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Alert issued for Battle Creek burglary suspect after one suspect arrested
Trever Cahoon was named as a suspect in a number of break-ins and thefts in the Battle Creek area. Deputies believe he and William Jones, who was arrested,broke into houses in the Binder Park Hills subdivision.
Battle Creek man faces life in 10-year-old rape case
Thomas J. Swarmes, 34, was arraigned Wednesday on four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in the 2008 rape of an 8-year-old girl.
Battle Creek native named new fire chief
City Manager Rebecca Fleury said Wednesday she has selected Brian Sturdivant, the deputy chief of Petersburg, Virginia, and made him a conditional offer to succeed Dave Schmaltz, who resigned in April.
Police & Fire: Drunken crash, boy with BB gun, parental kidnapping
TEEN WITH GUN:A 14-year-old Battle Creek boy was arrested on a charge of felonious assault after he pointed a gun at a resident on Academy Street, Battle Creek police reported. The resident, 47, said he was standing on his porch about 8:48 p.m. Monday when the teenager walked by the house and pulled
Former Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge is coach for a day for Battle Creek youth players
Working with kids to help kids, it's all a perfect fit for former Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge, who still looked like a kid at heart while spending time at a practice at a Battle Creek baseball diamond this week.
Foster care parents fighting mother of seven to keep custody of three children
A Battle Creek couple was matched with two boys and a baby girl who were removed from the care of Geneva Isom, 32, by Child Protective Services. But the path to parenthood for Charlie and Chris Fulbright has been full of challenges.
Battle Creek to auction parts of old police station
"It's a unique auction with gently-used items ranging from a complete shooting range to office furniture," said Ed Ouellette, president of Biddergy.com.
Kalamazoo ranks as one of the top affordable cities for outdoorsy people
Coming in at the No. 4 spot, the article says Kalamazoo earned the spot because of the many RV Parks and campgrounds, the number of ponds, lakes and rivers, and for the farmers market downtown.
New fully operational Battle Creek Police headquarters opens Thursday
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. —The new police station in Battle Creek starts operation on August 16, 2018.The City of Battle Creek announced that all police have moved into the new headquarters located at 34 North Division Street and the building will open at 6 a.m. Thursday.The building cost nearly $16 milli
Woman accused of recording sexual abuse of a 1-year-old headed to trial
Michigan State Police say Jayme Lapoint, 19, took video of the abuse. Troopers believe she's connected to a much larger child porn ring in West Michigan.
Medical marijuana facility to bring 400 jobs to Marshall
"Housing is always very short in most towns, so we're hoping this will generate some new housing starts for us here," Tarkiewicz told 24 Hour News 8.
Battle Creek taps 25-year veteran firefighter from Virginia as city's next fire chief
He's a native of Battle Creek, but has served fire departments from California to Virginia; now, Brian Sturdivant is preparing to lead Battle Creek's fire department.
Four suspects wearing Halloween masks rob Kalamazoo store at gunpoint
Four suspects wearing Halloween masks came in and demanded money from the clerk, according to KDPS. Police said two in the group were armed. The suspects went around the employee counter, and took cash right from the register before running away.
Former Tigers All-Star Brandon Inge comes to Battle Creek
Former Tigers All-Star Brandon Inge At Lakeview High School Tonight On Behalf Of The "Chad Tough" Foundation, Which Was Founded By Tammi Carr...The Daughter Of Former Michigan Football Coach Lloyd Carr.Inge Holding A Clinic For A Couple Of Local Youth Teams...The 8U Battle Creek Shamrocks And The 10
Battle Creek man sentenced in shooting death during drug deal
Robert Amerson, 25, was sentenced to 57 months to 10 years in prison after his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm following the shooting death of Kyle Brown.
Free and Fun: International SummerFest, Color the Creek block party
What:Color the Creek will culminate with a block party featuring live mural painting, music from Detroit's Servicetech Electronic DJ group, kids' art activities, food trucks and vendors.
Battle Creek residents reminded of office closures due to move to new police headquarters
The city’s records division will be closed Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 during the move.
Police & Fire: Man taken to hospital after he was struck
MAN CLUBBED: A Battle Creek man, 58, was taken to Bronson Battle Creek after he was struck in the head near Monument Park at 16 S. Division St. about 1:17 p.m. Saturday. Battle Creek police said they found the man on the ground, bleeding from the face. He told police his wife was arguing with a man
E. coli contamination closes Ramona Park Beach until further notice
City officials announced the closure Tuesday morning. According to the Kalamazoo County Department of Environmental Health, water testing revealed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria at the beach on Long Lake. The county will conduct further testing, and the beach will remain closed until the water
Facebook predator 'watchdog' group's tip to police leads to child porn charges
Edward Sobie, 58 of Albion, was arrested on child pornography charges after a tip from the founders of the Facebook group 517 Child Predator Exposures. Sobie is a member of the Board of Trustees at Albion First United Methodist Church.