SW Michigan

9:23 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Senate approves bill that could lead to wolf hunting

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Bill gives Natural Resources Commission power to determine what animals are hunted in Michigan
Lansing - The state Senate gave final approval and immediate effect Tuesday to legislation designed to short-circuit efforts by wolf hunting opponents to bring the issue to a statewide vote in 2014.
9:10 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Governor Snyder signs bill to rename stretch of I-94 after slain Kalamazoo Public Safety officer

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Eric Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty in April of 2011.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Tuesday that will name a 25-mile stretch of I-94 in Kalamazoo County in honor of Kalamazoo Public Safety officer Eric Zapata, who was killed in the line of duty in 2011. The bill cleared the Michigan House of Representatives April 18, the two-year anniversary of Zapata's death.
9:06 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton says Palisades Nuclear Power Plant must stay offline until leaking tank is fixed

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission said 79 gallons of radioactive water leaked into Lake Michigan this week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - U.S Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, called Tuesday for the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant to remain offline until a leak in its tank that apparently led to diluted radioactive water being released into Lake Michigan is permanently repaired.
12:25 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Binder Park CEO says zookeeper stepped on by giraffe is "doing well"

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Woman was injured Monday when she lost her footing and fell while helping herd animals into a barn
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI -- A "seasoned" zookeeper whose foot was hurt by a giraffe Monday "is doing well" Tuesday, though she is hospitalized, said Diane Thompson, president and CEO of Binder Park Zoo.
9:28 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Portage Public Schools to boost security at entrances to several buidlings

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Secure entrances will allow exterior doors to be locked down during school hours
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage Public Schools will spend more than $600,000 to build secure entries at nine buildings. The Portage school board Monday approved a $606,100 contract with Frederick Construction of Vicksburg for stepped up building security measures that come in part because of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut.

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