SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

The state Supreme Court refuses to hear a pre-trial appeal from the man accused of killing five bicyclists near Kalamazoo in 2016. A $97-million bond issue will be on the ballot in the Kalamazoo School District in May. WMU retires number 5 this weekend to honor men's basketball great Manny Newsome. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state House of Representatives started an investigation into Michigan State University Thursday. This stems from a former MSU sports doctor’s criminal conduct. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The state House Thursday adopted legislation to allow Michigan taxpayers to continue to claim the personal income tax exemption. The bill is supposed to make sure Michigan citizens don’t pay more as a result of the new federal tax law. 

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(MPRN-East Lansing) Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has yielded to demands that she step down over MSU’s handling of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Many of Larry Nassar’s victims were among those calling on Simon to quit. 

Kellogg Community College settles a lawsuit over free speech on campus. Michigan State University faces an NCAA inquiry over former sports doctor Larry Nasser. WMU men's basketball loses despite 40 points from Thomas Wilder.