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Portage Central swimming enjoying a hot start in their new facility

PORTAGE, Mich. — The Mustangs have been perfect in their head-to-head meets in the early going of the 2018-19 season. Portage Central has found themselves ranked 6th in the state in Divsion 2. The Mustangs are enjoying a brand new natatorium that is connected to the Portage Central High School and w


Kalamazoo Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

On Tuesday, at approximately 9:31 a.m., the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety was dispatched to the 1600 block of East Main Street regarding a subject that had been robbed. The victim informed officers that they had been sitting in their vehicle when they were approached by a subject that displa


Michigan Treasury: Beware of W-2 scams during tax season

PORTAGE, Mich. — With tax refund season just around the corner scammers are targeting employers in an effort to steal personal information. According to the Michigan Department of Treasury, cybercriminals are impersonating executives in businesses and emailing payroll staff asking for copies of empl


Kalamazoo County joins national lawsuit

KALAMAZOO(WKZO AM/FM) -- The Kalamazoo County Board will join in a national class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical firms because of their role in sparking the national opioid crisis.


Portage brush pickup accelerated to beat expected winter storm

PORTAGE, MI — The January quarterly curbside brush collection schedule will be accelerated based on predicted snowfall over the coming days, the city of Portage reports. The weather forecast predicts a significant amount of snow in the next two weeks, the city of Portage said in a news release.


Man sentenced in deadly Kzoo liquor store shooting

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The suspect in a deadly Kalamazoo liquor store shooting in September was sentenced to decades in prison. On Dec. 7, Jerome Calvin Oday II of Kalamazoo pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder, one count of weapon felony firearm and fourth habitual offender. Three


Will You Be Taking Part In The Kalamazoo Women’s March On Event?

The Kalamazoo Women March On event is back on , and this year they aim to gather people of all backgrounds to stand in solidarity against, “forces of inequality, injustice and intolerance in all its forms.” The event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with a non-stop march from Bronson Park to the

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Kalamazoo County declares opioids 'public nuisance' ahead of class-action lawsuit

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Kalamazoo County Commission signed a document that declared opioids a public nuisance and signed a contract to join a national class-action lawsuit opioid against pharmaceutical companies during the Jan. 15 board meeting.


Flooding concerns still plague Eagle and Crooked lakes communities in Kalamazoo County

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — There is a plan to bring water levels down at Eagle and Crooked lakes, where flooding has plagued homeowners for nearly a year. Texas Township leaders are working to come up with the roughly $800,000 cost of the plan; but Township Supervisor John Hinkle said the money is not


Michigan's medical marijuana shortage: state lets dispensaries sell untested pot

DETROIT (FOX 2) - Michigan's crackdown on unlicensed medical marijuana shops has had a domino effect on the licenses businesses and has not cut off access for many patients. Now the state is making some allowances - but there's a caveat.


Where to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo community — including university, college and city leaders — will come together this month in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.


Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in fatal shooting of roommate

KALAMAZOO, MI — A man accused of murder for fatally shooting his roommate has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Thomas Wyatt, 26, entered the guilty plea Tuesday, Jan. 8. In exchange for his plea, a charge of open murder will be dropped, along with a charge of careless discharge of a firea


Otsego remains unbeaten with a 72-50 win at Portage Northern

PORTAGE, Mich -- The Otsego Bulldogs improved to 11-0 on the season with a 72-50 win over Portage Northern. Jordan Ross recorded 21 points off of the bench for Otsego.


Police find nearly 40 grams of cocaine on Pontiac man after traffic stop in northern Michigan

RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Pontiac man is facing charges after police found cocaine and open alcohol in a vehicle they stopped for speeding in northern Michigan. Donald Leduke, 42, was charged with possession of open intoxicants and possession of less than 50 grams of cocaine.


Kalamazoo Wings Celebrate 45 Years This Weekend

An action packed 45th anniversary celebration is on tap this weekend with the Kalamazoo Wings. Friday Night the Cincinnati Cyclones come to Kalamazoo to take on the K-Wings. Puck drops at 7:30. In case you haven't heard...the fans LOVE the $2 Beer, Soda and Hot Dogs. Check out this video below.

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Popular Kzoo restaurant offering discount for federal workers affected by shutdown

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Craig Dotson says he has been paying close attention to the government shutdown he's upset about it. He’s spoken with a few federal employees who told him that they’re already cutting corners with their budgets.


Icy Michigan roads blamed in fatal crash

CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say icy Michigan roads were a factor in at least one fatal crash as freezing rain brought hazardous driving conditions. Chelsea Fire Department Capt. Chris Smyth tells our media partners at MLive that a man died after crashing into a jackknifed semi on Interstate 94


Employers to vie for job, intern candidates at spring career fairs

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Hundreds of employers will be at Western Michigan University during the spring semester to participate in career fairs and vie for candidates to fill full- and part-time jobs as well as internships and co-op positions.


Michigan man falls 9 floors to his death playing hide-and-seek

A 21-year-old man fell to his death playing hide-and-seek inside a long-abandoned warehouse in Detroit, authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Mazqai, from Taylor, Michigan, was playing the children's game with two pals before he plunged nine floors down an elevator shaft in the early morning hours of


Driver robbed in Kalamazoo; 1 arrested

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo man is in custody after police say he robbed a driver on East Main Street. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of E. Main Street, near Phelps Avenue in Kalamazoo’s Eastside neighborhood.