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  • Kalamazoo residents meet with police to derail the ‘X-Train’

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Residents of the city’s north side are fed up with a group of party-goers destroying their neighborhood. Tuesday they took action by meeting with community leaders and Kalamazoo Public Safety to put an end to the “X-Train.” “Our whole goal as deterrants, we’d rather have people not participate and let them know that we’re going to do enforcement than have to go out and arrest a bunch of folks and write a bunch of tickets and tow a bunch […]

  • Deputies: Father arrested after leaving child in car while visiting nightclub

    SPRINGFIELD, Mich. — A father in southwest Michigan spent the Easter holiday in jail after deputies said he left his 1-year-old son inside a car while visiting the child’s mother at a Heartbeats Exotic Nightclub early Saturday morning. “Deputies were called to Heartbeats, which is a local bar here in Springfield, for an infant that was left unattended in a vehicle,” said Lt. Dan Latta with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Public Safety. “Some patrons at the bar had gone out […]

  • Judge to decide defense motion of accused Kalamazoo shooter

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Jason Dalton made his first public appearance  since being dragged out of court months ago for unruly behavior. He returned to the Kalamazoo County Courthouse Thursday morning as his defense attorney, Eusebio Solis, requested that the statements he made to officers in the first hours after he was detained be excused from his upcoming June 13 trail. “Twenty-five times he says he doesn’t want to speak,” said Solis to Judge Alexander C. Lipsey. “Fifteen of those times he’s actually mentions the word […]

  • WMU names new president, once dubbed “Auto Czar” during Obama administration

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Dr. Edward B. Montgomery hugged his wife Kari as he stood up to a loud round of applause and cheers from a packed ballroom at Heritage Hall. Western Michigan University Board of Trustees each voted “aye” to hiring him as the school’s new president. And Montgomery was grinning from ear-to-ear. “Coming on to a team with a 104 year track record of success is a little daunting to be the next guy up,” said Dr. Montgomery during his […]

  • Battle Creek Pizza Huts holding fundraiser for 2 killed in crash

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kimberly Miller went to the Pizza Hut on Beckley Road last Friday morning just to make sure everything was going okay. It’s what she does from time-to-time considering she’s an assistant manager there. However the moment she stepped inside that day a co-worker asked if they could talk outside. Within minutes, Miller was in tears. “I thought she was lying,” said Miller who was told that morning that her friend and co-worker Kathie Thomason died. “Immediately I just […]

  • ‘This is unreal’ — Injured veteran receives new scooter after hit and run

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — James Pettigrew’s eyes filled with tears the moment he saw it coming his way. Rich Pavey rode a red scooter down a driveway that led to the  veteran’s apartment. When it arrived closer to his doorstep, the 61-year-old Vietnam veteran took one look at it and cried. “I’m sorry,” said Pettigrew wiping his eyes as he sat on the scooter. “I’m sorry. It’s just, It’s like unreal. It’s unreal.” After 11 months, he said, of going back-and-forth with […]

  • Veteran waiting for new scooter nearly a year after hit-and-run

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — James Pettigrew said he doesn’t remember much from the night of May 13, 2016. Police found him in the middle of the street early that morning while it was still dark outside. “The last thing I remember is bright lights in front of me,” said Pettigrew. “I went to sleep and I woke up August 27.” Pettigrew was in a coma for months after the hit-and-run, he said. The scooter he was riding on that night was […]

  • Police looking for two suspects in armed robbery at Battle Creek ATM

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police are looking for two men who they say robbed a woman at gunpoint Saturday night while she was withdrawing money from an ATM. “She was approached by what we believe to be two black males with handguns,” said Det. Sgt. Troy Gilleylen with the Battle Creek Police Department. “The males pointed the firearms at her, demanding that she take more money out of the ATM machine, which she did comply.” The incident happened at the Omni […]

  • MSP: Treat non-working traffic lights as a four-way “yield,” not “stop”

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Wednesday’s windstorm did more than just blow down tall trees and power lines. It caused a widespread power outage that affected traffic signals too. So, most drivers have been coming to a complete stop when they see an inoperable light. But F/Lt. Dale Hinz with Michigan State Police said that’s not exactly the right thing to do. “To simplify things, out of power traffic lights become […] not necessarily a four-way stop but a four-way yield,” said F/Lt. Hinz. “And […]