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

"In June, a modern original Viking longboat and a 170-foot Spanish Galleon replica entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence en route to a summer of sailing on the five Great Lakes. Along the way, American and Canadian onlookers on both sides of the international border thronged the St. Lawrence River..." (MLive)

"LANSING, MI - Another summer of noisy at-home fireworks has rekindled the long-simmering argument over whether Michigan's consumer-grade fireworks law should be repealed. Signed in 2011 by Gov. Rick Snyder, the fireworks law expanded fireworks sales from ground-based sparklers, noisemakers and the like to include a wider range, such as bottle rockets and Roman candles." (MLive)

"BRIDGMAN, MI - A steam line rupture in the turbine building at D. C. Cook Nuclear Plant Wednesday morning damaged a wall in the plant's Unit 2 turbine building, but has had no effect on the nuclear reactor or public safety, authorities said." (MLive)

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati says a lawsuit against the Kalamazoo County Road Commission must go to trial.

In a ruling released Monday, June 27, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the federal court for the Western District of Michigan that dismissed Terry Tilley's lawsuit filed in 2011. It said Tilley was fired after seeking time off under the Family Medical Leave Act.

"LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation into law today designed to give residents a warning in case of a mass shooting or another public safety threat. 'Leveraging current technology to quickly warn Michiganders of imminent threats will be valuable for preventing greater harm during dangerous incidents and senseless acts of violence,' Snyder said." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette

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