SW Michigan

7:52 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek Names New COO

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Jim McKernan has been vice president of Bronson HealthCare Midwest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - After conducting a nationwide search for its next chief operating officer, Bronson Battle Creek decided the best candidate was already within its ranks. James E. McKernan will become the next COO of Bronson Battle Creek and a senior vice president with Bronson Healthcare, effective March 10.
7:42 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

WMU Men's Basketball wins at Northern Illinois 74-71

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The Broncos remain one game behind Toledo for first place in the MAC West Division
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The Western Michigan men's basketball team defeated a surging Northern Illinois team on Sunday, 74-71, in DeKalb, Ill. The Broncos (14-8, 7-3 Mid-American Conference) turned a four-point halftime lead into a 16-point advantage during the second half, but the Huskies came roaring back.
3:43 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Obama Signs Farm Bill at MSU

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Before the signing, President Obama had lunch with Detroit mayor Mike Duggan to discuss the city's bankruptcy.
EAST LANSING - President Barack Obama is headed to Michigan State University today, where he'll sign the farm bill and talk about its importance to the nation's economy. Obama likely picked MSU as the location for his bill signing because of Michigan Democratic Sen.
12:59 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Judge Says Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Emergency Manager Law Can Move Forward

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Detroit and Benton Harbor are among the five Michigan cities under control of an emergency manager
Detroit A federal judge has reopened a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigans emergency manager law, an attorney for plaintiffs in the case said Friday. John Philo, legal director for the Sugar Law Center, said U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh ruled on Thursday that the suit may proceed.
11:29 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Attorney General to Launch Investigation of How Prisoner Escaped From Ionia

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Union officials said this week that David Elliot's escape was easier because guard towers are now empty to save money
The Michigan Attorney Generals Office will conduct an investigation into how a man imprisoned for multiple murders was able to escape from the Ionia County Correctional Facility on Sunday and remain on the loose for nearly a full day. Michael David Elliot, 40, walked past a string of security cameras and guards to open a prison fence with his bare hands.

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