SW Michigan

8:57 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Cause of fire at Cereal City recycling still unknown

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Operations at facility are closed indefinitely after fire on Friday. At least $100,000 in damages reported
Cereal City Recycling fire's cause still unknown. Investigators have ruled out a couple of possible causes
8:50 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Janice Brown to step down as Executive Director of Kalamazoo Promise, other changes announced

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Brown retired as KPS Superintendent in 2007, joined the non-profit organization in 2008
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Janice Brown is stepping down as executive director of The Kalamazoo Promise, although she is staying on staff as director emeritus, it was announced today. Meanwhile, Bob Jorth, administrator of The Promise office since its creation in spring 2006, is being promoted to executive director, and Von Washington Jr., former principal of Kalamazoo Central High School, is joining the office as executive director of community relations.
4:09 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Auto companies fall on Fortune 500 list, SW Michigan companies move up

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GM is now in seventh place instead of fifth. Ford Motor company was also moved down in rank on the Fortune 500 to tenth place. But Kellogg moved up 13 spots to number 192, and Stryker bumped up from 308 to 305.
Washington - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. retook top spot on the Fortune 500 rankings of largest U.S. companies from Exxon Mobil as two U.S. automakers fell. General Motors Co. slid from fifth to seventh. GM fell behind Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, which rose from seventh to fifth, and Apple Inc., which rose from 17th to sixth as its revenue jumped by 45 percent in 2012.
4:05 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

UPDATE: Radioactive water goes into lake before Palisades shut down

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Almost 80 gallons of radioactive water was released into Lake Michigan from the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant this weekend. A spokesperson for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says that the radioactive material is not a health risk because the water was diluted before it reached the lake.
COVERT TOWNSHIP, MI - Before Sunday's shutdown of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, about 79 gallons of diluted radioactive water were released into Lake Michigan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday, May 6. But by the time the water reached the lake, the level of radioactivity had been diluted to the point where it did not represent a health or safety risk, a spokeswoman for the NRC said.
6:58 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Ford presidency to be remembered in Grand Rapids

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Events mark opening of exhibit at Presidential library and museum
Key people who helped ex-President Gerald R. Ford guide the United States through the biggest government crisis of the last 50 years will be in Grand Rapids today and Tuesday to talk about him and open a new exhibit at the museum honoring his memory.