SW Michigan

7:23 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snyder considers options to pay for assistance with DIA and Detroit pensions

Lead in text: 
Governor wants to use state aid to protect art and pensions during bankruptcy proceedings
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyders administration is considering whether to borrow $350 million to pump into Detroits pension funds or set aside $17.5 million in annual payments for the next 20 years from the states tobacco lawsuit settlement fund.
7:13 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Snow emergencies in St. Joseph and Cass Counties

Lead in text: 
Motorists asked to stay off roads except for essential travel
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
A snow emergency has been declared in St. Joseph and Cass Counties. According to St. Joseph County dispatchers, there are whiteout conditions from blowing snow on many roadways.
6:26 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Another day of school closings

Lead in text: 
Western Michigan University among the closings today
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
It's another cold, snowy and icy day in Southwest Michigan. That means another snow day for many Kalamazoo-area schools.
7:24 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Men's basketball: Western Michigan 62 Ball State 53

Lead in text: 
Shayne Whittingon led Broncos with 21 points and 15 rebounds
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan mens' basketball team got a big effort out of its biggest player and held on to defeat Ball State, 62-53, on Sunday for its second consecutive win.
9:53 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Calhoun County officials look for improvement on roads in 2014

Lead in text: 
Calhoun and Jackson Counties entered into partnership to manage roads
After months of reining in finances and creating partnerships, the Calhoun County Road Department knows this: it's not looking for 2014 to be yet another year of chasing potholes. "I think we have accomplished a lot," said county Administrator Kelli Scott.

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