SW Michigan

9:56 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Duggan sworn in as Detroit mayor

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Says he'll work to move city "back to elected leadership
Detroit Mike Duggan is officially Detroits 75th mayor after taking the oath of office just after 11 a.m.Wednesday in the mayors office on the 11th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.
9:36 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

10 homicides reported in Kalamazoo County in 2013

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Eight of the homicides were in city of Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In the first 20 weeks of 2013, not a single homicide was reported in Kalamazoo County. But that changed in the early morning hours of May 21, when 35-year-old Tawana Henderson was gunned down on Cobb Avenue on Kalamazoo's north side.
9:25 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

About 1,300 turn out for One One Run in Kalamazoo

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Proceeds from the run go to Boys and Girls Club of Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Lots of people resolve to exercise more in the new year. But the 1,300 or so people in Spring Valley Park on New Year's Day weren't waiting even 24 hours to put their resolution into practice.
9:22 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Fiat reaches deal to buy remaining shares of Chrysler

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Deal erases need for initial public offering of Chrysler shares
On the first day of 2014, Fiat, Chrysler and the UAW's Retiree Medical Benefits Trust agreed to a $4.35-billion deal that gives Fiat total ownership of its U.S. partner. It resolves a bitter legal dispute over the value of Chrysler's shares and will give the embattled Italian automaker access to Chrysler's cash.
4:32 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Crime down, but police work on regaining public trust

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Seven homicides in Calhoun County in 2012 and five in 2011
Calhoun County law enforcement officers start the new year fighting crime and fighting a negative image. Crime fighting went well in 2013 as most officials expect final year-end figures to show that most crime was down. Calhoun County recorded only one homicide this year, a number well below what anyone can remember for decades.

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