Sehvilla Mann

Local Government/Education Reporter

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

State Targets Sites With Underground Tank Leaks

The site of the former Harvard Industries in Albion.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A report on DEQ tank triage and a former foundry site in Albion

Underground tanks get special attention in state and federal environmental law.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

A Flair for Solar Engineering

The 2014 Sunseeker Solar car, built by WMU engineering students.
Credit Western Michigan University

An interview with Sunseeker team member Joel Thompson

A group of Western Michigan University engineering students will carry forth a bright tradition this Saturday.

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WMUK News
11:07 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

State Studies Inland Lake Invasive Species

Johnson holds a native mussel with invasive zebra mussels attached.
Sehvilla Mann WMUK

How the state is studying invasive species in inland lakes

Aquatic biologist Jennifer Johnson wades toward a motorboat on Klinger Lake in St. Joseph County. She’s holding a brown, palm-sized mussel, a native one.

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SW Michigan
5:31 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Many Still Without Power After Storms

Credit WMUK

Many in southwest Michigan are still without power after severe storms moved through the area last night.

Consumers Energy says about 20,000 customers are still without power in Calhoun County Tuesday afternoon. Power is also out for more than 5800 customers in Kalamazoo County and more than 1600 in Saint Joseph County.

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SW Michigan
5:23 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

State Steps Up Drunk Driving Patrols

The Michigan State Police will send out extra patrols this week and next to crack down on drunk driving around the Fourth of July holiday.

The MSP says motorists can expect stepped-up enforcement of drunk-driving laws in 26 counties around the state. That includes Allegan, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson and Van Buren counties in southwest Michigan.

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