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Update: Western Michigan swept Minnesota-Duluth to advance to the semi-finals of the NCHC tournament. 

Western Michigan has completed its first regular season in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The Broncos are the fifth seed for the first ever conference tournament. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The state will give $1.4 million to Kalamazoo Co. to help it repair roads disintegrating after the harsh winter.

It’s the local share of $215 million state legislators have approved for winter road repairs. A little more than half of Kalamazoo County's award goes to the county road commission; the rest is split between nine cities and villages. The City of Kalamazoo will receive $324,444, Portage $220,852 and Vicksburg $13,903.

Peggy Brisbane

When an employee finds themselves with idle hands and time to fill while at work, they might read a book, break out a crossword puzzle, or fall prey to Facebook scrolling. But Reverend Robert Jones found a different way to kill time.

WMUK

None of the Kalamazoo Central High School students and staff who came in contact with a student with tuberculosis has developed the disease. That’s according to Kalamazoo County Health Department Director Linda Vail, who says the department tested more than 300 people who might have been exposed.

She adds that since TB sometimes takes a while to incubate, the department will test those individuals again in a few months.

Vail says the student who developed an active case of TB is recovering at home.

Kalamazoo Nature Center Exhibits Coordinator Dave Brown shows the tour group that there's only a small amount of sap in the bucket.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

As you’re shoveling your driveway this weekend, you might fancy a hot plate of pancakes at a local diner. But if the winter cold keeps up, you might have to fight your neighbor for that last drop of maple syrup.

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