SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

A threat closes Otsego Public Schools Thursday. A Battle Creek police officer is charged with drunk driving for an off duty crash. WMU women's basketball loses its third straight. The K-Wings rally for an overtime win. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in Lansing want to put 175 million dollars toward the state’s roads. The state House passed the spending bill Wednesday. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder will consider changing the rules that allow courts to permanently remove children from their parents. The bills are on their way to the governor’s desk. 

Attorney General Bill Schuette - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) State Attorney General Bill Schuette says the special prosecutor looking into MSU’s handling of abuse allegations is independent of his office. But, that’s not what the contract says. 

A new CEO for Kalamazoo's Lakeside Home for Children. Battle Creek's fire chief is stepping down, at least for now. Some schools in Southwest Michigan respond to concerns about violence. WMU men's basketball wins in overtime over rival Central Michigan.