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Teen accused of making credible threat against Paw Paw school arrested

PAW PAW, MI -- A 15-year-old boy accused of making a threat against Paw Paw High School has been arrested. Van Buren County Sheriff's Deputies and Paw Paw Police investigated the threat Sunday, March 18, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. During the investigation, deputies determ

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 15:07:47

Mother gets probation for child abuse in crash that killed toddler

KALAMAZOO, MI - A mother whose 1-year-old child died in a crash apologized through tears Monday before she was sentenced for the mistake that cost her daughter's life. Minion Clopton, 31, was sentenced to 18 months of probation for third-degree child abuse, a felony, on March 19 by Kalamazoo County

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 15:45:45

Kalamazoo mother sentenced after pleading no contest in death of her unrestrained toddler

Minion Clopton was charged with third-degree child abuse after her 1-year-old daughter died in a fatal car crash. The toddler was ejected from the car and died at the scene. (Courtesy of Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office.) A Kalamazoo mother was sentenced on Monday after a crash that killed her 1-ye

WWMT - 2018-03-19 15:45:14

2 arrested for reported hit and run and assault in Kalamazoo Sunday morning

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Police say two people were arrested in connection to a hit and run, plus assault Sunday morning. A victim reported at around 9 a.m. they were involved in an alleged road rage incident in the area of West Michigan and Academy in Kalamazoo. The victim said one of the suspects allege

FOX17 - 2018-03-18 23:37:02

Man gets life without parole for 1 of 2 SW Michigan slayings

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A man accused of killing two people in two counties in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for one of the crimes. A Kalamazoo County judge sentenced 33-year-old Zachary Patten on Monday after he was convicted last month of the first-degre

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-19 22:37:28

Longtime Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell Won't Run Again

Hopewell made the announcement at a Kalamazoo City Commission meeting. The board also addressed zoning issues related to medical marijuana facilities and accepted a $1 million grant from a local donor. After more than 10 years as the ceremonial head of Kalamazoo city government, Mayor Bobby Hopewell

WMUK.ORG - 2018-03-20 02:39:00

Woman calls daughter's killer 'coward' during Kalamazoo sentencing hearing

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A man convicted of killing a Kalamazoo woman last July has been sentenced to life in prison. During the sentencing hearing Monday for Zachary Patten in Kalamazoo, Gabriela Portillo-Esparza's mother called him a coward for killing the 31-year-old. "You wasted your time," Ofelia Po

FOX17 - 2018-03-19 20:32:37

Kalamazoo police seek help finding missing woman

KALAMAZOO, MI - Police are looking for a woman who walked away from her home on Saturday, March 17, and hasn't returned. Police say she did not take her medication with her. Police want to check on her welfare. Amy Paul, 48, was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Cameron Street. S

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 10:29:59

Man arrested after brandishing gun in road rage incident

KALAMAZOO, MI -- A man was arrested Sunday morning after he brandished a handgun in a road rage incident, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers said. The incident happened shortly before 9 a.m. March 18 in the 800 block of Normal Court in Kalamazoo. Officers were called after a suspect, believed to be in

MLIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 18:36:17

Substitute teacher accused of choking 13-year-old student

KALAMAZOO, MI (WWMT/CNN) - An eighth grader is home from school and nursing a sore neck after a substitute teacher allegedly grabbed the boy around the neck and threw him out of class. Mother of three Mona Thompson says she was hurt and traumatized when her 13-year-old son Jamyre came home from Milw


People inside overturned car flee after vehicle crashes into two houses, parked car

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The occupants of a Pontiac Grand Prix fled the scene after the vehicle struck a parked car and two houses early Saturday, police said. A tracking dog soon after found one of the occupants and that person was taken to a local hospital for unspecified injuries. The crash happened abou


Woman reported missing out of Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kalamazoo Public Safety needs your help in locating Amy Paul, 48. She was reportedly last seen around 4 p.m. walking away from her home in the 1300 block of Cameron in Kalamazoo. Amy Paul is a white female, stands between 5'5" and 5'8" with shoulder length brown hair. She was last

FOX17 - 2018-03-19 02:31:12

KDPS searching for missing woman in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Public Safety sent out a missing person release on Sunday evening in hopes to locate 48-year-old Amy Paul, who was last seen walking away from her residence on the 1300 block of Cameron Street around 4 p.m. Paul is without her medication and her personal welfare could be in jeopardy. Paul

WWMT - 2018-03-18 23:17:52

Boil water advisory issued for Kalamazoo Township neighborhood

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MI -- A precautionary advisory has been issued for municipal drinking water customers living in an area on the east of Kalamazoo. The city of Kalamazoo's Department of Public Services has scheduled to repair a water main break on Shakespeare Avenue, south of Lake Street, that wil


After getting pulled over for reckless driving, two men arrested for stealing truck

After getting pulled over for reckless driving, two men arrested for stealing truck Subscribed, but don't have a login? STOLEN TRUCK: Two men, one 21 years old from Aurora, Illinois, and the other 19 and from Chicago, were arrested after Calhoun County Sheriff Department deputies said they were foun

BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER - 2018-03-18 17:11:58

Kalamazoo Apartment shooting leaves residents fearful

Kalamazoo Apartment shooting leaves residents fearful. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers are searching for the gunman who shot a man early Friday near the Western Michigan University campus. Police responded at 2:04 a.m. Friday to a report of shots fired at SoHo Apartments across the s


Irish cheer turns downtown Kalamazoo green for St. Patrick's parade

KALAMAZOO, MI-- Green hats, mustaches, face paint, lighted headbands, flags, wigs, shirts and skirts transformed the Kalamazoo Mall into a St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday. Sunshine and warm temperatures brought hundreds of people to the street with Irish cheer for the 18th annual St. Patrick


Boil water advisory in place near West Main in Kalamazoo

A Kalamazoo water main break has prompted a boil water advisory near West Main Avenue between Wealthy Street and Coolidge Avenue. A Kalamazoo water main break has prompted a boil water advisory near West Main Avenue between Wealthy Street and Coolidge Avenue. The advisory stretches on both the north


Hit and hit and hit and run on Church St.

Hit and Run KALAMAZOO (WKZO AM/FM) -- Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers are looking for the occupants of a car involved in a hit and run crash on the city's North Side early Saturday morning. They say the Pontiac Grand Prix left the roadway in the 1400 block of North Church struck a parked car, and