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Fresh tensions surface in Barry Township
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:04:38 -0700

BARRY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Three weeks after a small town police chief resigned in the wake of a public outcry for his firing, his former bosses are feeling the heat.

Authorities: Woman wounded in hunting accident
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:44:00 -0700

YANKEE SPRINGS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say woman has been wounded in a hunting accident in western Michigan. WOOD-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1plzOtS ) the woman was shot in the leg Sunday afternoon in Barry County's Yankee Springs Township, about 20 miles southeast of Grand Rapids.

Detectives collaborating to solve cold cases
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:24:44 -0700

Barry King sits in his Birmingham home--still waiting for some good news. "Tim's mother Marion was never the same person after Timmy died," he says of his now deceased wife.

Ex-police chief received pay, benefits to resign
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:17:59 -0700

Police/Fire Ex-police chief received pay, benefits to resign The former police chief in a small West Michigan community was given two months' pay with benefits as part of his agreement to resign last month. AP Wire Barry County Sep 23, 2014 Victor Pierce's annual salary was $42,500 as Barry Township's police chief, making two months' pay nearly $7,100, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported. The ...

Consumers Energy: Power restoration ahead of schedule
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:04:48 -0700

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Hundreds of people across West Michigan are still without power Sunday night, but energy crews are making progress.According to Consumers Energy, more than 600 people are without power in Kalamazoo County; Barry County i

Consumers Energy hopes to have most outages restored by Sunday night
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:18:55 -0700

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Consumers Energy says employees are working to restore power. Customers in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek may have to wait a little longer. About 1,100 employees are working to restore power across Michigan after Friday's storms. The compa

State's $8B test to coordinate Medicare-Medicaid care
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 05:19:16 -0700

Jay Greene - Michigan next year will join 10 other states in a bold experiment under health care reform that will begin to manage more than $8 billion worth of care for seniors and patients with disabilities who are covered under both Medicare and Medicaid. The goal of the three-year demonstration program is to reduce costs through greater coordination of care and to improve quality and outcomes ...

Goal of state's $8B test to coordinate Medicare-Medicaid care: Savings, quality for recipients
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:32:15 -0700

Jay Greene - Michigan next year will join 10 other states in a bold experiment under health care reform that will begin to manage more than $8 billion worth of care for seniors and patients with disabilities who are covered under both Medicare and Medicaid. The goal of the three-year demonstration program is to reduce costs through greater coordination of care and to improve quality and outcomes ...

Power Outages in West Michigan
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 08:49:02 -0700

WEST MICHIGAN- As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning, there are over 29,000 Consumers Energy customers without power after severe weather hit the region Friday evening. Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties were the hardest hit with outages, with over 23,000 customers without power. Here is the rundown of customer outages per county: Kent- 577 Allegan- 2,006 Barry- […]

Local Legion welcomes state commander
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:46:12 -0700

State of Michigan American Legion Commander Jim Wallace made a special visit to the Sturgis American Legion Post #73 for a luncheon Sunday.