SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

"Battle Creek city commissioners will hold a second workshop to discuss ordinance proposals that would ban panhandling in downtown's public areas and set citywide rules on loitering and aggressive begging." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University has hired Tim Terrentine Sr. as vice president for development and alumni relations. Terrentine, currently executive vice president of Southwest Michigan First, will start in his new role Aug. 22. His appointment was made pending approval by WMU's board of trustees." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

COVERT — Nearly two dozen security workers at the Palisades nuclear power plant are on paid leave after inconsistencies in fire inspection records were found last month. Plant owner Entergy placed the workers on leave while it investigates the allegations, plant spokeswoman Val Gent said Monday. One of the workers’ duties is to do routine checks to look for any possible signs of fire. While she did not go into specifics on the allegations, Gent said “the bottom line is that we cannot tolerate employees stating they completed a task when they didn’t, and we are obligated to fully investigate any such instances.” (Herald Palladium)

"Washington — President Barack Obama presented the military’s top honor to an Ypsilanti man who the president said saved the lives of 44 American soldiers as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War." (Detroit News)

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A Republican state lawmaker says police officers who are guilty of misconduct should not be allowed to resign and hide their records from future employers.