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Sheriff's son pleads guilty to accessory charges in Van Buren County fatal shooting

Nikolas Abbott, admitting in court that he supplied the gun that was used in a fatal shooting in Bangor in February, has pleaded guilty to weapons and accessory charges. (FILE) Nikolas Abbott, admitting in court that he supplied the gun that was used in a fatal shooting in Bangor in February, has pl

WWMT - 2017-11-22 14:55:42

Heritage Christian Academy students pack 10,000 meals for children in Haiti

Students at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo packed thousands of meals Tuesday, all destined for children in Haiti. From first-graders to 12th-graders, teachers and other staff, the entire school took part. This is the third year the school has participated in the meal packing project. And th

WWMT - 2017-11-22 12:26:58

Hands Up Turkey Drive serves 450 families

Hundreds of families received a free meal today to help celebrate Thanksgiving, thanks to the T.J. Duckett Hands Up Turkey Drive, which was in full swing this morning at Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School. The annual turkey drive is in its 14th year. Angie McCormick has been helping for 11 of those y

WWMT - 2017-11-22 10:35:57

Forget something at the grocery store? Here are the top 5 items sold on Thanksgiving day

Grocery shopping before a major holiday can be a daunting task. And inevitably you'll forget something. the good news is. more West Michigan stores are open for those last-minute stops. Meijer expects to see many people dropping in Thanksgiving Day for those forgotten items. Here are the Top 5 items

WWMT - 2017-11-22 15:00:01

BREAKING: Larry Nassar pleads guilty to 7 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct

Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to 7 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct this morning in Ingham County. Originally charged with 15 counts in Ingham County, Nassar, 54, was accused of molesting seven girls, all but one of whom were gymnasts, mostly under the guise of treat

WWMT - 2017-11-22 10:09:19

Kalamazoo residents split over controversial fountain

Photo from the City of Kalamazoo Facebook page - 2016 KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Officials in southwest Michigan are considering how to handle a controversial fountain that some say celebrates white supremacy. The Fountain of the Pioneers in Kalamazoo features a European settler with a weapon in his ha

FOX17 - 2017-11-21 16:42:06

600 Kitchen and Bar to open in old Kalamazoo Foundry building

The historic Kalamazoo Foundry building on E. Michigan Ave. in downtown Kalamazoo has been restored, and a new restaurant will soon open as part of the revitalization of the River Edge District on the Kalamazoo River. The Kalamazoo Foundry and Machine Co. started with humble family beginnings in 187

WWMT - 2017-11-21 18:51:54

"Russian activity and alien activity" not to blame strange sound heard in Kalamazoo

A strange sound described as "whooshing" that woke residents in the Kalamazoo area on Tuesday came from the Graphic Packaging International plant just north of downtown. Newschannel 3's Franque Thompson spoke to a few people about the bizarre experience that had people in Kalamazoo take to social me

WWMT - 2017-11-21 20:33:25

Gwinnett PD: Trio ran 'elaborate' Craigslist plane ticket scam

Gwinnett County police have arrested two people and are searching for a third suspect in connection with a Craigslist scam in which people were duped into paying for Delta flight tickets and Comcast cable boxes that didn't exist. Teisha Dunbar, 26, of Decatur, and Nicholas Gates, 29, of Palmetto, w

MYAJC.COM - 2017-11-21 16:40:45

Mom Who Killed Disabled Daughter Must Return To Prison

Bonnie Liltz, 58, must go back to jail next week to continue serving her term, but she still could have her sentenced reduced. SCHAUMBURG, IL - A Schaumburg mother who admitted to feeding her 28-year-old developmentally disabled daughter a fatal amount of medication in 2015 must return to jail next

PATCH - 2017-11-22 18:02:16

Rock Thrown At Home On Wilson Street: Cops

The following information is from the Palatine Police Department. An arrest is not an indication of guilt. Retail Theft Renata Nelson, 66, of the 1400 block of N. Smith St. was arrested and charged with retail theft at Walmart, 1555 N. Rand Road. A loss prevention agent observed Nelson pay for seve

PATCH - 2017-11-22 05:07:01

Outdoor Ice Rink Opens Today In Downtown MP

Workers continued to put together outdoor ice rink in downtown Mount Prospect Tuesday in preparation of its opening to the public today. (Richard Mayer/Journal photo) A new outdoor ice rink in downtown Mount Prospect opens today (Wednesday) starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Nick Papa

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Neighbors Sue City For Ignoring Design Guidelines

As construction at the new development starts at 400 Talcott Road, 10 neighbors in the South Park community have filed a lawsuit to force the city of Park Ridge and the current owners to follow the city's established Urban Design Guidelines. They were promised, by city staff, when the project first

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Movie Scene: Prepare To Feel Good

"Wonder" (113 min., Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language). Rating: 8 out of 10. "Wonder" is about as uplifting a film as you can get dealing with a young child born with a genetically-altering facial condition that painstaking surgeries and medical treatment can

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Village Considers BYOB Liquor Ordinance

Mount Prospect trustees in the next one to two months plan to vote on a liquor license classification ordinance that would provide certain businesses the ability to provide liquor service or BYOB (bring your own bottle) without service of food. Recently, Gathered Boutique, located at 117 S. Emerson

JOURNAL & TOPICS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Village of Palatine Schedules Final Leaf Collection for the Year

Additional curbside leaf collection scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2017 due to normal-than-usual weather this fall. Additional Curbside Leaf Collection Scheduled for November 27 Due to the warmer-than-usual weather this fall, the Public Works Department has scheduled an additional leaf collecti

PATCH - 2017-11-22 12:03:29

Woman Charged With Using Flamethrower To Set Car On Fire, Reporting It Stolen

CHICAGO (CBS) - A 47-year-old woman faces arson charges after police say she set her car on fire with a flamethrower two weeks ago, and then falsely reported the car stolen. Barrington police said Julie Gagne, of the 500 block of South Summit Street, has been charged with one felony count of arson,

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-11-22 13:32:21

Congresswoman Hosts Town Hall in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom- Congresswoman Terri Sewell hosted town hall meeting in Marengo and Perry counties. Dozens of Perry County residents turned out for the town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon at Sowing Seeds of Hope in Marion. Sewell says the events give her a chance to connect with the p

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2017-11-22 05:10:51

Camden residents fighting to keep only hospital open

Reports surfaced this weekend that Camden's only hospital, J. Paul Jones Hospital, would be shutting its doors for good, but residents decided not to let it go without a fight, starting a fundraising campaign aimed to keep the hospital open. "There are lots of people in the community who are banding

WSFA - 2017-11-21 02:32:36

ASU's Turkey Day Classic schedule

Gary Franklin, a descendant of multiple members of the Marion Nine, provides a genealogical presentation of how he traced his family ancestry to ASU's founders. Time: 11 a.m. Where: Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium Cost:: Free and open to the public Info: For more information, call 334-229-4824 or 334-