SW Michigan

7:30 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Food Byproduct Recycling Company Announces Expansion in Battle Creek

City commissioners approved a brownfield redevelopment plan for the project earlier this month
ReConserve of Michigan Inc. will spend $8 million to renovate its facilities on Angell Street and another operating unit from Byron Center to Battle Creek. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company will remodel two 100-year-old industrial buildings and install equipment, grain bins and a railroad spur at its property, which includes four parcels at Angell Street and Upton Avenue.
7:22 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Medical Marijuana Bills Fail to Pass Senate on Last Day of Session

Legislation passed the House, but would have to be reintroduced next year
LANSING The last day of the lame duck session was expected to bleed into the wee hours of Friday morning as legislators finished up work for the year. But some of the bills received final passage on the last day of the 2014 legislative year.
6:27 am
Fri December 19, 2014

WMU Women's Basketball Routs Trine 81-45

Jessica Jessing led the Broncos with 12 points
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan women's basketball team's balanced attack proved to be too much for Trine to handle, as the Broncos rolled past the Thunder 81-45 at University Arena on Thursday. With the win, the Broncos improve to 5-3 on the season.
6:20 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Contract Extension for WMU Football Coach P.J. Fleck Makes Him Highest Paid Coach in MAC

Base salary of $225,000 will be paid by university, the rest comes from donors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- P.J. Fleck made another very big wave Thursday evening. The second-year Western Michigan University football coach officially signed a six-year extension through the 2020 season and he will become the highest-paid coach in the Mid-American Conference with a guaranteed annual salary of $800,000 per year, according to a WMU press release.
6:16 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Kalamazoo County Warns of Norovirus and Influenza

Frequent hand washing and keeping hands away from face are recommended
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Local outbreaks of norovirus and influenza has Kalamazoo County health officials warning residents to practice good hygiene as Christmas week approaches. "We've had a couple of facilities reporting norovirus outbreaks," although the department is not releasing the names of the institutions involved, said Mike Phillips.

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