SW Michigan

7:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Flu death reported in Barry County

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Health officials say confirmed cases represent fraction of actual illness
BARRY COUNTY -- The Barry-Eaton District Health Department has confirmed one flu-related death among 15 cases of the illness in the two counties, according to a report released Wednesday, Jan. 29. Agency leaders released no additional information on the death victim.
7:16 am
Thu January 30, 2014

WMU men's basketball falls at Buffalo

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Broncos host rival Central Michigan on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The University at Buffalo built a double-digit lead in the first half against visiting Western Michigan University on Wednesday and weathered a WMU rally in the second half to beat the Broncos 84-63 in the Mid-American Conference cross-divisional matchup in Buffalo, N.Y.
7:14 am
Thu January 30, 2014

WMU women's basketball loses at Ball State

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Broncos will host Northern Illinois on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MUNCIE, Ind. - Western Michigan led Ball State by eight in the second half, but couldn't put the Cardinals away on the road Wednesday, falling 56-43. The Broncos battled foul trouble throughout the evening and were whistled for 16 infractions in the second half alone.
6:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Federal appeals court allows lawsuit by Lake Michigan property owners to move forward

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Lower courts dismissed the lawsuit over shoreline erosion
A federal appeals court has kept alive a lawsuit filed by a group of Lake Michigan shoreline property owners who want compensation for erosion losses caused by the twin piers in St. Joseph.
6:23 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Districts weigh how to make up snow days

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Many districts in Southwest Michigan are at or over their state-imposed limit of days off for weather
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- With Southwest Michigan socked by almost double the average amount of snow this January -- as well as some of the coldest temperatures it's seen in 20 years -- the snow days have piled up along with the drifts.

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