SW Michigan

7:25 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Kids Count survey finds Michigan 31st in nation for child well-being

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Michigan up one spot from last year, but still ranks last among the Great Lakes states
LANSING, MI -- One in four Michigan children - 560,000 kids - lived in poverty in 2011, and Michigan continues to struggle on several other measurements of child well-being, according to the result of a new national analysis released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
9:59 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Veterans treatment court scheduled to begin by end of year in Calhoun County

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Court will provide alternatives to jail and assistance to veterans
Military veterans will be sentenced to more than fines or jail time in a new Calhoun County court. Assigned to the District Court Veterans Treatment Court, prior military members will receive treatment for their wider problems such as alcohol and drug abuse, mental health issues and lack of veteran's benefits.
7:45 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Pilot killed in Southeast Michigan plane crash identified as former WMU student

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Western officials say Troy Brothers had recently enrolled in U.S. Naval Academy
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
WATERFORD, MI -- The pilot who died in a plane crash at Oakland County International Airport on Friday was a former Western Michigan University student. Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations at WMU, confirmed that Troy Brothers, 19, completed his freshman year in WMU's school of aviation this year.
7:37 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Slow recovery continues three years after Kalamazoo River oil spill

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Clean up continues, oil still found beneath surface of river near Marshall
Dip a canoe oar into some places on the river bottom, and a blue-green sheen and oily clumps still rise.
5:06 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

A year after Supreme Court ruling, Michigan's juvenile lifers, victims looking for answers

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Michigan has second highest number of juvenile lifers in nation
LANSING, MI -- One year after such sentences were declared unconstitutional, more than 350 Michigan prisoners serving mandatory life terms for violent crimes they committed as minors remain in legal limbo. Lower courts and lawmakers are still debating whether they deserve a second look -- and perhaps a second chance -- as adults.