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Marijuana Extraction Facility Discovered Near Richland School
Richland Police were investigating a mobile home near Gull Lake Middle School, because they believed a marijuana growing operation was taking place. Inside the home, police found things like motor oil and butane gas, which led them to believe that the occupants were using the space to create hash oi…
Kalamazoo Neighbor Murderer Sentenced To At Least 15 Years In Prison
44-year-old Todd Maneke appeared in Kalamazoo County Court on Monday, January 30, where a judge ordered him to serve between 15 and 20 years in prison; he pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of 88-year-old Alfred Minka last month.
Brewery, Restaurant, Apartments And More To Fill Vacant Marshall Building
Grand River Brewery was founded in the city of Jackson in 2013, and their second location is currently being installed into the Cronin Building at the corner of W. Michigan Ave. and S. Jefferson St. The Cronin Building is around 150-years-old, and over the decades has hosted a dry goods store, antiq…
Family of Detained Polish Doctor Says Child Abuse Claims Are Untrue
Dr. Lukasz Niec was picked up by ICE at his Kalamazoo area home last week, and has been lodged at the Calhoun County Jail ever since. Allegations of child abuse were raised during a custody dispute with the mother of his daughter.
Kellogg’s Sued Over Religious Discrimination By Seventh-day Adventists
When the plant began requiring workers to work every other Saturday, two Seventh-day Adventist workers were fired, because they do not work on Saturdays.
Southwest Michigan Traffic Stops Prompt ACLU Letter To State Police
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is asking for the Michigan State Police to take a close look at how it conducts traffic stops. The ACLU says that they have been receiving several complaints from citizens about possible racial profiling while being pulled over on a stretch of I-94 in s…
Athens Area Schools Employee Investigated For ‘Inappropriate Conduct’
The district sent out a letter on Wednesday, with district Superintendent Joseph Huepenbecker saying that school officials contacted law enforcement and child protective services after they learned of the possibility of inappropriate conduct by an employee.
Bills Allowing Hunter Pink, Strung Bow Transport Introduced In MI House
A package of bills introduced in the Michigan House Tuesday and co-sponsored by Battle Creek representative Dr. John Bizon would relax some hunting regulations. The primary sponsor for the bills is Rep. Steve Johnson from Allegan County.
Three Arrested After Chase Weaves Through Southwest Michigan
Three people are in custody after a multi-county chase through southwest Michigan. Around 3am Tuesday, a Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle in Bloomingdale for having an obstructed plate; instead, the vehicle fled east.
Bell’s Brewery Loses Trademark Dispute To Tiny North Carolina Brewery
Bell’s filed the federal complaint in 2015, after Innovation Brewing applied for a trademark. Bell’s claimed that the brewery’s name sounded too similar to their own marketing phrase, “Bottling innovation since 1985”