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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7:11 am
Fri March 29, 2013

FBI probe of Battle Creek police sought

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Commissioner Jeffrey Domenico has not released details of his allegations of wrongdoing by the police department.
Battle Creek Police Chief Jackie Hampton said Thursday he is seeking an FBI probe of his department in light of allegations of wrongdoing made by a city commissioner. Commissioner Jeffrey Domenico formally requested an investigation of corruption in the department by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette; when the request was denied, Domenico went to Michigan State Police, who have not responded to his complaint.
7:08 am
Fri March 29, 2013

KPS Board OKs school replacement contract

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The building that houses the Washington Writer's Academy was built nearly a century ago. The much-newer gym will stay after the rest is demolished this summer.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Contracts totaling $9.9 million to demolish Washington Writers' Academy and build a replacement school on the same site were approved Thursday by the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education. The board also approved $1.8 million in renovations for Woodward Schools for Technology and Research, $1.2 million for new K-5 English language-arts curriculum and almost $70,000 for new computers for Milwood Magnet School.
7:04 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Michigan car insurance rates rise again

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The increase is a lot smaller than the 30 percent hike vehicle owners faced in 2012.
Lansing - Michigan motorists will see a modest increase in their auto insurance premiums starting in July to pay for rising costs associated with the state's catastrophic accident fund. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association's board Wednesday hiked its annual assessment $11 to $186 for each insured vehicle in the state to cover major medical claims and chip away at an estimated $2 billion deficit in the fund.
7:01 am
Fri March 29, 2013

K College prize draws global interest

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The winners of the global and regional prizes will be announced on May 11th.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Some 188 organizations have applied for the first-ever Kalamazoo College Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice. Applicants representing 23 countries, as well as 25 states and the District of Columbia, are competing for the $25,000 prize, Kalamazoo College said in a press release.
SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Upton not in, or out, of US Senate race

Congressman Fred Upton
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton (R-Saint Joseph) isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate next year. He isn’t ruling it in, either. With Democrat Carl Levin’s decision to retire next year, Upton says Republicans have a chance to take that seat in 2014.

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