State Offers Millions To Help Erase Criminal Convictions
The State of Michigan is doing more than just allow people to get some criminal records cleared from their public records. It’s now making $4 million available to help them through any legal barriers to get it accomplished.
State Employee Embezzlement Scheme Worked – For A While
A now-former employee of the State of Michigan is being accused of coming up with an elaborate scheme to siphon money from state accounts. State investigators say 49-year-old Joseph Pettit got away with it for several years. His time ran out with his arrest.
Will Manufacturing Plan Help Battle Creek and Kalamazoo?
Michigan Democratic US Senator Gary Peters wants to build up America’s manufacturing base. The Senator is introducing a package of bills in Washington that he says will bolster America’s focus on making things at the industrial level.
Calhoun County Services Stressed By Migrant Kids At Starr
Calhoun County Board Chair Steve Frisbie is writing on his Facebook page that the decision is diluting, if not threatening, vital services for Calhoun County residents. Frisbie says the situation is unacceptable.
Battle Creek Schools Go Back To Online Learning
The Battle Creek Public Schools Board of Education is voting to take classes online beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, April 14, 2021). The decision means no classes for the district today in order to prepare for resuming virtual learning tomorrow.
Battle Creek And Kalamazoo Area Farmers Battle COVID
Local farmers who are members of the Calhoun and Kalamazoo Farm Bureau organizations are being encouraged to post on social media about the benefits of vaccination. They’re also being asked to tag the HHS department with #WeCanDoThis.
Battle Creek Area Residents May Apply For COVID Funeral Help
Battle Creek and Kalamazoo residents are now able to apply for federal funeral assistance. It’s available for individuals or families who have lost relatives to COVID-19.
State Rep. Moves To Block Virus Passports In Michigan
Iron Mountain Representative LaFave says there are just too many issues surrounding the virus controls to say people who don’t have a card of some sort should have their activities restricted.
Roadblock Faces Unlock Michigan Petition Drive
The former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party is taking position front and center on behalf of an activist group known as Keep Michigan Safe. Mark Brewer is now leading the legal effort to disqualify the Unlock Michigan petition drive.
7 Mile Long Road Rage Incident In Battle Creek Leads To Arrests
A road rage incident in Battle Creek is leaving two area men in jail. If you were driving around Battle Creek yesterday, you might have been near what turned into a long-drawn-out rolling incident.