SW Michigan

3:39 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Judge sentences Elizabeth Campbell to pay $14,000, probation

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The Portage City Councilwoman will serve two years’ probation as well as one day in jail.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After her theft of more than $39,000 from the Portage Rotary Club was discovered last year, Elizabeth Campbell admitted her misdeeds and since then, has worked to pay back what she stole.
7:28 am
Tue January 21, 2014

South Haven streamlines process to demolish unsafe buildings

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Demolition of former church is expected to begin at end of April
SOUTH HAVEN - City officials here are so worried about the condition of a boarded-up former church downtown that it is surrounded by barricades and police tape to keep people away. But the situation will be remedied soon, when the structure is demolished.
7:21 am
Tue January 21, 2014

10 apply for vacancy on Kalamazoo School Board

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Interviews to be held at special meeting on January 27th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Ten people -- including a former school board trustee -- have applied to fill a vacancy on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education created by the Dec. 31 death of Trustee Lonnie Duncan.
6:22 am
Tue January 21, 2014

State lawmakers consider new regulations on scrap metal sales

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Governor Snyder briefly mentioned issue in last week's State of the State Address
Michigan lawmakers are scrapping to find a consensus to combat an epidemic of precious metals theft, a situation that frustrates law enforcement officials, victims and area recycling yards. At the center of the controversy is a behind-the-scenes battle over establishing more regulations and waiting periods before a scrap metal sale can be completed.
6:13 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kalamazoo School Board votes to put renewal of countywide tax on May ballot

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Portage to vote on millage renewal later this month
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday to ask voters to renew a 1.5-mill countywide school tax in May. To appear on the May 6 ballot, the proposal must be supported by school boards that collectively represent 51 percent of students in the Kalamazoo intermediate school district.

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