SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"The Battle Creek Bombers fell to the Rockford Rivets, 4-3 at Rivets Stadium Monday night. The Bombers trailed 3-0 early on, but rallied back to tie the game in the fifth, before falling" (Battle Creek Bombers' website)

"YPSILANTI, MI - In an effort to reduce its budget for the coming year, Eastern Michigan University will lay off about 10 people and eliminate another 40 vacant positions. EMU Interim President Don Loppnow said "approximately 10" positions will be laid off once a 30-day "bumping" scenario is completed for bargained employees." (MLive)

"The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s appeal of his public corruption conviction, putting a final end to Kilpatrick’s bid to overturn his 28-year prison sentence." (Detroit News)

"Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's wide-ranging probe into the Flint water crisis could cost as much as $4.9 million, more than triple the amount allocated by the state in a contract in March, according to a posting on the state Administrative Board website." (Detroit Free Press)

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati says a lawsuit against the Kalamazoo County Road Commission must go to trial.

In a ruling released Monday, June 27, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the federal court for the Western District of Michigan that dismissed Terry Tilley's lawsuit filed in 2011. It said Tilley was fired after seeking time off under the Family Medical Leave Act.