SW Michigan

6:51 am
Fri August 9, 2013

South Haven beaches closed due to high e.coli levels

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Van Buren County officials are advising people to avoid body contact with water at bathing beach areas on Lake Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN - North and South Beaches in South Haven have been shut down due to high E. coli levels, caused by heavy rains in the past few days. The results from a beach monitoring event on Wednesday.
6:46 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Kalamazoo County Probate Judge Donald Halstead to retire

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Governor Rick Snyder will appoint someone to fill the remaining 16 months of Halstead's current term
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County Probate Judge Donald R. Halstead has retired after serving the county for 32 years. The official date of his retirement was Monday, July 15. Reached for comment Thursday, Halstead said he decided earlier this year to retire so he can spend more time with his family.
6:21 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Enbridge asks EPA for extension of Kalamazoo River clean up

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Enbridge wants deadline extended beyond end of this year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. has asked the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency for an extension to complete dredging of the Kalamazoo River due to continued opposition of two chosen dredge pad sites surrounding Morrow Lake.
6:16 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy delays municipal bond sales

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Battle Creek is among the municipalities that have delayed issuing bonds
A third Michigan local government has postponed a bond sale, amid concerns Detroit's bankruptcy filing will change the rules of the municipal bond game and make it more expensive for communities to borrow money. Saginaw County, with 198,353 residents in mid-Michigan, delayed a $60.5 million pension bond sale on Thursday because investors were seeking higher interest rates.
2:56 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Federal judge says no new trial for Kilpatrick

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The former Detroit mayor's father was also convicted of a tax offense in the case.
A federal judge has refused to acquit or grant new trials to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and a city contractor. The decision Thursday clears the way for Kilpatrick's sentence for corruption on Sept. 3. Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson were convicted in March of a sweeping scheme to enrich themselves through fixed contracts, bribes and kickbacks.

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