SW Michigan

5:37 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Money for dangerous leaky tanks goes elsewhere

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An audit found that more than $200 million have been going to holes in the state's budget.
Michigan's fund for cleaning up leaking underground fuel tanks - a chronically underfunded effort is headed for an overhaul after a recent audit found that state officials diverted $216 million in designated cleanup funds to unrelated programs. The diverted money was used, over the last decade, to plug holes in the state budget, even while Michigan struggled to deal with the nation's second largest inventory of leaking underground gas tanks.
5:22 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Fruit farmers may be getting better harvests

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Rain during the growing season has been a big help to some fruit farmers.
PAW PAW, MI -- Harvest of blueberries, raspberries, apricots and sweet and tart cherries is underway in Southwest Michigan this week, at about the five-year average according to a weekly report by Michigan State University Extension educators Mark Longstroth, Bill Shane and Diane Brown.
5:17 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Medical marijuana patients must be residents

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A Michigan Court of Appeals made that ruling this week.
LANSING -- A Michigan appeals court ruled this week that the state's medical marijuana law requires cardholders to be Michigan residents, and held that immunity from prosecution under the law is a question for a judge, not a jury, to decide.
2:25 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage Council still thinking about fireworks rules

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Council members asked the administration Tuesday to present them with a proposed ordinance. An "emergency" fireworks ordinance adopted in June expires in mid-September.
PORTAGE, MI - As the last echoes of Fourth of July fireworks fade, Portage continues to wrestle with how to deal with fireworks restrictions the rest of the year. The Portage City Council on Tuesday took no action on a proposed fireworks ordinance that would regulate consumer fireworks all year, continue the ban on shooting them off from 1 a.m.
7:37 am
Wed July 10, 2013

New Berrien County Prosecutor selected

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Michael Sepic replaces Arthur Cotter who was appointed a district judge by Governor Snyder in May
ST. JOSEPH - The four Berrien County judges charged with finding a new county prosecutor wasted little time between interviews Monday and a hiring decision Tuesday.

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