24 am
Wed July 3, 2013

South Haven beaches will soon have flag system

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System to warn swimmers part of settlement with family of 2009 drowning victim
SOUTH HAVEN - A flag system to warn beach-goers about hazardous Lake Michigan water conditions is being installed at South Haven's seven beaches.
6:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Battle Creek Public Schools approves Marshall running Challenge Academy

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Battle Creek school officials did not bid on running the academy because of budgetary concerns
Battle Creek Public Schools' drawn-out breakup with the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy on Tuesday continued to carry all the hallmarks of any other long-term relationship coming to a close. In a brief special meeting, the BCPS Board of Education voted 6-0, with board Secretary Todd Stagner absent, to approve a resolution granting Marshall Public Schools permission to run the Challenge Academy within BCPS's boundaries.
6:07 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Enbridge halts work at Morrow Lake

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Comstock Township trustees heard Monday night from residents and business owners concerned over potential pollution
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has halted work on a dredge pad near Morrow Lake after Comstock Township requested the project be put on hold until a site application is submitted.
4:56 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Scammers threaten Consumers Energy customers

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The con artists are phone and door-to-door salesmen who claim to be from Consumers Energy.
KALAMAZOO, MI - By phone and door-to-door, imposter bill collectors are scamming utility customers by claiming service will be disconnected unless a credit card payment is made, Consumers Energy warns. According to a news release from the utility, Southwest Michigan is the area hardest hit by the imposters.
4:54 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Group against wolf hunting to launch 2nd petition

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The group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has planned another petition drive. During the first drive in March, the group was trying to overturn a law that allowed wolf hunting and trapping in the state. In May, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill to let the Michigan Natural Resources Commission add wolves to the list of game animals. This petition drive will help put issues on the ballot against both those laws.
LANSING - A group that opposes a gray wolf hunt says it will launch a second ballot petition drive to stop the proposed hunt after its first effort was thwarted by the Legislature. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted more than 255,000 signatures in March in an effort to overturn a December 2012 state law that allows the hunting and trapping of wolves.