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Vicksburg man killed in St. Joseph Co. crash

LEONIDAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Vicksburg man was killed Tuesday after crashing into a tree in St. Joseph County.It happened around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Fulton and Longnecker roads in Leonidas Township, east of Mendon.Authorities said 30-year-old Bryan Smith was driving on

WOOD - 2018-11-14 22:08:44

Portage considers banning recreational pot businesses

PORTAGE, MI -- While Michigan voters were at the polls legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use, the Portage City Council considered a measure that would prevent recreational marijuana businesses from setting up shop in the community.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-11-13 15:05:00

Body found along Lake Michigan shoreline

PAW PAW, Mich. - Michigan State Police say a man's body was found along the Lake Michigan shoreline Wednesday morning. The body was found Wednesday on the water's edge just north of South Haven. Police say the body is that of a white male and they are working to identify him. It's unclear how long h

FOX17 - 2018-11-14 16:55:24

Two Main Characters on this Sitcom Are From Kalamazoo

The new CBS sitcom 'The Neighborhood' brings up Kalamazoo a lot. I hope it lasts longer than Battle Creek.The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler. He's a man proud of his successful black neighborhood. In moves the whitest of white families from Kalamazoo, the Johnsons. Da

103.3 WKFR - 2018-11-14 12:23:56

Kalamazoo Stores with the Best Black Friday Deals This Year

WalletHubsearched 7,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’2018 Black Friday ad scansto identify the stores offering the biggest discounts in various product categories such as “Appliances,” “Jewelry” and “Toys.” These Kalamazoo stores will stretch your dollar the farthest in 2018, spreadin

K1025.COM - 2018-11-14 16:19:23

Candy Cane Lane is Back as Kalamazoo Gets Ready for Christmas

City workers spent the afternoon of November 14 stringing lights and strategically placing the 8' candy canes to make a cheerful walkway through the park. A stroll down Candy Cane Lane is a holiday tradition forKalamazooresidents and there has even beena song written about it. Of course, it's always

K1025.COM - 2018-11-14 17:13:09

Developer offers $10,000 incentive for moving historic Kalamazoo farmhouse

The Loring-McMartin Farmhouse has sat at the southeast corner of Stadium Drive and South Drake Road, just north of Asylum Lake, possibly since 1847 after the railway came into the area.

WWMT - 2018-11-13 21:15:34

WMU Women's Basketball Signs Three to National Letters of Intent

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Western Michigan women's basketball team has announced the signing of three future Broncos to National Letters of Intent (NLI) on Wednesday, Nov. 14.Ashley Konkle,Sydney Shafer, andTaylor Williamswill be eligible to compete for the Brown & Gold starting in the 2019-20 season.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-11-14 16:37:00

Woman sentenced to 7 years for child abuse in stabbing case

Tonda Marie Roundhouse, 29, was sentenced to seven to 20 years in prison for first-degree child abuse.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-11-14 15:06:00

A nurse has been singing to patients for 14 years, and finally got caught in this viral video

A nurse in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been quietly singing to patients for 14 years, but her heartwarming act has finally been caught on camera.Robert Olsonwas admitted to Bronson Hospital two weeks ago for having difficulty breathing — and his daughter, Roberta Lytle, was afraid he wouldn’t make it h

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-11-14 00:00:00

Students march in protest of planned tree removal at Western Michigan University

"We're hoping to establish an agreement between students and the university that will include these already existing natural areas into future building plans," Louis Mitchell, a protest organizer, said.

WWMT - 2018-11-14 18:18:59

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (Kalamazoo)

As I mentioned, I had put in an order online so I went right to the cashier when I walked in. I gave her my name expecting to be handed a bag of food, but it still took another ten minutes as they seemed to put it together after I walked in. They were very busy but going by the order tracker onlin


Could Michigan Ave. become a two-way street?

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — If you’ve driven through downtown Kalamazoo, you may have noticed all the one-way streets. One of those streets, Michigan Avenue, is a major highway, M-43.


Multiple crashes on US-131 due to icy roads

Authorities close southbound US-131 in Byron Township Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. PLAINWELL, Mich. (WOOD) - There are reports of multiple crashes on US-131 due to icy road conditions, causing traffic backups Tuesday morning. In Kent County, the right lane of northbound US-131 is blocked before 100th St

WOOD - 2018-11-13 13:31:02

Singing Bronson nurse "lights up the lives" of patients

A singing nurse at Bronson Hospital lifted the spirits of a Portage man on hospice care by singing to his favorite song while he was receiving treatment in Bronson's cardiac unit. (WWMT/Courtesy) A singing nurse at Bronson Hospital lifted the spirits of a Portage man on hospice care by singing to hi


Portage to spend $103K on bicycle skills course with pump track

PORTAGE, MI -- Portage plans to spend about $103,000 to build a bicycle skills course at a neighborhood park.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-11-13 08:00:00

Some Michigan communities say no to marijuana businesses

FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

WOOD - 2018-11-13 13:51:24

13 Fun Holiday Traditions & Events in Kalamazoo, Michigan - Discover Kalamazoo

No matter your age, walking on a snowy path under bigger-than-life-sized candy canes will bring even the most hard-core Scrooge a little bit of joy! Along with the giant candy canes, Bronson Park is covered in gorgeous holiday-themed lights to admire!


Estimate nearly doubles to $10M for Portage senior/community center

The updated estimate is nearly double the $5.5 million cost estimate that design, engineering and project management firm Byce & Associates provided to the city, City Manager Larry Shaffer said in August.


BIGGBY® COFFEE Opens Another Location In Portage, MI

November 13, 2018 // // East Lansing, MI - BIGGBY® COFFEE is absolutely thrilled to announce the opening of a new location in Portage, MI with a highly anticipated grand opening date of November 13th, 2018! The new Portage BIGGBY® is the fourth store for Multi-Unit Operators Carrie and James Cousin