Kalkaska http://michiganradio.org en Attorneys hope for new trial for Michigan man convicted of 1996 murder http://michiganradio.org/post/attorneys-hope-new-trial-michigan-man-convicted-1996-murder <p>Attorneys today&nbsp;will ask for a new trial for a man convicted of a 1996 rape and murder in Kalkaska.</p><p>They say new evidence raises serious doubts about the man’s guilt.</p><p>Jamie Lee Peterson is serving a life sentence for the 1996 murder of Geraldine Montgomery. He did confess to the crime, but he later recanted.</p><p>Last year, authorities arrested another man after DNA evidence connected him to the crime.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:10:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16316 at http://michiganradio.org Attorneys hope for new trial for Michigan man convicted of 1996 murder 2 Michigan schools could close early; in 1993 Kalkaska did it on purpose http://michiganradio.org/post/2-michigan-schools-could-close-early-1993-kalkaska-did-it-purpose <p>No doubt, public schools in Michigan are struggling.</p><p>Around 400 students in the Buena Vista school district in Saginaw <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/buena-vista-school-district-could-be-headed-down-path-emergency-manager">have been shut out</a> after the district announced they couldn't make payroll.</p><p>And it was revealed yesterday that <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/second-michigan-school-district-could-close-its-doors">Pontiac schools </a>are close to running out of money and might have to close their doors early.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 16:50:12 +0000 Mark Brush 12517 at http://michiganradio.org 2 Michigan schools could close early; in 1993 Kalkaska did it on purpose