Southwest Michigan Today For Thursday January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

The State files a lawsuit to "formalize the process" to clean up contaminated groundwater near Rockford. WMU women's basketball gets another win at home. The K-Wings lose on the road. 

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has filed a federal lawsuit against Wolverine Worldwide in order to get the company to provide long-term solutions to drinking water contamination from its former tanning plant near Rockford. MLive reports that the lawsuit was filed in U-S District Court in Grand Rapids. The DEQ says Wolverine World Wide has cooperated with requests for resources, testing and alternative water. But state officials say the lawsuit formalizes the process.

Western Michigan remains unbeaten at home so far during the women’s basketball season. The Broncs beat Northern Illinois Wednesday night 88-83. Deja Wimbey led Western with 24 points and Breanna Mobley scored 22. The Broncos have won three of their first four Mid-American Conference games and are 10-6 overall. Western will host Ohio on Saturday.

In hockey, Kalamazoo lost at Idaho Wednesday night 6-2. The K-Wings will play two more games against the Steelheads this weekend, tomorrow and Saturday in Boise.