SW Michigan

6:31 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Hearing Set to Determine Future of Bangor City Manager

Ryan Fellows has been on paid administrative leave since November 20th
BANGOR - The fate of Bangor City Manager Ryan Fellows' job future may be decided at an upcoming hearing. Bangor City Council members voted, 6-1 this week to schedule a hearing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6. at City Hall to determine whether allegations brought against Fellows are grounds for dismissal.
6:07 am
Thu December 18, 2014

K-College Women's Basketball Routs Adrian 82-51

The Hornet host Earlham on Saturday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo College women's basketball team defeated the Adrian Bulldogs 82-51 on Wednesday night. The women move back above .500 with the win and are now 5-4 this season and 2-1 in MIAA conference play. The Hornets jumped out big in the first half, opening up the game with an 11-0 run.
9:35 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Snyder Says "Positive Progress" in Road Funding Talks, but Deadline Nears

Talks scheduled to resume Thursday morning
LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders will take one more stab at securing a long-term road funding deal on Thursday before lawmakers leave town for the year. They tried three times Wednesday, meeting behind closed doors for a series of discussions that the governor insists are heading in the right direction.
9:31 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

"Religious Freedom" Bill Stalls in State Senate

15 Senators asked Majority Leader to Take Up Bill
Some powerful voices are aligned on both sides of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, but it appears the bill that provides protections for "sincerely held religious beliefs" will die for the year. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, hasn't put the issue on the agenda and said he's not inclined to include it in the final days of the lame-duck session.
9:22 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Michigan's Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.7% in November

Total employment rose by 13,000 over the month
LANSING, MI -- Michigan's unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent in November, the lowest rate the state has seen since April 2006. That's according to the Michigan Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB), which released the numbers today. The number represents a .4 percentage point drop from October's unemployment rate of 7.1 percent.