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Battle Creek garbage man drops off free gifts
BATLLE CREEK, Mich. – West Michigan’s Vashon Wanzer is a Battle Creek garbage man who’s making some drop offs with his pickups this holiday season. Vashon is giving out free Christmas presents to kids on his route.
Former Battle Creek man ordered to trial for sexual assault
A 66-year-old former Battle Creek man has been ordered to trial for sexual assaults involving three young girls. Roy Rolfe of Kalamazoo, a retired Battle Creek firefighter, faces up to life in prison if convicted of all charges in two cases involving two sisters and their cousin.
Battle Creek Mother Sentenced For Child Abuse Denied Withdrawal of Guilty Plea
A Battle Creek woman who was sentenced to prison for child abuse made an attempt to withdraw her guilty plea on Monday. The Battle Creek Enquirer says 23-year-old Meghan Schug had entered the guilty plea earlier this year to first-degree child abuse, following her arrest. She came to police attentio
Southwest Michigan’s Holiday Light Display Bucket List
Most of us probably have fond childhood memories of driving around or walking to see beautiful holiday light displays. Taking in the seasonal sights can help warm even the grumpiest of grumps into spreading cheer. Here is a list of where to find the best light displays in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Po
Battle Creek Man Arrested, Charged With Possessing ‘Large Amounts’ of Child Porn
A Battle Creek man is behind bars after police say he was caught up in an investigation into child pornography. The Michigan State Police say Wednesday that they began their investigation after detectives were notified of a large amount of child porn being downloaded. The investigation led to a sear
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
Battle Creek Police Working on Memorial for Fallen Officers
Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker was a guest on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins, and addressed several subjects, including the new marijuana law, and how fallen officers are honored.
The Best Meteor Shower of 2018 Is This Week
Will we be able to see the coolest meteor shower of the year in Kalamazoo or Battle Creek?. Space.com tells us we could see this amazing light show in the sky this Thursday and Friday Nights,
Where the Christmas lights are bright and the inflatables are plentiful
Locals spread holiday cheer through synchronized lights, unique displays and giant inflatables. When the sun sets, the home of John and Susan Hoeft becomes a local attraction. Like a moths to a flame, carloads of families line the street in front of their house at 116 19th Street North in Battle Cre
Cat Rescued From Fire At Battle Creek Residence
Firefighters in Battle Creek were able to rescue a family cat and return it to its owners following a fire Monday afternoon. Crews responded to the fire at a three story house at 84 Rambling Lane, which is used as separate apartments, just after 5:00 pm.
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.
Rental Rehabilitation program seeks to add affordable living to downtown Battle Creek
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The City of Battle Creek is trying to draw more people to the downtown area and it's prepared to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars. Reinvigorating downtown Battle Creek is easier said than done. Some city officials point to the Battle Creek Tower as the perfect example
Calhoun Co dispatchers face drug charges
BATTLE CREEK, MI (WTVB) - Two Calhoun County 911 dispatchers who are also married to Calhoun County Sheriff's Department deputies now face drug charges after an investigation that began this fall.
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
Police & Fire: Assault of an Officer, couch fire and theft
ASSAULT OF AN OFFICER: Two cousins, both 22-year old men, were arrested after Battle Creek police said officers were assaulted while investigating a death. Police were called at 8:38 p.m. Friday to the first block of Rambling Lane to investigate the death of a 41-year-old man. One of the men was ups
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
Mutilated body found in Michigan man's home identified as missing woman
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WXMI) -- Grand Rapids Police say that a woman's body found mutilated earlier this week is the body of a missing Kalamazoo woman. Police notified the family of Ashley Young on Friday before releasing the details via Twitter.
Battle Creek School Board OK’s Reopening Of Fremont Elementary
An elementary school in Battle Creek that closed two years ago due to declining enrollment has now had its reopening approved. Back in 2016, The Battle Creek Public Schools closed Fremont Elementary and Urbandale Elementary as the district faced serious financial and enrollment problems. All of that
What Could Be Coming To Lakeview Square Mall?
There has been quite a bit of bad news concerning Battle Creek’s Lakeview Square Mall, that bad news has been coming in the way of store closures. Well the Battle Creek Enquirer is now reporting that a Miami Florida based development company named Lionheart Capital has acquired the former Macy's and