SW Michigan

6:46 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Holland Reaches Agreement with Township to Acquire Land for New Power Plant

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Holland Township Trustees will take up matter Thursday
The Holland City Council approved a 425 agreement with Holland Township that will start the process of the city acquiring the property around the proposed location of the Holland Board of Public Works' new natural gas power plant that should be online by late 2016.
6:10 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Kellogg Community College President Reinstated After Investigation

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Investigation was launched after allegations that Dennis Bona was caught in sexual situation with a woman in his office
Kellogg Community College President Dennis Bona is expected to report to work this morning after an investigation into his "interactions with college personnel" turned up inadequate evidence to prove any wrongdoing.
8:43 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Kalamazoo Woman Sentenced to 26 Days in Jail for Trying to Block Enbridge Pipeline

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Jessica Clark was arrested in August and again in September protesting pipeline expansion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LA PORTE, IND. -- A Kalamazoo resident arrested twice last summer for trying to block Enbridge Energy from expanding its oil pipeline in northern Indiana was sentenced Wednesday morning to 26 days in the LaPorte County Jail in LaPorte, Ind.
8:38 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

37 Indicted in West Michigan Marijuana Investigation

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Government says defendant planned to harvest $3-million worth of marijuana
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Thirty-seven people have been indicted as part of an alleged multi-county marijuana grow operation. The government says the defendants used the state's medical marijuana law as a cover for the alleged operation.
5:12 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Detroit Pension Board Approves Retirement Benefits Cuts

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The Retirement System approved the proposal unanimously, but the process isn't done yet.
A Detroit pension board could vote this afternoon on a deal that would cut pension checks for non-uniformed city workers and retirees by 4.5% and eliminate cost-of-living adjustment increases to retirement benefits. But even if trustees for the city's General Retirement System accept the deal today, the cuts still would have to be approved by the pension fund's nearly 18,000 individual retirees and workers.