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Audit: Unit inspecting Mich. school buses understaffed
Review says state inspectors relied too heavily on school districts to say problems were fixed       
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Audit: Unit inspecting Michigan school buses understaffed
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - An audit says the Michigan State Police division that inspects school buses is understaffed and has failed to ensure problems are fixed. The Michigan Office of the Auditor General looked at the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, which keeps tabs on the condition of thousands of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Michigan School bus Bus Kalamazoo Michigan Lansing Michigan School Michigan State University Truck
Teen shoots himself after fatally shooting another
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A “distraught” teenager in southwestern Michigan killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun, police said Tuesday. The two shootings occurred Monday night in an alley in Kalamazoo. Police said a witness reported no argument or altercation between the 17-year-olds, who knew each other. “Once the first person...
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Michigan teen kills self after fatally shooting friend
The teens were found dead in a remote alley.
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Police: Car was going 100 m.p.h. before plunging into Kalamazoo River
A car which crashed into the Kalamazoo River last week was traveling nearly 100 m.p.h. seconds before it hit a bridge.        
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Police: Boy, 4, in critical condition was kept in locked room
A 23-year-old mother was arrested and a warrant is being sought for a 34-year-old man after Battle Creek police said they began a child neglect investigation.        
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Parents join Kalamazoo district's plan to sue Michigan
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Several parents are joining a planned lawsuit against Michigan's School Reform Office over its threats to close low-performing Kalamazoo schools. Kalamazoo Public Schools and nine parents say the state office lacks the legal authority to determine if schools should close. Superintendent Michael Rice tells the Kalamazoo ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Kalamazoo Michigan Michigan Primary school Primary education School Michigan State University State Authority
Man acquitted in 1988 fatal shooting over drug debt
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) - A man who was a witness for prosecutors and had immunity for his testimony about a 1988 southwestern Michigan slaying has been acquitted of murder in the case. A jury this week returned the verdict in the case of Guy Carl Simpson in Van Buren ...
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Ex-Western Michigan player says home invasion not his idea
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A former Western Michigan University football player facing armed robbery and home invasion charges has testified the crime was his co-defendant's idea. Nineteen-year-old Ronald George of Pittsburgh testified Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court in a preliminary examination for 18-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio. The ...
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Memorial to honor Kalamazoo shooting victims
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A permanent memorial is being planned to honor the victims and survivors of a shooting spree in Kalamazoo one year ago. The specifics of the memorial will be shared at a candlelight vigil on Feb. 20, the one-year anniversary of the incident. The vigil will also ...
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Canton driver burned in I-94 semi, car hauler crash
Semi-truck sideswiped car hauler on I-94 near mile marker 92, Michigan State Police said.        
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WMU, Kalamazoo on wild ride to football glory
The mid-major Broncos have become one of college football's most poignant stories, and one of two unbeaten FBS teams.        
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Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck rows boat to national stage
Fleck put his stamp on the program when he arrived in December of 2012        
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Mom, ex-boyfriend charged in 1992 blaze that killed 2 kids
GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A woman and her former boyfriend have been charged in connection with a southwestern Michigan fire that killed her two young children more than two decades ago. WWMT-TV, WOOD-TV and the Kalamazoo Gazette report Thursday that 45-year-old Krysta McFadden and 43-year-old Clint Dunning are being ...
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Broncos, Kalamazoo on wild ride to football glory
Justin Tranquill was a four-star prospect at a little town in northeast Indiana when a football coach from a school two hours to the north came knocking on his door.        
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Snyder non-profit airs ads to boost GOP hopefuls
TV ads telling the Michigan "comeback story" will support six Republican state House candidates.        
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