SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"LANSING — When lawmakers return to Lansing to begin a new session on Wednesday, taxes, workforce training and benefits reform for public employees will top the agenda." (Detroit Free Press)

"KALAMAZOO — It may have taken five years, but the partners behind one of the largest mixed-use projects in downtown Kalamazoo finally have secured the financing they need for the development." (MiBiz)

"BRAMPTON, ON-- Kyle Bushee had three points and Tanner Sorenson provided clutch scoring to increase the Kalamazoo Wings' winning streak to three, as the Wings earned a 3-2 overtime victory over the Brampton Beast at the Powerade Centre on Sunday." (Kalamazoo Gazette/K-Wings)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- One person has died after an overnight fire at a high-rise senior apartment complex on Crosstown Parkway, public safety officials say. Firefighters rescued the resident from a seventh-floor balcony, but she died later at Bronson hospital. Residents at Crosstown Parkway Senior Community Apartments were taken to the Kalamazoo YMCA to keep warm." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck slept on an offer to become Minnesota’s next head coach, with a decision likely coming later Friday, multiple sources told The Detroit News late Thursday night and early Friday morning." (Detroit News)