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I-Team looks at military equipment going to local counties
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:37:31 -0700

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Newschannel Three I-Team is on waste watch, examining military equipment going to West Michigan counties.

More families struggling in Midland County than stats show
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0700

It’s an unknown population, but they probably work in the same building as you, shop the same grocery store aisles and attend the same church.

14,000+ marijuana plants found in armed West Michigan camp
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:32:34 -0700

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan State Police are searching for the suspects tied to a large grow operation in an armed camp in Covert Township. The following is a news release sent by Michigan State Police:   On 07/29/2014 Southwest Enforcement Team received a tip on a marijuana grow in Covert Twp, Van Buren […]

Small Michigan Community Rebels Against Police Chief Over Civilian Reserve Officers, Armored Vehicles
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:41:46 -0700

Barry Township is a small Michigan community with less than 4000 residents, but Police Chief Victor Pierce acquired two Humvees and two armored personnel carriers from the U.S. Department of Defense to keep it safe. On the payroll, Barry Township has only four full-time officers and four part-time officers. According to the Detroit Free Press,

West Michigan police chief under review resigns
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:30:28 -0700

Barry Township — The police chief of a small western Michigan community has resigned in the face of a performance review over his aggressive enforcement approach.

Michigan police also militarizing with free federal surplus gear
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:41:46 -0700

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office keeps an MRAP (mine resistant ambush protected) vehicle it acquired from the federal government in storage. / Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press

Storms hit southern Michigan, with 60 mph gusts
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:25:57 -0700

Severe thunderstorms have been pushing across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, creating wind gusts nearing 60 miles per hour in places, knocking down trees and dumping as much as 2.6 inches of rain.

Area youth fare well at cattle show
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:29:12 -0700

More info For more information about the Michigan 4-H dairy youth program, contact Elischer at (517) 432-4306. For more information about the Michigan Dairy Expo, contact Dr. Joe Domecq at (517)...

Final stretch of I-75 reopened, clearing Metro Detroit freeways of flood debris
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:53:06 -0700

After working furiously to pump water from areas damaged by Monday's flood, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced Wednesday evening that all Metro Detroit freeways were open.

Driver In Double-Fatal Delaware Co. Crash Pleads Not Guilty
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:25:40 -0700

The driver in a double-fatal crash in Delaware County pleaded not guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide, and failure to stop with assured clear distance.