SW Michigan

7:14 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Kalamazoo Farmers Market Opens for Season Saturday With Changes

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At least 105 businesses are expected to participate on a regular basis
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, May 3, with some changes intended to improve customer access. Chris Broadbent, who manages the market for the People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo, said he has made layout changes to the market to make space for more customers, make the market easier to walk through and to increase business owners' abilities to interact with and sell to customers.
6:56 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Battle Creek Commissioners Raise Questions About Police Spending

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City manager's office has proposed a $43.5-million budget
Battle Creek city commissioners hammered city administration Tuesday, asking why the police department spent nearly $3 million more than had been budgeted over the past four years. The concerns were expressed as the administration presented its most recent budget proposal. "If you don't recognize what happened in the past," Commissioner Jeff Domenico said, "it's going to happen in the future.
6:13 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Questions Raised Over Conyers' Petition Signatures

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People not registered to vote may have collected signatures to get long-time Democratic Congressman on ballot
Rev. Horace Sheffield, a congressional candidate hoping to beat U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, in the August primary, may have found the perfect solution. The Detroit Democrat is challenging the petition signatures filed by Conyers, claiming that two of the people circulating petitions for the 49-year veteran of Congress weren't registered voters when they collected the signatures.
6:06 am
Wed April 30, 2014

K-Wings Season Ends with loss to Greenville

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Road Warriors took lead with less than two minutes to play in third period
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO - The Kalamazoo Wings season came to an abrupt end Tuesday night as the Greenville Road Warriors defeated the K-Wings 3-1 in game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Road Warriors took the series four games to two.
9:13 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Two Battle Creek Police Officers Out After Investigation

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Attorney for Jim Saylor and Maria Alonso says firings are a violation of constitutional rights
Two police department employees have been fired after a nearly two-month investigation, Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole confirmed Tuesday. Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor and Inspector Maria Alonso's terminations Tuesday are effective immediately after the two were placed on paid administrative leave March 5.

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