SW Michigan

7:51 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Red Cross Helping With Clean up From Monday's Tornado in Kent County

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Clean-up kits will include shovels and cleaning chemicals
KENTWOOD, MI - Clean-up kits will be available today for those attempting to handle damage left by a tornado in the Kentwood area earlier this week. The American Red Cross of West Michigan will distribute the kits from the shelter at Kentwood Activities Center, 355 48th St.
7:28 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Zeeland Latest City to Add New Regulations on Fireworks

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2011 state law lifted restrictions on using many kinds of fireworks.
The city of Zeeland is the latest Michigan municipality to enact its own fireworks restrictions.While there have been few problems in Zeeland, council members said Monday night that they wanted to head off complaints heard from residents in more dense neighborhoods, such as those in Holland."We had fireworks since the last of April, every night, heading into Memorial Day and of course after that it hasn't quit," said Sally Anderson, who lives in Holland.
7:11 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Detroit Reaches Deal With Police Union With Bankruptcy Hearing Scheduled

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Trial over city's bankruptcy filing is scheduled for next month
Detroit The city reached an agreement late Tuesday with a key police union that could speed the citys exit from bankruptcy and shorten next months trial over Detroits debt-cutting plan. Though negotiations toward a five-year deal continue, the city and Detroit Police Officers Association reached agreement on wages, health care, retention payments and pensions.
6:32 am
Wed July 9, 2014

State Supreme Court Says "Juvenile Lifers" Won't Get New Hearings

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300 Michigan inmates are serving mandatory life sentences for murders committed when they were teenagers
LANSING - The Michigan Supreme Court, in a split decision, said Tuesday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making mandatory life sentences without parole unconstitutional for juveniles is not retroactive.
6:10 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Everest Institute to Close in Kalamazoo as Part of Agreement with Department of Education

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The for-profit college has been the subject of federal and state investigations
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The company that runs the Everest Institute will be closing its Kalamazoo campus, as part of a deal with the U.S. Department of Education. But students were still in class Tuesday and will be for several months to come.