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32 New Charter Schools Plan To Open In Michigan

Thirty-two new charter schools that meet “very specific educational needs” are scheduled to open in Michigan this fall.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

The Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, run by Southwest Michigan First.

Tech Tour Day Seven: Tech Rules The Zoo, And Battle Creek Too

Everybody in Michigan talks about startups and entrepreneurship. But few Michigan cities live it better than this community of 100,000 or so in the southwest corner of the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2013

Grand Valley State University's main campus in Allendale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

GVSU Signs Reverse Transfer Agreement With Kellogg CC

Grand Valley State University has signed a reverse transfer agreement with Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013


Battle Creek Man Charged With Killing Child In ’07

A Battle Creek man has been charged with killing a 4-year-old boy, five years after the case against him was dismissed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2013


Court Throws Out Charges In $7M Fraud Case

An appeals court has dismissed charges against two men convicted in a $7 million fraud, an extraordinary defeat for federal prosecutors in Michigan who waited too long to bring them to court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2013


Four Companies To Invest Nearly $45M, Add 223 Jobs In Michigan

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. Tuesday announced approval of Michigan Business Development and Community Revitalization program incentives to four companies planning expansions in the state. The projects are expected to generate up to $44.7 million in investments and add 223 new jobs in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/16/2013

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Battle Creek Cop Accused Of Being Drunk On The Job

A Battle Creek police officer is facing misdemeanor charges after investigators determined she was drunk while working.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2013


Closings Of Mich. Airport Control Towers Delayed

The expected closures of three air traffic control towers in Michigan are among 149 nationwide that will now be delayed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2013

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Battle Creek Paying To Keep Kellogg Airport Tower Open

A Battle Creek official says the city plans to contract with a private company to keep the control tower open at W.K. Kellogg Airport.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2013


Battle Creek Shines As Nation’s First ‘Beacon Community’

Grassroots and community leaders are joining with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region on a three-year initiative targeting social issues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2013