An agreement floated on how to handle the deteriorating Kalamazoo Harbor is taking on water after Douglas rejected a revised plan launched by Saugatuck. The Kalamazoo Lake Harbor Authority — made up of Saugatuck and Douglas representatives — wants to hire Edgewater Resources of St. Joseph to lead a multi-phase project to improve the 184-acre Kalamazoo Lake, which has been filling with silt. The harbor authority needs the approval of both Douglas and Saugatuck cities to fund the study.

BENTON HARBOR, MI -- Lake Michigan College President Robert Harrison will retire at the end of 2015, according to an announcement from the college Tuesday. Harrison has been president of the college for six years. He joined the college in 1999 as executive dean of Bertrand Crossing and workforce services.

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(MPRN-Lansing) People who attack sports referees would face tougher penalties under legislation in the state Senate. Under the bills, a person would face up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000 for attacking a referee. 


(Lansing-MPRN) State lawmakers are debating whether someone should face penalties if they fail to act when they know someone else is in danger. A state Senate panel is holding hearings on the concept – but no bill has been introduced yet. 

KALAMAZOO, MI - After he was found guilty last week of using Facebook to make threats of a shooting at Western Michigan University, a federal judge told Timothy Vanhumlian Siangdun to stay away from campus and off social media.