SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

The Attorney General plans to file a civil lawsuit against a company responsible for two ruptured power lines beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Secretary of State asks a judge to dismiss Abdul El-Sayed's request to be declared eligible for the ballot saying there is "no actual controversy" over his status. WMU junior Jordan Kurth if the MAC West Division softball pitcher of the week. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) State lawmakers have a pile of bills aimed at curbing sexual assault. But some in the medical profession are concerned the legislation might go too far. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Inmates at a mid-Michigan prison are on lockdown after gang related fighting. Multiple fights broke out over the course of several days. 

A Superfund site in the Kalamazoo area remains on the EPA's list of top priorities. Two Democrats top $475,000 to campaign for the Congressional seat held by Republican Fred Upton. Governor Snyder releases a new school safety plan, but doesn't address the debate over guns. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) An electrical cable that leaked hundreds of gallons of mineral oils into the Straits of Mackinac will be inspected – as soon as the weather clears up.