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Meat vending machine installed near Kalamazoo

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Barbecue has come to a vending machine in Kalamazoo County. Earlier this week, managers for Barrett's Smokehouse installed a meat-dispensing machine outside the D&R Sports Center on West Main in Oshtemo Township.


2 injured in Kalamazoo Co. armed robbery

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Two people were injured after an armed robbery at an apartment in Kalamazoo County Wednesday night. It happened around 11:45 p.m. in the 5600 block of Grassy Meadow Avenue in Richland Township, northeast of Kalamazoo, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Offi


New Kalamazoo ordinance targets ‘nuisance parties’ and rolling X-trains

KALAMAZOO, MI — Party-goers beware. Police have a new tool to disperse crowds and, potentially, write tickets or arrest those attending or hosting a nuisance party. With the passage of an updated ordinance at the Monday, April 15, commission meeting, police in the city will be able to hand out misde


Kalamazoo area leaders learn how global leadership matters locally

Upton spoke Thursday afternoon at Western Michigan University about his travels to developing countries and how "America needs to have one voice." Upton said the United States has an enormous influence all over the world and its important that the United States stay on the forefront of diplomacy.


Breakfast place reopens in downtown Kalamazoo hotel

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Breakfast food is once again available in the Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo with the opening of a new restaurant. The Morning Dish opened Tuesday, April 8, on the second level of the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, 100 W. Michigan Ave., according to a press release from the restau


Diocese of Kalamazoo investigating fraudulent immigration services

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Diocese of Kalamazoo says they are investigating a former employee's fraudulent activity in relation to immigration services they provide. Diocesan officials did not name the employee in the Thursday press release, but say they are working closely with local law enforcement in


Kalamazoo considers stricter rules on fireworks with double the fine

KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo residents could be forced to limit their use of consumer fireworks from 30 days of the year to 13 days of the year under a proposed city ordinance. The proposal would also double the penalty for using fireworks on the days when they are not allowed to $1,000, according to a


US-131 to be resurfaced in Kalamazoo area

PORTAGE, Mich. — Major repairs to US-131 in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Oshtemo Township will slow down traffic for a couple of months. The Michigan Department of Transportation plans for work to begin Monday, Apr. 23, on US-131 in both directions between Milham Avenue overpass and a point north of M-43


Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital concerns result in state audit

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The state auditor general is investigating the care and staffing at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital after a request from state Sen. Winnie Brinks of Grand Rapids and Rep. Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo.


BEFORE THE STORM: Hail and Michigan's summer outlook

LANSING, MI (WILX) - Have you ever really wondered what hail can do to your home and car?. Well, each year millions of Americans are threatened with large chunks of ice falling from the sky.


2 hurt in armed home invasion

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Two men broke into a Richard Township apartment and robbed residents at gunpoint, sheriff’s deputies said. Two of the people in the home suffered minor injuries.


Michigan House: Unlicensed pot shops open after June 1 must wait year

Michigan lawmakers are moving to curb unlicensed medical marijuana shops by threatening their ability to get licensed if they stay open after June 1. A bill approved 102-4 by the House on Thursday will next be considered by the Senate. The measure would prevent unlicensed marijuana facilities that r


Michigan teens charged in deadly I-75 rock throwing case face sentencing

Five Michigan teenagers charged with murder in connection to a deadly rock-throwing incident on I-75 in Genesee County will face sentencing on Thursday. Kyle Anger, 17; Mark Sekelsky, 16; Mikadyn Payne, 16; Trevor Gray, 15; and Alexander Miller, 15, are all from Clio, Mich. They were arraigned Oct.


Michigan launches hemp farming program

Lansing — Michigan is “uniquely positioned” to grow, process and manufacture industrial hemp, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday as the state launched a new pilot program for the 2019 planting season.


Michigan woman walks again after doctors ‘screw her head back on’

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – To her doctors, Lila DeLine is little short of a miracle. When another car going 60 mph slammed into the rear of her Chrysler 300 last year, the force snapped her neck.


Marijuana retailers in Michigan call on the Court of Claims

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Licensed retailers in Michigan called on the state to extend a deadline to buy untested medical marijuana from caregivers, a decision that could impact marijuana users.


Was it suicide or an accident? Michigan AG reviews death of worker at Little Caesars Arena

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the U.S. Department of Labor are reviewing the June 2017 death of a 46-year-old electrician at Little Caesars Arena. Michael Morrison, of St. Clair Shores, was working on a steel beam when he plunged seven stories to his death.


Kalamazoo Growlers Announce Strike Out Cancer Game

The Kalamazoo Growlers 2019 season is almost here, and with the date drawing closer the team has announced they very special 'Strike Out Cancer' game which will be held on Saturday July 13th at 7 p.m. If you or someone you love is a cancer survivor, you can submit a picture of them which will be fea

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Kalamazoo Morning Ag. Report 04-18-2019

Last Updated By: Tim Abramowski on Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:41 a.m.


Watch: Rare Lynx Found in Michigan Released Back Into the Wild

A rare Canada lynx found in Michigan last month has been returned to its natural habitat in the wild, according to wildlife officials. Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said that the lynx — the first live lynx ever captured by the DNR — left its carrier last week with a “casual glance