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Overdose victim's family urges those suffering from abuse to seek help
By all accounts, Smith was loved and had a good support system, but her family says she couldn't get the right help she needed to escape a life of drugs.
One person killed after being hit by train in Kalamazoo County
PAVILION TOWNSHIP, Mich - One person has died after being hit by a train in Kalamazoo County.It happened Friday at 7:00 p.m., west of S. 36th Street/Railroad Street in Pavilion Township.According to Police, the trail did not derail.Police did not reveal why the person was on the trail tracks.The inv
Police & Fire: Kayakers pulled from Kalamazoo River
WATER RESCUE:Two men and two children were rescued from the Kalamazoo River Saturday night after two kayaks overturned. Emmett Township Department of Public Safety Officers were called about 9:15 p.m., according to Lt. Tony Geigle. He said one of the adults was able to get out of the water and calle
Michigan woman gets 25-50 years in prison for abusing 4-year-old
Doctors said the boy, then 4, was lethargic, emaciated and nearly dead when Schug took him to a hospital on March 22, 2017.
Kent County sheriff seeks help to find missing Kalamazoo man
KENT COUNTY, MI - The Kent County Sheriff's office is asking for help to find a missing Kalamazoo man last seen at Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids Township, according to the sheriff's office.
Body found in Wyoming creek
WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are working to determine what happened to a person whose body was found in a Wyoming creek Friday night.The body was found Friday night in Buck Creek in Wyoming.Details on what happened to the person or how they ended up in the creek weren’t immediately available. Poli
Police find gun on 'suspicious' person, then find 3 different drugs
After finding the gun, police searched the man's vehicle and residence and found heroin,methamphetamine and marijuana.
Nonprofit selling 153-year-old 'hospitality house' as program expands
Five years ago, it launched a $4.8 million capital campaign to build two new locations and add $1 million to its endowment fund. The organization needs to raise $400,000 more to meet its goal.
Family says ‘fight far from over’ for teenager accused of choking teacher
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — When Earnest Gathing Jr. and Iris Morgan walked into the courtroom Friday morning, they were hoping to take their son home after his competency hearing, they said. Twenty minutes later, their son cried and was ushered out of the side door by the court officers.
Galesburg-Augusta celebrates 2018 prom under an 'Enchanted Forest'
AUGUSTA, MI -- Students from Galesburg-Augusta High School finished out theKalamazoo-area prom seasonunder the lights of an "Enchanted Forest."The 2018 prom featured enchanting decorations at the Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort Saturday, May 19.26 best prom photos from Kalamazoo-area schools May 1
Kalamazoo man arrested on felony warrant; faces gun and drug charges
According to a press release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the 28-year-old Kalamazoo resident had a felony warrant out for his arrest. Police say they found the man had a handgun, marijuana, meth and heroin in his possession.
Female struck by train in Scotts, coroner called to scene
Rescuers responded to the accident, near 36th Street and Railroad Street, just after 7 p.m. Friday, May 18.
1 killed after being hit by train in Kzoo Co.
SCOTTS, Mich. (WOOD) — A person was killed in Scotts Friday night after they were hit by a train.It happened around 7:30 p.m. near 36th Street in Scotts.Authorities said the reason the person was on the train tracks is unknown at this time. Investigators are working the scene to figure out what happ
Michigan health department buys contaminated site for Kalamazoo office
The city of Kalamazoo's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority on Thursday, May 17, decided to sell two empty parcels at 409 and 427 E. Alcott St. to build a two-story, 70,000-square-foot building. The division of state government bought the property for $280,000, with an additional $400,000 guaranteed
Michigan Man Who Attacked Ex With Sword Competent For Trial
Whitlock’s lawyer, James Sauber, waived a key hearing, sending the case to trial. Sauber earlier said Whitlock said God told him to attack his ex-girlfriend, who lost a thumb and two fingers in the attack.
Police Report: Underwear photo and taunting may have inspired foiled Paw Paw school threat
"All the kids that bullied him, he sacrificed himself to make sure they were safe too,” said the boy’s mother to Newschannel3 back in March.
KDPS identifies man killed after rear ending car carrier on Stadium Drive
Police said Kevin AJ Alleshouse, 28, White Pigeon, rear ended a car carrier in the turn lane just before 4:48 p.m. in the 3800 block of Stadium Drive.
Victim identified in fatal Stadium Drive crash in Kalamazoo
Kevin AJ Alleshouse died Wednesday, May 16 after hiscar hit the rear-end of a car carrier semi-truckon the 3800 block of Stadium Drive, according to a press release from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
2-year-old found outside alone in Three Rivers, parents identified hours later
THREE RIVERS, MI -- The parents of a 2-year-old boy found alone near Eighth Street in Three Rivers were identified a few hours after he was first discovered, police said.
Witness to WMU student's shooting: 'I watched them kill my best friend'
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Closing arguments are expected Tuesday in the murder trial of Jordan Waire,who is accused ofkilling Western Michigan University student Jake Jones in his apartment in December 2016.