SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

The former director of the Calhoun County Veterans Affairs office has been ordered to stand trial in circuit court on new charges. Scott Losey, 45, of Portage, is now charged with three high-court misdemeanors and three misdemeanors for money and gifts he solicited from veterans and family members seeking help with disability claims between 2010 and 2015. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Willie Nelson has postponed his concert tonight in Kalamazoo due to illness, according to a press release from Miller Auditorium. Miller Auditorium is advising all ticket holders to retain their tickets until the can be rescheduled for a later date. Once a new date is scheduled, ticket holders will be contacted and asked to exchange their tickets for new ones. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

According to a report by transportation research group, Michigan ranks worst nationally for its poor quality of rural roads and 14th worst for its rural bridges. The report was released Tuesday by TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C. (Detroit News)


(MPRN-Lansing) Vermont intends to move 319 high-security inmates to a privately run prison in Michigan. That would allow the GEO Group to re-open the facility in Baldwin that’s been closed since 2005, when Michigan scrapped its agreement with the company. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate could vote Wednesday on legislation that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. But Governor Rick Snyder (R) says he’s against the bills and hopes lawmakers will adopt a different course.