SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

NILES, MI -- Eight children and one adult have been released from Memorial Hospital in South Bend after treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning that killed a 13-year-old Niles boy Saturday, part of a group of kids enjoying a spring break getaway at a motel pool. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Ford is recalling nearly 53,000 of its F-250 series pickup trucks due to the risk that they could roll away while in park due to a manufacturing error. The recall affects the 2017 Ford F-250 built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant between Oct. 9, 2015 and March 30, 2017. The truck comes with a gasoline 6.2-liter engine. (Mlive)


Members of law enforcement are concerned about a bill waiting for a vote in a state House committee. The bill would take away the penalty for drivers who refuses a roadside breathalyzer test. 

KALAMAZOO, MI -- April 3 was not the final day of operation for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Kalamazoo. Showings at the 10-screen multiplex -- which introduced the dinner-with-a-movie concept to downtown Kalamazoo in November of 2013 -- will continue through Thursday and, perhaps, beyond. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Portage water and sewer customers are facing the smallest rate hike since at least 2006, which if approved would add about $4 a year to the bill.