Kalamazoo Gazette

4:41 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Suspect in Portage stabbing shot by policeman

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According to Deputy Chief Dan Mills, police responded to a stabbing at the corner of Romence Road and Constitution Boulevard.
PORTAGE, MI -- A man armed with a knife was shot Tuesday by a Portage police officer, Portage officials said Tuesday. He was taken to a local hospital, and his condition is not known. The Portage Department of Public Safety called a press conference Tuesday afternoon to release details of the shooting.
4:52 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

McCann wants to ensure lunch breaks, days off for state workers

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The legislation would guarantee a 20 minute lunch break for employees working longer than 7.5 hour shifts as well as one day off every seven days for full time employees.
KALAMAZOO, MI - State Rep. Sean McCann has introduced a bill that would guarantee rest days for most full-time workers and lunch breaks for those working shifts longer than 7.5 hours. "No one works harder than Michigan's men and women - the people who led America into its period of greatest prosperity and who are leading the manufacturing come-back in Michigan," McCann, D-Kalamazoo, said in a prepared statement.
4:00 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Pets, livestock can't travel out of state without certification

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Officials say requiring all animals to be accompanied by a recent Certificate of Veterinary Inspection protects the state’s animals from disease outbreaks.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Going to Grandma's for Christmas dinner and planning to take the family pet along for the ride? Even if you're just driving to Indiana for dinner, state law requires that the dog have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, issued within the previous 30 days, said Janet Berish, animal health specialist with the Indiana Board of Animal Health.
3:43 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

UPDATE: More petitions come in to recall Alamo Township supervisor, trustee

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Among the allegations are that supervisor Lou Conti and trustee Dawn Potter-Williams have denied citizens the right to speak at township meetings
KALAMAZOO, MI - After multiple petitions to recall Alamo Township Supervisor Lou Conti and trustee Dawn Potter-Williams were ruled to be unclear at a public hearing Friday, Conti said it was now a time to heal and move forward.
2:46 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

State approves Vicksburg's plan to get out of debt

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Vicksburg will help pay off its $3.5 million debt by selling extra village properties, debt refinancing, and by cutting the village’s budget by one percent.
VICKSBURG, MI - The state has approved a deficit reduction plan for Vicksburg, the village's third attempt to reorganize and reduce its $3.5 million debt. Village Clerk Tracy Locey and Village President Bill Adams said Monday that the state notified the village of its approval in a brief letter.