SW Michigan

7:42 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Pshcholka, Nesbitt Among Republicans Who Could Run State House Speaker

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Current House Speaker Jase Bolger can't run for re-election because of term limits
A lot of things have to happen before Michigan's next Speaker of the House of Representatives is chosen, but some politicians, including Rep. Al Pscholka, are eyeing the leadership spot - albeit from a distance.
9:28 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

FBI Raids Barry County Sheriff's Office

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FBI spokesman and U.S. Attorney in Grand Rapids would not comment on nature of the investigation
HASTINGS - Federal authorities have executed a search warrant at the office of the Barry County Sheriff Department. David Porter, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Detroit, confirmed that FBI agents assisted the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General in the execution of search warrant on Wednesday.
9:25 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Western Michigan Eliminated From MAC Women's Basketball Tournament in 72-61 loss to Toledo

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The Broncos defeated the Rockets twice during the regular season
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Toledo women's basketball team is an uncharacteristically pedestrian 16-15 -- but it is dangerous. Ana Capotosto scored 21 on 8-of-10 shooting as the Rockets defeated Western Michigan, 72-61, Wednesday afternoon in a Mid-American Conference Tournament second-round game.
9:19 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Michigan Lawmakers Approve $215-Million for Road Repair, Construction

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Money will be split between road agencies hit hard by winter and road construction projects around state
LANSING, MI -- A compromise supplemental spending plan advancing through the Michigan Legislature includes $100 million to help state and local road agencies fill potholes this spring and another $115 million for infrastructure construction projects. The deal, finalized late Tuesday after negotiations between the House, Senate and governor's office, was approved around noon Wednesday by a six-member conference committee.
6:45 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Albion Splits Superintendent-Principal Positions

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Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper announced resignation in December, but said she might stay if jobs were separated
ALBION - The Albion Board of Education voted Tuesday to split its superintendent and principal positions, giving Superintendent Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper the chance to stay with the district three months after she announced her resignation.