SW Michigan

2:44 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Drivers under the influence to pay flat fees for Kalamazoo emergency response

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The new flat rates created by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety will be based on whether the driver got into an accident and if blood was drawn in the emergency room.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday adjusted emergency response fees that District Court applies to people convicted operating under the influence in the city Since 2001, the city has charged OWI defendants at a per-minute rate depending on an officer's rank, based on the amount of time the officer spent responding, investigating, arresting, processing, analyzing evidence and writing reports on individual cases.
2:22 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Detroit, Flint still most violent cities in America

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Both cities have the most murders per capita based on their population.
Flint and Detroit remain the most violent cities in America, according to FBI crime statistics released Monday. Flint, Michigan's seventh-largest city, saw an overall rise in violent crime - which includes murder, aggravated assaults, robberies and rapes. The city reported 2,774 violent crimes in 2012, nearly 400 more than 2011's total of 2,392, the FBI reported.
9:48 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Candidate for Kalamazoo City Manager withdraws

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Four candidates, including one internal candidate, remain in running to replace retiring Ken Collard
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Matt Zimmerman, city manager in Emporia, Kan., has withdrawn his candidacy for the Kalamazoo city manager job. Reached late Monday, Zimmerman, 52, confirmed he had withdrawn from the running late Friday afternoon, but declined to elaborate on his decision.
Forbes list
8:25 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Forbes list includes Kalamazoo, Portage residents

Three People with ties to Stryker Corporation are on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans - file photo
Credit WMUK

Forbes annual list of richest people includes former Stryker CEO John Brown, and heirs Rhonda Stryker and her brother Jon Stryker. 

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8:10 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Poll finds majority of Michigan residents support legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana

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Poll commissioned by group supporting pot legalization
LANSING, MI -- A majority of Michigan voters now support legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana in some capacity, according to the results of a new statewide poll. EPIC-MRA of Lansing conducted a live-operator survey from September 7 to 10, asking 600 likely voters what they thought about Michigan's current marijuana laws.