Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

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11:15 am
Wed December 24, 2014

KVCC Sues to Get Downtown Property

College officials say they are going to court to acquire a small parcel through eminent domain condemnation because it is needed for its new health campus in downtown Kalamazoo.
The property for the new campus was donated to KVCC by Bronson Healthcare, however, Mike Collins, KVCC's executive vice president for academic and student services, said a small parcel at 517 E. Dutton St. didn't belong to Bronson and instead is owned by six relatives who were heirs to the house's previous owners.
2:11 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

New Growlers Pitching Coach Goes Way Back

Pedro Sierra, a native of Cuba, will join the Kalamazoo minor league baseball team in time for the start of the 2015 season.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Pedro Sierra, who pitched for the Indianapolis Clowns and the Detroit Stars in the former Negro League, has been hired as the new pitching coach for the Kalamazoo Growlers, the club announced today. Sierra, who is now 76, now also pitched in the farm system for the Minnesota Twins and Washington Senators.
1:53 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Charges Sought Against 16 KPH Workers

The move follows allegations earlier in the year that some patients at the psychiatric hospital had been abused.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Assault and battery charges are being sought against 16 employees of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital accused of abusing patients, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley. Hadley said the police have turned the case over the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office last week.
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3:11 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

KPH Gets New Director

Credit WMUK

A Kent County mental health administrator will take over as director of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital in early January. The state Department of Community Health says Jill Krause's first day in her new job will be January 7th.

Krause has been in charge of the mental health services authority in the Grand Rapids area.

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4:18 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

New Allied Paper Cleanup Plan Proposed

Warning sign outside the Allied Paper Superfund site
Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo City officials say they have a new plan for the Allied Paper Landfill Superfund site. It would leave toxic PCB contamination there but contain it in a smaller area.

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