SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) The state will end its troubled four-year experiment with using private companies for food services in prisons. 

West Michigan's economy got off to a good start for 2018. Benton Harbor Schools Superintendent is placed on paid leave pending an investigation. WMU men's basketball edges Miami. 

State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing)  Some state lawmakers want to end the practice of allowing police agencies to seize and hold onto cash, cars, and other assets that they think might have played a role in illegal activity. State law allows police departments to keep seized assets even if a suspect is never charged or convicted of a crime. 

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(MPRN-East Lansing) About 100 people marched on Michigan State University’s campus Tuesday. 

A jail sentence of up to 15 years in prison for the man convicted of killing Comstock Township's Fire Chief. State Budget Director Al Pscholka won't run for a Southwest Michigan state Senate seat. A WMU forward is the NCHC's freshman of the week.

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