SW Michigan

9:46 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Consumers Energy says 6,500 in Kalamazoo County without power

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Nearly 19,000 in Barry County with no power Sunday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- It might not be until the day after Christmas that the nearly 6,500 Consumers Energy customers in Kalamazoo County affected by Sunday's power outage get their lights turned back on. Currently 6,497 customers in Kalamazoo County are without power due to an ice storm that struck overnight, Consumers Energy spokesman Roger Morgenstern said in a press release issued Sunday evening.
9:38 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Women's basketball: Oakland 72 Western Michigan 62

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Broncos are now 3-7 this season
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A 15-0 run midway through the second half helped Oakland women's basketball team defeat Western Michigan Sunday at University Arena, 72-62. The Broncos have a week off before their next outing, traveling to Valparaiso, Dec. 29, for the final non-conference game of the season.
9:33 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Warming Centers open in Barry and Calhoun Counties

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Red Cross will assess need for additional centers
IONIA, MI -- The American Red Cross of West Michigan has opened four warming centers after an ice storm overnight cut power to thousands of residents. Four centers in West Michigan are expected to stay open into the evening Sunday, Dec. 22.
9:29 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Thousands without power in Calhoun County, may not have it back until after Christmas

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Some may not get service back until Friday
Thousands of Calhoun County residents may face a cold Christmas after the weekend ice storm. About 9,500 county residents, most in the greater Battle Creek area, were without electric service Sunday night after more than a quarter-inch of ice formed on trees and power lines Saturday night.
2:16 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Audit finds Michigan veterans department lacked accountability failed to ensure benefits

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Agency says it has taken steps to address problems in report
LANSING - For nearly two decades the Michigan veterans affairs department has failed to track performance or spending by organizations receiving state grants to help vets access benefits and other assistance. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs also didn't make sure that county veterans counselors were properly trained or accredited, according to a report released Friday by the Michigan's Auditor General.

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