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  • 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 […]

  • Bangor student duct-taped to chair; teacher resigns

    BANGOR, Mich. — Bangor Police Chief Tommy Simpson was among the dozens of people who attended Monday’s school board meeting where p voiced their concern over a video of teachers and staff playing an inappropriate game. Afterwards, a few students walked up to him with something they wanted him to see. “We had some students approach us and advised that another student had been duct taped in class during the day,” said Chief Simpson. “By the time we started conducting […]

  • Thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry stolen from 90-year-old woman’s home

    STURGIS, Mich. — Michigan State Police are looking for two suspects who took advantage of 90-year-old woman Saturday afternoon. They said she was at home alone on Nottawa Road when a man appeared at her door requesting to check her electricity. “He told her they were doing work on the power lines in the area and that he needed to come in to check her junction box in her basement,” said Det. Sgt. Todd Petersen with the Michigan State Police. […]

  • Several guns stolen during violent home invasion in Van Buren County

    BLOOMINGDALE, Mich. — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a home invasion and armed robbery Thursday night. The incident happened at about 10:00pm in the 15000 block of 41st Street in Bloomingdale Township. According to deputies, a 53-year-old man was in his home, watching TV, when someone knocked on his door. When he opened the door, four men barged in and pistol-whipped him in the head. “They were wearing hoodie sweatshirts,” said Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott. “They had their hoods up […]

  • Police: Suspect in Kalamazoo shooting, carjacking arrested

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The suspect in a morning crime spree that included a shooting, a school lockdown and a carjacking in Kalamazoo has been arrested. “About 9:30 this morning, there was an armed robbery in the county at a Citgo,” said Police Chief Jeff Hadley speaking to the media at Kalamazoo Public Safety headquarters. “From that location, a subject identified as a male, white, about 6’4 [and] 200 pounds came into the city of Kalamazoo.” Chief Hadley said the suspect drove […]

  • Malnourished dogs removed from home; owner found in hospital

    PAW PAW, Mich. — Three dogs are recovering after being found over the weekend, locked in the basement of a dilapidated home. The dogs were rescued from a two-story home in Lawrence, Michigan after neighbors called the Van Buren County Sheriff’s office. “The home didn’t have heat, water or electricity,” said Lt. Jim Chacon. “There was feces throughout the house. Two of the dogs were very malnourished. The third was in better health but still malnourished.” Lt. Chacon said that the home […]

  • Sturgis teacher arrested on sex allegations with a student

    STURGIS, Mich. — Police are investigating a Sturgis High School teacher for allegations of criminal sexual conduct with a student. Police said they’ve been investigating the 37-year-old for weeks. “Approximately 2-3 weeks ago we were contacted by Sturgis Public Schools who had received information about some allegations of inappropriate conduct with a teacher and former students,” said Deputy Chief Ryan Banaszak with the Sturgis Police Department. “At that point the investigation was turned over to us.” Police have identified the suspect as Keith […]

  • Recovering what’s left behind: Residents return to senior high-rise after fire

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Gisele Bontrager was rushed out of her home early Saturday morning. Her dog began barking when someone banged on the door. “Somebody knock on our door and said ‘The building’s on fire,  the building’s on fire,’” recalled Bontrager while holding her dog in her arms. “I got her dressed. I got myself dressed. We got out to the stairway, 9th floor. It wasn’t easy.” Residents at the Crosstown Parkway Apartments said a fire broke out at a senior living high-rise in Kalamazoo forcing […]