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Toy gun sparks police response outside Kalamazoo bar

When officers arrived on scene and tracked the person of interest down, they found a toy gun, according to police.

WWMT - 2018-08-14 07:00:18

Romona Park Beach in Portage shut down due to E. coli

The Kalamazoo County Department of Environmental Health announced the closure Tuesday, after reviewing the results of weekly water tests. The agency says the advisory impacts the park beach area only, not Long Lake as a whole.

WOOD - 2018-08-14 15:57:35

Gas leak leads to road closures in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A natural gas leak prompted road closures in Kalamazoo Monday.The leak along Portage Road near E. South Street was discovered around 10:30 a.m. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says a construction crew accidentally severed the gas line.Parts of Portage Road and Sou

WOOD - 2018-08-13 19:34:57

Authorities looking for parole absconder who may be linked to recent bank robberies in Kalamazoo

Lee is also a person of interest in two recent bank robberies, deputies say. The first happened on July 27, 2018 at the Comerica Bank on East Columbia Avenue in Battle Creek. The second happened on July 31, 2018 at the Chemical Bank on West Main Street in Oshtemo Township.

WZZM 13 - 2018-08-13 15:11:23

Kalamazoo man in critical condition after being run over by a truck

The 74-year-old man was walking with his wife when he was struck and then run over by a truck around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. The truck was driven by a 27-year-old Kalamazoo man, according to a news release from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office.


Man caught on camera pilfering construction tools from West Michigan middle school project

She said, “We went through a lot of work to get those projects off the ground and our taxpayers were willing to help us do that. And then when someone comes in and violates that trust, it's just hurtful.”

WWMT - 2018-08-14 19:47:08

Kalamazoo named in top affordable 'outdoorsy' cities

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo is ranked in the top cities considered to beaffordable and "outdoorsy,"according to Realtor.com.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 09:44:00

Suspect in paint can, table leg beating death enters guilty plea

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder as a third-time habitual offender Monday, Aug. 13 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-14 11:47:00

Suspects arraigned after weekend banquet hall stabbing

Jose Prieto, 36, and Emilio Gallardo, 23, were arraigned after a 38-year-old Kalamazoo man and 36-year-old Kalamazoo man were stabbed during a fight at the Renaissance Banquet Hall just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

WWMT - 2018-08-13 18:52:56

2 injured, suspect arrested after early morning stabbing in Portage

PORTAGE, Mich.– Two people are injured after being stabbed early Sunday morning.This happening just before 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Renaissance Banquet Hall in Portage.Police say that the two injured and the suspect were all attending a private party at the hall when the stabbing occurred


Private well testing for PFAS is expanding in Richland Township

“The MDEQ is expanding the investigation area to understand better the direction of flow of the PFAS that was found in earlier tests within the initial investigation area,” said Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department Health Officer Jim Rutherford in a release. “The only way we can

WWMT - 2018-08-13 16:54:39

The Man Behind Kalamazoo's Family Health Center

Walkeris a retired Borgess Medical Center executive. He served multiple terms on the Kalamazoo City Commission and on many boards. His resume also includes a stint, starting in the late 1960s, as executive director of the historic Douglass Community Association outreach center on Kalamazoo's norther


Police looking for suspect after alleged robbery in Kalamazoo

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, ran off with cash after threatening to hurt the employee. The suspect was last seen running east along W. Michigan Avenue. A a tracking dog was brought in, but was not successful.


Kalamazoo distillery Green Door is having an award winning year

It has been a pretty good year for Kalamazoo basedGreen Door Distilling. They've expanded their production, released new spirits, and even won some major awards.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-08-13 14:31:00

Sheriff: Robbery suspect on parole from 2009 bank robbery

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a parole absconder who is a person-of-interest in two bank robberies in July.

FOX17 - 2018-08-13 17:48:03

Police investigate hit-and-run crash in Kalamazoo

Police say there were two people inside at the time. The driver reportedly ran off after the vehicle struck a utility pole. According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the passenger, a male child was located and taken to the hospital to be checked over. It’s unclear if the boy was left b


Weekend Boil Water Advisory takes effect in parts of Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The City of Kalamazoo says it expects a “precautionary” Boil Water Advisory that took effect Friday will be lifted by Monday, at the latest.


59-year-old man missing out of Kalamazoo

Police describe Hobbs as a 5 foot, 8 inch tall black man with a thin build. He hays some partial facial hair, and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is requesting that anyone who may have seen this person, to please contact KDPS.


Kzoo police seeking tips to ID robbery suspect

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are seeking tips in identifying and locating the suspect in a robbery in Kalamazoo.It happened around 8:03 a.m. Saturday at a business located at 308 W Michigan Ave. in Kalamazoo.Police say the suspect went around the counter and threatened an employee while demandin


Kalamazoo Township man threatens police with knife, gets into pursuit

“Officers were really weary, he was clearly not himself,” Ergang said. “He had a weapon, so officers tried to engage him in conversation."