SW Michigan

6:45 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Benton Harbor officials say drop in crime linked to stricter code enforcement

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City officials say it's part of changing mind-set
BENTON HARBOR - A sharp spike in citations issued by the Benton Harbor Inspections Department for chipped paint and uncut grass has led to a decrease in burglaries and fires, the city's emergency manager says.
6:36 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kalamazoo City Manager candidates to be interviewed by City Commission Friday

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Finalists made presentations and answered questions on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Four candidates competing to replace retiring Kalamazoo City Manager Kenneth Collard told about 50 community members reasons why they want to be Kalamazoo's next city manager and answered questions posed to them by attendees on Thursday.
6:11 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Enbridge buys Ceresco Dam, plans for partial removal

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State approached company earlier this year about buying Dam in Calhoun County
CERESCO - Enbridge Inc. has purchased the Ceresco Dam and plans to remove nearly half of the structure while adding greenspace along the Kalamazoo River by spring 2014. More than 20 people attended a community meeting Thursday night at the Ceresco Baptist Church as Enbridge officials unveiled plans for what it called its "Ceresco Dam property redevelopment project."
3:14 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

New federal funds expected for Detroit

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White House officials say money won't impact on going bankruptcy reorganizing
Washington - Three cabinet secretaries and the White House point person on Detroit are expected to bring some new federal funds to the city when they meet with top Michigan and Detroit officials and community leaders Friday in Detroit.
2:46 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Special court for troubled veterans proposed for Van Buren, Allegan, Barry Counties

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Veterans court would be similar to drug courts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
According to Baillargeon, some veterans are not committing crimes due to simple criminality but because of problems resulting from their military service, such as post traumatic stress syndrome and substance abuse. "We'll try to grab ahold of some of these nonviolent felony and misdemeanor cases and try to put them in a program that will really follow them," Baillargeon said.

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