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  • BCPD corporal, once assaulted by a policeman, earns Officer of the Year award

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Corporal Damon Young knows a thing or two about bad police officers. He’s seen the good ones. His dad was a good one, he said, who served communities in Detroit for decades. But it was the bad ones he encountered one night over 20 years ago who inspired him to join the force. “I was walking from a party with a friend of mine and got stopped by two officers investigating a fight,” said Cpl. Damon […]

  • Mother’s intuition saves daughter from attempted kidnapping in Battle Creek

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek police are asking for the public’s help in catching the man who approached a little girl that was the suspected target of an attempted kidnapping over Mother’s Day weekend. “We like to think that it doesn’t happen,” said BCPD Major Jim Grafton during an interview at the station. “Our kids are safe but you have to be constantly aware of your child’s whereabouts.” The incident happened Saturday night around 8pm when the 6-year-old was sitting on the curb in front of her home, […]

  • Video shows brawl inside Battle Creek Denny’s

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A fight inside a Denny’s restaurant in Battle Creek was caught on surveillance video, and now that video is being released by police. The fight happened just after 3 a.m. April 30. Police say two brothers and a woman were seated at a table when a group of four or five men walked by; one of the men allegedly made a comment about the woman. Things escalated from there. One of the people from the group hit […]

  • Man found dead in car in Covert Twp. field

    COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man found in a car Monday afternoon. Covert Township Police were called to check on a vehicle parked in a field along 72nd Street between 26th and 28th avenues. Someone contacted police because the car hadn’t been moved for days. Police found the body of 23-year-old David Reyna in the passenger seat of the car. His cause of death has not yet been determined. Anyone with information should […]

  • 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 […]