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4:05 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Oil spill in 2010 not a threat to drinking water

Kalamazoo River re-opens in 2012 (file photo)
Credit WMUK

A new state report says the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill did not cause contamination of residential water wells that threatens human health. The final “health assessment” by the Department of Community Health says no oil-related organic compounds were found in wells near the disaster in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties.

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1:06 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick guilty of racketeering and extortion

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Former Detroit mayor was convicted on 24 of 30 counts
Kilpatrick and Ferguson were found guilty on multiple counts of extortion. Kilpatrick was also found guilty on several charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and for filing false taxes. Bernard Kilpatrick was convicted on one tax count.There was no verdict for Bernard Kilpatrick on the racketeering charge.U.S.
7:55 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Expensive battle expected for Senate in Michigan

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Senator Carl Levin's retirement could make state pivotal in determining which party controls U.S. Senate
Washington - The retirement of Michigan's longest-serving senator sets the stage for tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending to flood into the state in 2014 as Republicans see a chance to grab a Democratic seat they haven't held in 35 years. As U.S. Sen.
7:36 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Week-long event in Battle Creek focuses on school safety

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400 Battle Creek educators are attending week-long workshops. Evening sessions are open to public.
Teachers, not police officers will be the first defenders in a Battle Creek school shooting. "I have been in the business for 35 years and this is the first time I have heard that we have to own it," said Lakeview School District Superintendent David Peterson.
7:24 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Mlive investigation finds school safety flaws in Michigan

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Two month investigation found laws designed to reduce danger are routinely ignored.
Many Michigan schools are flunking their most important test - protecting students from danger. Disaster drills are not being done, or are not done enough times, or are done too late in the year to be of much help. Corners are cut and laws are broken, an MLive Media Group investigation found.

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