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8:23 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Kalamazoo Gazette explores drop in juvenile crime in Kalamazoo County

The Kalamazoo Gazette series doesn't find concrete evidence that the Kalamazoo Promise has led to a drop in juvenile crime
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8:22 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Juvenile crime drops in Kalamazoo County

Lead in text: 
Drop since 2008 still leaves Kalamazoo County above state average
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The fight broke out when Jalissa Paige called Jasmine Bloodworth's nephew "ugly." Fists flew before Jalissa, then 16, stabbed Jasmine twice in the chest, dropping the 17-year-old to the sidewalk, killing her. It was 2007 - a year when Kalamazoo teens were killing teens.
7:45 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Legislation requires counties to establish mental health courts

Lead in text: 
State Representative Margaret O'Brien of Portage says legislation will help inmates with mental illness get help they need
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI - After receiving approval from the state Senate Thursday, a package of bills that would create mental health courts throughout Michigan now moves to the governor's desk for approval. House Bills 4694-97 would create mental health courts throughout Michigan.
6:46 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Kalamazoo County Probate Judge Donald Halstead to retire

Lead in text: 
Governor Rick Snyder will appoint someone to fill the remaining 16 months of Halstead's current term
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Probate Judge Donald R. Halstead has retired after serving the county for 32 years. The official date of his retirement was Monday, July 15. Reached for comment Thursday, Halstead said he decided earlier this year to retire so he can spend more time with his family.
6:53 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Portage City Council approves agreement on closing District Court

Lead in text: 
District Court was closed after the retirement of Judge Carol Husum
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - With no discussion, the Portage City Council has voted for a financial agreement with Kalamazoo County over the closing of the Shaver Road district court. The agreement calls for Kalamazoo County paying Portage $70,000 a year for 10 years to cover Portage's costs by the court closing.

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