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Power outage in downtown Kalamazoo affecting nearly 1,500 customers

KALAMAZOO, Mich. —More than 1,300 customers are without power in Kalamazoo due to weather-related issues.Consumers Energyreported the outagejust after 9 p.m. Friday. They expect to have the power back on for affected customers around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.Stay with Newschannel 3 as we continue

WWMT - 2018-07-20 23:11:48

Police investigating Kalamazoo Township credit union robbery

Police say the masked suspect entered Kalsee Credit Union, 316 W. Mosel Ave., around noon Friday, July 20. He jumped the counter and forced employees to turn over an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a Kalamazoo Township Police Department press release.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-07-20 16:22:00

Beach bonfires are new events set at Ramona Park in Portage

PORTAGE, MI -- The City of Portage Parks & Recreation will host two beach bonfires this summer at Ramona Park Beach, 8600 South Sprinkle Road, according to a news release.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-07-20 11:30:00

Decatur man arrested after assault at Van Buren Co. inn

The Van Buren County Sheriff says that Alanzo Gasca, 26, was asked to leave The Lakeview Inn on Timmons Road at about 1:30 a.m. for acting out of control. Staff ha asked him to leave and when he refused, they forcibly removed him. Gasca then allegedly came back with a loaded semi-automatic rifle.

FOX17 - 2018-07-20 20:40:36

WMU official resigns amid sex harassment claims

An undated courtesy photo of Timothy Terrentine. (Western Michigan University)KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A Western Michigan University official has stepped down over sexual harassment allegations the school says are likely true.WMU spokeswoman Paula Davis confirmed Timothy Terrentine resigned from hi

WOOD - 2018-07-20 22:35:35

Legal Marijuana use complicates police investigation into fatal crash

That does not mean Logan Allbaugh, 24, who died in the crash, or the unidentified driver who blew through a stop sign to cause the crash had marijuana in their systems, toxicology results are still pending. However, investigators say, the medical marijuana cards found at the scene of the crash compl

WWMT - 2018-07-19 20:31:24

Summer is nearly over for students at two Kalamazoo elementary schools

Children attending the summer camp at LaCrone Park spend 20 minutes of their day reading, counselor Hannah Gibbs, 18, said Thursday, July 19.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-07-20 08:30:00

Driver flees police after pulled over in Portage, hits fire hydrant

PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Public Safety Department is seeking information about a driver who fled from police early Wednesday morning, ultimately crashing the vehicle into a fire hydrant.


Man sought in Schoolcraft counterfeit money case

Photo GallerySCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. — Police in Schoolcraft are looking for a man who allegedly used counterfeit money at an area restaurant.The incident happened at about 6 a.m. July 14. Police say in a release that the man used two counterfeit 100 dollar bills.The suspect is described by police as a

FOX17 - 2018-07-19 18:16:45

SWET officials execute narcotics sting, arrest 1 on heroin charges

During their operation, they attempted to arrest Antonio Hall, 29, after he was observed making sales near the aforementioned location. Hall fled on foot into 806 East High St., but SWET was able to obtain a search warrant for the location. Officers located and arrested Hall and seized other evidenc


Battle Creek police investigate 2nd attempted abduction

The suspect is described as being a white man in his early 30’s with a short, blonde, curly beard. He was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt. Police say the described suspect is similar to the description given in anattempted abduction from Tuesday.

FOX17 - 2018-07-19 20:17:12

PFAS found in drinking water near Battle Creek National Guard base

The U.S. Air Force conducted environmental sampling at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base starting April 16 to assess the potential for drinking water contaminated by per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, found in firefighting foam.


Man hears shots in Kalamazoo, realizes he’s been hit by gunfire

If you have more information about the incident, the Kalamazoo DPS asks that you contact it at (269)-337-8994, or call Silent Observer at (269)-343-2100.


Northwoods League all-star game, HR derby to feature 4 Kalamazoo Growlers

KALAMAZOO, MI -The crack of the bat will be a frequent sound Tuesday in Kalamazoo, as the Northwoods League's home run derby and all-star game come to Homer Stryker Field for the first time in the league's 25 years.


Woman ejected from truck in Comstock Township crash, seriously injured

The truck driver, a 19-year-old, and the driver of the other vehicle, a 67-year-old, had minor injuries.


Suspect steals fire helmet from Kalamazoo sub shop

Photo GalleryOSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stole a fire helmet that was on display at the Firehouse Subs on South Drake Road in Kalamazoo.The incident occurred in March but photographs of the suspect just became available.If you know anything about this i


Video captured of man repeatedly ramming caretakers car

“Mr. Stapert asked her to move her car, she was caught between a hot day of putting my husband in a van and getting him ready to go to a meeting and him yelling at her to move her car. She ran back and forth between the two not quite sure what to do,” said Loomis.


Suspect arrested after breaking and entering crime spree across Kalamazoo County

Officers said they found the suspect a few blocks away and he took off on foot and broke into a house in the 2400 block of Amherst. Police said the suspect then stole the keys to a vehicle parked in the driveway, jumped in, and took off while officers were looking for him on foot.


Man arrived at hospital after being shot prompting police investigation

KALAMAZOO, Mich. —Police are investigating after a man arrived at a local hospital with a bullet wound.Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers were sent to a hospital at about 4:30 p.m. after a man arrived with a bullet wound.The man told police he was getting out of a vehicle in the 900 bloc


Kalamazoo man to serve time in federal prison for bank robberies

Allen Francis Nutter Jr. was sentenced Monday, June 16, in U.S. District Court to five years and five months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.