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Two car crash in Portage results in serious injuries

Two car collision on Centre under investigation. PORTAGE (WKZO AM/FM) -- Portage Police are investigating a two car crash that happened during the noon hour on Monday in the 1500 block of West Centre Avenue. They say it appears that a 25-year-old Portage woman in a 2013 Ford Escape headed east on C


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

Fire breaks out at Kalamazoo business

Fire breaks out at Burdick Hair and Beauty Supply at Cork and Burdick. Firefighters with Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety are battled a fire on the east side of Kalamazoo on Wednesday night. The fire broke out at Burdick Hair and Beauty Supply near the intersection of Cork St. and Burdick St. H

WWMT - 2017-11-22 23:24:53

Minor crashes cause backup Wednesday on I-94 near Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI - Vehicle traffic was backed up in the eastbound lanes of I-94 at mid-afternoon Wednesday as emergency crews worked to help clear two car crashes. According to the Portage Department of Public Safety, the crashes occurred around 2 p.m. near the Sprinkle Road exit of the interstate (the

MLIVE.COM - 2017-11-22 20:32:52

Stores gear up for Thanksgiving shopping and Black Friday sales

You've probably made your list and checked it twice getting ready for Black Friday shopping and some stores in West Michigan are open on Thanksgiving. Newschannel 3's Franque Thompson reported from Meijer in Portage with an inside look at the holiday deals. Black Friday deals start early at Meijer a

WWMT - 2017-11-22 21:02:04

Victims talk about guilty plea of Larry Nassar

In court Larry Nassar admitted in court on Wednesday to molesting girls under the guise of medical procedures between 1998 and 2015. Newschannel 3's Nicky Zizaza spoke to one of his former patients who said, while progress was made on Wednesday, more needs to be done. Sterling Riethman, 24, was in c

WWMT - 2017-11-23 01:01:58

Want a Black Friday head start? Here are some stores set to open with new deals Thursday

If you are trying to set your shopping schedule for the holiday weekend, many stores will be open today. Best Buy and Kohl's will open their doors at 5 p.m. tonight Toys R Us is also opening up at 5 p.m. and will be open for 30 hours straight. Target opens at 6 p.m. and Walmart is open all day, but

WWMT - 2017-11-23 12:39:13

Local group packs over 200 bags full of items for homeless

A group of friends and co-workers are making sure the homeless in Kalamazoo start this Thanksgiving with something positive. This is the fifth year they've spent Thanksgiving morning at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. This morning the friends gave out 200 bags full of items for the homeless. Each bag

WWMT - 2017-11-23 12:36:29

Newport News inmate dies Wednesday while on work release

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - An inmate who was on work release died Wednesday while operating a skid-steer loader, according to the Newport News Sheriff's Office. Public information officer Dottie Wikan said 53-year-old Melvin Stanback Jr. was found unconscious by a co-worker, who had left the work si

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-23 03:10:58

Two Hampton men arrested for Newport News convenience store burglary

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Two Hampton men have been arrested and charged for a burglary that occurred October 29 at the Newport News Mart in the 6200 block of Chestnut Avenue. Police were dispatched to the store at 4:27 a.m. that morning and met with a witness who said he spotted a man leaving the store w

WTKR - 2017-11-22 19:32:31

Local kennel worker gets community service in animal cruelty case

Jennifer Lewis. (Credit: Newport News Police Department) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A worker at Coastal Dog Services in Newport News learned her punishment Wednesday for an animal cruelty charge. A judge sentenced Jennifer Lewis for failing to provide emergency care to an injured dog. She got 50 h

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2017-11-22 17:45:33

Virginia Living Museum holds annual turkey pardoning ceremony

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Virginia Living Museum will pardon a group of wild turkeys for the eighth year during a ceremony on Wednesday. Newport News Vice Mayor Tina Vick will pardon four turkeys, one male and three hens. They'll be fed a delicious meal of cracked corn while they are officially pardon

WTKR - 2017-11-22 14:39:04

Peninsula Airport Commission calls special meeting to discuss loss of public funding

NEWPORT NEWS, Va - (WAVY) - State and airport officials at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport plan to meet in a special meeting Tuesday morning to discuss the ongoing fight over the airport's public funding. In January, WAVY.com reported that the state pulled all funding from airpor


Depression patients find help in helmet treatment

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - For millions of people in the U.S., depression is a daily battle and most turn to medications to help treat it. However, for those who don't respond to drug medication, there is another option that's growing in popularity called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS, which

WTKR - 2017-11-21 22:25:13

Va. Board of Ed. votes to change school accreditation and graduation requirements

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - The Virginia Board of Education has approved revisions to the standards schools must meet for state accreditation and the requirements students must meet to earn a high school diploma, according to a news release. "I think it's great progress," said Norfolk School Board C


Thanksgiving 2017: Where To Dine Out | Patch PM

Share-worthy stories from the Virginia Patch network to talk about tonight: The photo of Juli Briskman gesturing at President Trump's motorcade got her fired, but people are rallying to support her financially. Donations to a fundraiser have doubled in a week. Federal and local authorities are looki


Richmond father, Devon Falconer, found dead in car

RICHMOND, Va. - The man shot and killed in South Richmond Monday evening has been identified as Devon C. Falconer, 26, of Snead Road. Falconer was a father, the mother of his children's confirmed. Police were called to the 2800 block of Broad Rock Boulevard at about 5:50 p.m. Monday to investigate

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-22 16:33:15

Giving Heart serves up free Thanksgiving: 'You feel like you're in heaven'

RICHMOND, Va. -- While Thanksgiving is about food, family and friends for many people, there are a lot of folks living in our community who do not have regular access to any of those things. As a result, hundreds of people came together to provide a feast for Richmond's less fortunate each Thanksgiv

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-23 18:50:44

Grinch torches Christmas tree on Main Street in Hopewell

HOPEWELL, Va. - Authorities are searching for the man torched the city's Christmas tree in Hopewell on Thanksgiving morning. Police and fire crews were dispatched to the Ashford Civic Plaza at 300 North Main Street at 7:30 a.m. after a report that the city's holiday tree had been "purposely set abl

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-23 16:56:04

RVA Revealed: Many homeless living in abandoned plant

RICHMOND, Va. -- There has long been a discussion about whether graffiti can be considered art or simply vandalism. Watch the video as Mark Holmberg takes explores a "no man's land" in the heart of Richmond that's almost a museum of local graffiti. And more than a few people now call that place home

WTVR-TV - 2017-11-23 18:00:04