SW Michigan

6:16 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Kalamazoo County Administrator Says $3 Surcharge for 911 Dispatch 'is Dead'

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Peter Battani says recommendation was "Cadillac Plan at a Cadillac Price"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When cost estimates to consolidate Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch centers came out last fall, one number became an immediate hang-up. A $3 monthly surcharge on phones and all other electronic devices capable of contacting 911 proposed by a consultant "ain't happening," Kalamazoo County Administrator Peter Battani said recently.
6:11 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Tear Gas Used Near WMU Campus on Saturday

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Kalamazoo Public Safety says it's the first time tear gas has been used to disperse a crowd since 2002
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When police used tear gas Saturday afternoon to disperse a crowd of roughly 2,000 people gathered near Western Michigan University's campus during the "House Crawl" event, they "did what they needed to do," says a WMU student who witnessed the event.
1:21 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Judge Approves Settlement in Detroit Bankruptcy

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Judge Steven Rhodes parties for public negotiations
Judge Steven Rhodes today approved a settlement between Detroit and two global banks over a disastrous financial bet engineered by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration. Rhodes - who had rejected two previous settlements as too generous for UBS and Bank of America - ruled that the city can pay $85 million to eliminate the disastrous pension debt interest-rate transaction known as "swaps."
1:17 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Kalamazoo Still Urging Residents to Run Water to Avoid Freezing Lines

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Portage has lifted advisory to run water
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo water customers are being asked to continue to run their water until April 20 to avoid frozen pipes, despite the city of Portage's announcement that water customers there can stop running water.
7:32 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Governor Snyder Signs Bills to Crack Down on Metal Theft

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Provisions are designed to discourage quick-fixes for criminals, and provide a paper trail for investigations
LANSING, MI -- Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors will have new tools to fight metal thieves under bipartisan legislation signed into law Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new law, years in the making, caps direct cash transactions for metal at $25 and requires scrap yards to mail payments to an address provided by the seller of commonly stolen items: catalytic converters, air conditioners and copper wiring.

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