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Battle Creek Woman Claims Man Paid For Sex With Fake Money
Just before midnight Tuesday a 32-year-old Battle Creek woman approached a police officer, and said she had been given two suspicious $100 bills. She told officers that she went to a gas station with the money, and the clerk told her it was counterfeit.
Albion City Manager Moved From Paid To Unpaid Leave
For an undisclosed reason, LaTonya Rufus was placed on paid administrative leave in January as she was also under a personnel investigation. Now, the Albion City Council has voted unanimously to move her leave from paid to unpaid.
Coldwater Pig Processor Had Two Incidents of ‘Inhumane Treatment’ Last fall
The USDA federal inspectors observed the violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act at the Clemens Food Group’s Coldwater facility in August and October 2018.
Gov. Whitmer Wants Michigan To Follow Battle Creek’s Lead On Distracted Driving
Last week, the Battle Creek City Commission approved an ordinance which prohibits the use of a cell phone for texting, talking, or anything else while behind the wheel. Gov. Whitmer indicated support for something similar on the state level.
Man Who Allegedly Walked Out Of Calhoun County Jail Could Face Six More Years
43-year-old Edwin Walker was arraigned Wednesday on a charge related to his escape from jail, a charge that could carry up to six years in prison; he could get even more than that as several other crimes were committed during the alleged flight.
No More Talking On the Phone While Driving In Battle Creek
In Michigan, it's illegal to text and drive, but this ordinance also prohibits talking on the phone and "sending, receiving, and reading" any data on a cell phone while behind the wheel. Use of a hands-free device will still be allowed.
Former Athens Teacher Can’t Argue Sex With 16-Year-Old Was Consensual
A former Athens High School teacher will not be able to defend himself against accusations of sexually assaulting a student of his by claiming the girl was a willing participant.
17 Dogs Rescued From Subzero Temps In Emmett Township, Animal Cruelty Charges Sought
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says that during this polar vortex weather that at times saw wind chills as low as -40 degrees F, they received reports of barking dogs left outside an Emmett Township property that appeared to be in distress.
Gary Peters Aims To ‘Stop STUPIDITY’ With Anti-Shutdown Bill
The bill would automatically renew funding for government agencies at the same level as the previous fiscal year, adjusted for inflation; the only exempted agencies would be the Legislative branch and the Executive Office of the President.
ACLU Files Complaint With Feds Over ‘Racially Hostile’ Paw Paw Schools
The ACLU cites information they obtained from the Freedom of Information Act regarding complaints made by students regarding racially charged incidents.