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Kalamazoo Township police identify possible perpetrator of Gull Road hit and run
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo Township police said they've identified a possible perpetrator in connection witha fatal hit and run on Gull Road. Police say a 69-year-old Richland man called officers to report that he may have been the person who hit and killed 40-year-old Noah Michaels on December 5.
'When you smile, think of Ashley Young,' Family speaks out about mutilation case
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The family of Ashley Young, a 31-year-old woman whose remains were found in a home on the southeast side of Grand Rapids on Dec. 2, is speaking out, looking for closure and a proper burial for their loved one.
Michigan woman is killed after being crushed at an Indiana tollbooth when she got out of her car
A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own car at a tollbooth along an Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died on Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay at a tollbooth in
Young Family wants answers about daughter’s death
KALAMAZOO, Mich.--The family of a slain 31-year-old Kalamazoo woman is asking the man accused of mutilating her for answers. Ashley Young's mutilated body was found in Jared Chance's home in Grand Rapids on Sunday, December 2nd...two weeks later and young's family is still looking for the rest of he
Retired Kalamazoo K9 officer dies
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety announced a former member of their K9 team passed away. Officer Bodi served KDPS for eight years starting in 2011 and retiring in June of 2018.
MI Dream Home: $3.85M Kalamazoo property is contemporary 'masterpiece'
With 37-foot high ceilings and a wide-open floor plan, this two-story contemporary set on a private wooded lake is among the most expensive listings in Kalamazoo County. The home lists for $3.85 million, sits on 28 acres in Oshtemo Township, just 10 minutes from downtown Kalamazoo.
Nonprofit wants $300k for Abraham Lincoln statue in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A nonprofit in West Michigan is kicking off a crowdfunding campaign to build a statue dedicated to a former president. The Abraham Lincoln Project aims to honor Lincoln’s legacy by building a statue in his image. They also want to provide educational resources for young people.
Kalamazoo Police Looking For Clues In Separate Northside Shootings
Police in Kalamazoo are investigating a pair of shootings that have happened on the north side of the city over the last couple of days. WWMT reports at around 7:20 last night, officers responded to Drexel Place near Princeton Avenue after a man was reported shot in the area. Kalamazoo Department of
Michigan woman dies after being crushed at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. — A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries. State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card while trying to pay
Kalamazoo shooting victim checks himself out of the hospital
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police said the victim of ashooting in the Kalamazoo's Northside neighborhood on Thursday night has checked himself out of the hospital and returned to Chicago.
Kalamazoo DPS seeks bank robbery suspect
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo police are asking for the public's help to find one of two men suspected of robbing a bank branch two weeks ago. Authorities say Trayshauon Raheim Atkinson, 21, of Kalamazoo, has already been charged with two counts of armed robbery.
Deadly Kzoo Twp. hit-and-run driver comes forward
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo Township police say a man has turned himself in in connection to a deadly hit-and-run crash. Police say 40-year-old Noah Mickaels of Kalamazoo was on Gull Road between Humphrey Street and Nazareth Road when he was hit shortly before 6 p.m. on Dec. 5.
MOD Pizza opens Kalamazoo fast causal restaurant
KALAMAZOO, MI — West Michigan’s first MOD Pizza restaurant will hold an open house Saturday, Dec. 15, according to a company news release. MOD Pizza will open at 5097 Century Avenue, Suite D, in Oshtemo Township, just outside of Kalamazoo.
Apologetic mutilation suspect: 'I don't know what to do'
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man accused of dismembering the body of a Kalamazoo area woman reported missing is responding to her mother’s plea to bring her home. Jared Chance, 29, is charged with mutilation of a dead body and concealing the death of 31-year-old Ashley Young of Oshtemo Township.
Kalamazoo Township to discontinue tornado sirens
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The wailing sound of a tornado sirens in Kalamazoo Township will be a thing of the past, starting next year. The siren system is getting old and officials say they can no longer find replacement parts to keep the sirens up and running.
Triple lane closure in downtown Kalamazoo extended
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The reduction of W. Michigan Avenue to one lane for the removal of a crane has been extended through Monday, December 17. The closure of three lanes on the one-way street in downtown Kalamazoo began on December 10 and has caused traffic to back up on a regular basis.
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
Portage road to be closed for sewer work
PORTAGE, Mich. (WODO) — A road in Portage will be closed until next week due to emergency sewer work. East Shore Drive will be closed between Cox’s Drive and Branch Avenue while crews complete emergency sewer work. It is expected to reopen Dec. 21.
Series of bomb threats reported locally/nationwide
UNDATED (WKZO AM/FM) -- Police agencies throughout the country are investigating after a wave of bomb threats were sent to businesses, newsrooms, schools, government buildings, police departments and other areas.
Michigan law enforcement investigating several bomb threat email scams
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are being flooded with calls of bomb threats through emails. Several businesses and individuals have received emails saying if they don’t pay $20,000 in Bitcoin that a bomb will be set off. Grand Rapids police said they don’t believe the em