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Albion opens downtown holiday pop-up shop to remind people what it's like to shop downtown
Collective Goods is open at 111 South Superior St. until Dec. 22, on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shop brings together 16 businesses from Albion and around the state, featuring holiday decor, clothing, handmade knives, olive oils, soaps, toys and baked good
Drug Charges Filed Against Two Calhoun County Emergency Dispatchers
Drug charges have been filed against two emergency dispatchers in Calhoun County. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that 27-year-old Heather Wilkins of Ceresco and 47-year-old Tammy Carroll of Marshall are both off the job and are awaiting court dates following an investigation that spanned several
Man who notified passerby of dead body charged with murder
ONEIDA TWP., MI – The man who told a passing motorist who picked him up where to find a dead body Sunday in Eaton County has been charged with murder. Joseph Steven Sadlak, 29, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 11 with open murder in the death of 44-year-old Clinton Billy Decker, according to the Eaton Coun
Police & Fire: Police investigating after man slashed in the face
APARTMENT FIRE: Battle Creek firefighters blamed careless smoking for a fire at 84 Rambling Lane at the Arbors of Battle Creek apartment complex. Firefighters were called at 5:08 p.m. Monday and said the first personnel to arrive were able to extinguish the fire with a water can. The fire was contai
Former Marshall teacher sent to prison for rape of student
A former Marshall teacher and assistant coach was sentenced to prison Monday after having a sexual relationship with a student. "There is no doubt in my mind that you are a predator and preyed on this child and injured her far beyond her bodily injuries," Calhoun County Circuit Court John Hallacy to
Calhoun County Road Department Now Offers Snow Plow Tracking
Calhoun County residents now have the ability to check road conditions before they head out after a snowfall. The Calhoun County Road Department says that a new snowplow tracker is in operation, and allows people to see where the county’s plow trucks have been within the past three hours. In order t
Grand River Brewery (Marshall)
It’s usually me who is pressuring J in to going out to eat at a new place someone has told me about but this past weekend, she turned the tables on me. We were planning our day on Sunday when J kept saying she wanted to go to Marshall. One of her colleagues has been raving about a brewery there and,
Snowmobile These Calhoun County Trails and You Will Get the Cops Called on You
Users of the Ott trail in Battle Creek will find a new deterrent in place to keep snowmobiles off the trail. The Calhoun County Trailway Alliance has installed bollards at bridge crossings on the Ott. The Alliance says snowmobile traffic can ruin the trail, broadwalks and bridge surfaces. Further, t
Alleged Meth Dealer to Stand Trial
55-year-old Marlin Davis was bound over for trial Monday by District Judge Michael Klaeren on a felony count of delivery of methamphetamine. Davis had been the subject of a long term investigation by the Jackson Narcotics Enforcement Team that had begun in 2017. Armed with a warrant, police searched
Hearing scheduled in arson case
JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- A court hearing was scheduled today for the LGBTQ activist accused intentionally starting a fire that destroyed his more. The prosecutor told News 10 there should be around 6 people testifying.
Multi Department Response To Industrial Roof Fire In Albion
At 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, Albion Department of Public Safety along with Sheridan Township, Albion Township and Marshall Fire Department’s responded to Knauf Insulation for a roof fire. The location was formerly known as Guardian Fiberglass.
Campaign to recall Jackson County sheriff underway
Jackson, Mich. - The recall campaign to remove the Jackson County Sheriff began Monday right in front of his office. FOX 47 News reported last week Sheriff Steve Rand declined to appeal recall language approved by the Board of State Canvassers.
Southern Michigan city plans $25 million project to transform downtown
ALBION, MI - Roughly 40 percent of the commercial space in downtown Albion is vacant. The glory days of the city's strong manufacturing presence in the mid-to-late 20th century are gone, with a population dwindling by the decade and downtown spaces ill-prepared for business or living.
Calling all landlords: City offering $300,000 to rehab rental properties
Downtown Battle Creek has just 27 apartment units. A market study done in 2015 found that there’s enough demand for up to 455. The Heritage Tower project will take care of some of that, adding another 85 units, but the need will still be there.
Battle Creek has a $2.4 million budget deficit
The city of Battle Creek has a $2.4 million deficit for fiscal year 2019, City Manager Rebecca Fleury said. Because of the shortfall, the city's senior staff plans to review city services and the positions that provide those services. That could mean the permanent elimination of jobs, Fleury said.
Jackson LGBTQ rights activist bound over in setting own home on fire
JACKSON, Mich (WLNS) - Nicole Christine Joy has been charged with First Degree Arson following a fire he started on Aug. 10, 2017. The fire destroyed his home in the 1800 block of Pringle Avenue and killed his two German Shepherds and three cats.
Lowell man charged with murder in connection with body found in Oneida Township
ONEIDA TWP. — Joseph Sadlak of Lowell was charged with murder Tuesday in Eaton County. The charge is in connection with the death of a man who was discovered in a home near Grand Ledge.
Jackson family wants answers from CPS
JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - A local family's frustration with Child Protective Services is boiling over because they can't get answers. CPS took a 5-day-old boy away from his mother, citing neglect. Two months later, the family still doesn't know what it will take to get him home.
Accused large-scale drug dealer heading to trial
JACKSON, MI – A suspected large-scale methamphetamine dealer found with one kilogram of meth in his car months after he was charged for possession of a much smaller amount is heading to trial.
Mother's effort to withdraw child abuse plea rejected by judge
A judge on Monday denied a motion by Megan Schug to withdraw her guilty plea to first-degree child abuse. Schug, 25, was sentenced 25 to 50 years in prison earlier this year after Battle Creek police said she beat and locked her young son in a dark closet for days where he lay in his own urine and f