SW Michigan

6:40 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Appeals Court Upholds Moving Michigan Court of Claims

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Court of Appeals concluded that move did not violate Michigan Constitution
LANSING -- A 2013 law moving the Michigan Court of Claims out of Ingham Circuit Court and making it a part of the Michigan Court of Appeals is not unconstitutional but is "fairly subject to criticism," an appeals panel ruled Tuesday.
6:28 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Tampered Vitamin Bottles Found in Meijer Stores in Kalamazoo County

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Items placed in the bottles include candy, walnuts and cat food
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Meijer Inc. stores in Kalamazoo County are reporting instances of tampering with packages of over-the-counter vitamins in their stores, where the vitamins replaced with a variety of other products, including chocolate chips, cat food or another drug, according to a press release by the Portage Department of Public Safety.
6:19 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Trial Begins in Enbridge Lawsuit

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About 30 cases have been filed against company related to 2010 oil spill, more than 20 have been settled
Two Michigan men testified Wednesday that a 2010 oil spill into the Kalamazoo River destroyed their business and they want Enbridge Inc. to pay for it. Charles Blakeman, Jr. of Bellevue and Robert Patterson of Mason said they were prevented from guiding disabled veterans on deer hunts in Fort Custer Recreation Area because of the spill and that they lost thousands of dollars.
6:16 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Demolition of Former Portage Schools Administration Building Complete

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District plans to covert property to green space
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - As the Portage Central High School marching band practiced on a recent early evening in the school's parking lot, the scene looked considerably different. Something was missing. It wasn't a tuba player or the band leader. The missing piece was next door at 8111 S. Westnedge Ave.
6:11 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Berrien County Sheriff Defends Having Surplus Military Vehicles

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Sheriff Paul Bailey says armored vehicles are only used when needed to provide safety for officers and the public
Posted: ST. JOSEPH - Federal programs that provide surplus military armored vehicles and other equipment to police agencies fill an important need and should continue, Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said. The department's tactical team has long used armored vehicles in situations involving barricaded gunmen, hostages, and serving warrants in drug cases when shooting is likely.

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