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Mumps confirmed in Calhoun County Jail

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Health officials have confirmed cases of mumps within the Calhoun County Jail. The Calhoun County Public Health Department says there are no confirmed mumps cases outside the jail within the county. The health department and sheriff's office took immediate steps to separ


Health officials battle mumps outbreaks at jails

BATTLE CREEK (WKZO AM/FM) --It’s not the measles, but another childhood desease that had nearly been wiped out has appeared in several inmates at the Calhoun County Jail. Jail officials say they have had an outbreak of the mumps. They have isolated the inmates that have been diagnosed with the viral


Idlewild man gets break from judge for probation violation

CORUNNA — A man was sentenced to one year in the county jail for a probation violation Thursday in 35th District Court by Judge Matthew Stewart — and then, thanks to the efforts of a Veterans’ Administration counselor, was released from the jail sentence and allowed to enroll in a substance abuse pr


Battle Creek Fire Department Called To Vacant Building

Battle Creek fire crews had to respond to reports of a fire at a vacant office building Thursday afternoon. The Battle Creek Fire Department says they were called to the former Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center at 393 East Roosevelt Avenue across from Kellogg Community College just after noon


Michigan boy calls 911 asking for McDonald's, police respond

WYOMING, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 5-year-old Michigan boy had a craving for fast food early Sunday morning and with his grandmother sleeping, he needed help. Possibly not yet savvy to place an online order on Grubhub or UberEats, Iziah Hall grabbed a phone and dialed three digits.


Wrong-way driver hospitalized after crash in Calhoun Co.

MARSHALL, Mich. — A man was hospitalized early Friday morning after crashing his vehicle while driving on the wrong side of a Calhoun County highway. It happened around 3:57 a.m. on I-69 near Marshall. Dispatchers received multiple reports of someone driving south in the northbound lanes at a high r


Michigan village seeks to sell land to medical pot industry

A northern Michigan village wants to sell a portion of its taxpayer-owned land for the development of medical marijuana facilities. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Kalkaska leaders voted this month to list nearly 10 acres for sale. The land is located within the industrial district, whic


Ideas For What To Do With This Parking Lot? Battle Creek Wants Your Input

The City of Battle Creek is looking for ideas for how a downtown Battle Creek parking lot could be put to better use. The City says they will be holding a public open house next Wednesday to discuss the city-owned parking lot at the southwest corner of McCamly and Van Buren Streets; the meeting will


Michigan DNR Ticket 3 West MI Men For Poaching Walleye

Three West Michigan men were ticketed and could lose their fishing licenses for catching way more than the daily limit of Walleyes from the Detroit River. Michigan DNR officers were alerted of the three men after someone saw them fishing and catching over the 5 per person, per day, limit according t


7 downtown Battle Creek churches unite for Good Friday service

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — More than 100 people congregated at the St.Philip Roman Catholic Church for the Good Friday ecumenical service and area priests and pastors said it's a unique Battle Creek tradition that unites many denominations.


Jury handed the murder case of a man killed in Claude Evans Park

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The jury was handed the murder case in the trial of a Battle Creek man accused of a killing in Claude Evans Park. Closing arguments wrapped up Friday morning at the Calhoun County courthouse and the case was handed over to the jury. Davion Brown, 18, faces life in prison if f


14-year-old girl drowns in pool at Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. (AP) — Officials at a northern Michigan resort say a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property. Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in three feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool.


DeltaPlex announces West Michigan Cannabis Expo to be held in October

The West Michigan Cannabis Expo will be held at the DeltaPlex, located at 2500 Turner Ave NW, starting Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. A statement announcing the event described is as a "blend of business and consumer expo that is perfect for cannabis professionals of all categories in the newly emerging Michigan


How dispensaries and venues in Michigan are celebrating 420, the unofficial marijuana holiday

DETROIT - There are plenty of events being held Saturday in celebration of 420, the unofficial national marijuana holiday. For those who are not aware, 420 refers to the cannabis-themed celebrations that take place annually April 20.


West Michigan men caught with 80 walleyes

LANSING, Mich. — Three West Michigan men were caught with 80 walleyes from the Detroit River on Thursday. Michigan Department of Natural Resources received an anonymous tip that three men had caught too many fish on the Detroit River and were heading towards Grand Rapids on I-96.


FORECAST: Dry, windy and warm

Breezy conditions can be expected once again for much of the area today. For locations to the northwest of Battle Creek to Mount Pleasant there will be plenty of sunshine. This will help temperatures to climb through the 50s with even some 60s expected.


Michigan State Police reminds residents to drive safely on wet roadways

DETROIT - The game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers wasn't the only thing affected by the rain Saturday. Police reported dozens of collisions in Metro Detroit in which they believed the rain was a factor.


Driver crashes into garage, injuring the homeowner inside

PORTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man drove his vehicle through a detached garage Saturday evening, injuring the homeowner inside. John Hendrickson, 55, of Union, was driving northbound on Sunset Boulevard when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the roadway and drove through a detached garage at abo


Storm Ready: Flooding safety requires residents, drivers to stay alert

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Thinking of severe weather, strong wind, hail and tornadoes are likely the first dangers that come to mind, but there's an even larger threat to life and infrastructure not often considered - flooding.


Michigan drivers pay the highest insurance rates in the U.S.

(KALAMAZOO, MI) (WKZO AM/FM) -- Drivers in Michigan pay more for auto insurance than anywhere else in the United States. High annual premiums are primarily due to Michigan’s unique no-fault insurance system, said Consumer Analyst Penny Gusner, which provides crash victims unlimited lifetime coverage