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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1:11 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Meteor shower to light up the weekend

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The Perseid shower is expected to reach peak intensity on Sunday and Monday nights.
Put out the lawn chair, set the alarm and maybe bring something to wet your whistle while you gaze into the nighttime sky - the year's best shooting star show has started. August's annual Perseids meteor shower peaks Sunday and Monday, promising perhaps 70 meteors an hour those evenings.
1:00 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Judge: No charges in Bolger election case

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The case involved Schmidt's switching parties in 2012 and the recruitment of a "sham" Democrat to run against him. Bolger later apologized for his role in the affair but said he didn't break the law.
LANSING - An Ingham County judge has wrapped up a grand jury investigation into an election scandal without bringing charges against House Speaker Jase Bolger or Grand Rapids State Rep. Roy Schmidt. "An indictment is not warranted," due to a lack of evidence of a crime or wrongdoing, Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in an order today.
2:56 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Federal judge says no new trial for Kilpatrick

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The former Detroit mayor's father was also convicted of a tax offense in the case.
A federal judge has refused to acquit or grant new trials to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and a city contractor. The decision Thursday clears the way for Kilpatrick's sentence for corruption on Sept. 3. Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson were convicted in March of a sweeping scheme to enrich themselves through fixed contracts, bribes and kickbacks.
2:17 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

School tax dispute continues in Covert

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The company that owns the power plant in question says it has paid what it owes as determined by the state. But local officials beg to differ.
As local officials seek a financial lifeline for Covert Public Schools, they say the law is on their side in demanding that New Covert Generating Co. pay about $7 million in back taxes now, despite a Michigan Tax Tribunal ruling that would actually give the company a tax refund.
2:12 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

WMU students dig into the past in Niles

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Fort Saint Joseph was established in what is now Niles in the late 1600s. It various times it flew the flags of France, Spain, Britain, and the United States.
NILES, MI - Western Michigan University archaeological students are ready to show off their newest "digs" at Fort St. Joseph. The WMU Field School is presenting this year's findings at the 2013 Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Open House Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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