SW Michigan

8:14 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Cook Power Plant Reports Small Oil Leak into Lake Michigan

Plant officials say no oil has been found on the beach or in lake
BRIDGMAN - Officials at Cook Nuclear Plant reported the plant released approximately 2,000 gallons of oil into Lake Michigan Saturday, and that the spill was reported to local, state and federal agencies. "On Saturday, a declining level trend on a Unit 2 main turbine lube oil reservoir was being investigated when the leak was identified and stopped," a media release stated.
8:09 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

New Tax Request Considered for Holland Museum

Museum staff has been working with donors on "bridge funding" until a long-term solution is found
A statewide sales tax vote has opened the door to the possibility that a struggling local institution could also return to the voters seeking a steady source of income.The Holland Museum was left searching for a steady source of income after a November tax vote failed, but it's possible the longstanding museum will again turn to voters on the May ballotIf it were the only thing on the ballot, the museum would be forced to pay for the election.
8:03 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Bell's Brewery Issues Recall For Glass Defect in Some Beer Bottles

As of Tuesday night, the company had reported no injuries related to problems with Mercury bottles
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK, MI - A glass defect has Bell's Brewery issuing a recall for its specialty beer, Mercury: the Winged Messenger, in 43 counties across Michigan. Larry Bell, the President of Bell's Brewery, said the defect was caused during manufacturing and contained to the bottle's lip.
2:11 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

New Growlers Pitching Coach Goes Way Back

Pedro Sierra, a native of Cuba, will join the Kalamazoo minor league baseball team in time for the start of the 2015 season.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Pedro Sierra, who pitched for the Indianapolis Clowns and the Detroit Stars in the former Negro League, has been hired as the new pitching coach for the Kalamazoo Growlers, the club announced today. Sierra, who is now 76, now also pitched in the farm system for the Minnesota Twins and Washington Senators.
1:53 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Charges Sought Against 16 KPH Workers

The move follows allegations earlier in the year that some patients at the psychiatric hospital had been abused.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Assault and battery charges are being sought against 16 employees of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital accused of abusing patients, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley. Hadley said the police have turned the case over the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor's Office last week.