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    2 WMU football players arrested for armed robbery

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Two Western Michigan University freshman football players have been arrested for an armed robbery in the city of Kalamazoo. According to both Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety chief Jeff Hadley and WMU executive director of university relations Cheryl Roland, the incident occurred overnight Friday/Saturday on California Street in Kalamazoo. The victim was not a WMU student. Roland said police obtained a search warrant for a room in Draper Hall, a campus residence hall, forced open the door there […]

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    Tour de Rapids rides will go on as scheduled today

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rain delayed the start of one Tour de Rapids bicycle ride early Saturday, but later rides are on track to start as scheduled. Organizers said the 60-mile ride started about 25 minutes late, but the 10-mile Family Fun Loop for single riders and the 10-mile Family Fun Ride Loop for four riders both will get under way at 11 a.m. as scheduled. All rides are starting and finishing at the Mercy Health St. Mary’s Campus at 307 […]

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    Missing Kalamazoo County man is found dead

    KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — A Kalamazoo County man missing since Monday was discovered dead Saturday. According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday searchers located the body of Arthur Baker east of Fulton off of East W Avenue in Fulton. The investigation into Baker’s death will continue pending autopsy results. Baker, 69, was last seen walking in the 14000 block of 42nd Street in the village of Fulton on Monday afternoon. EARLIER STORIES: Friends and family search for missing […]

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    Two teens shot in Grand Rapids, suspects at large

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — No arrests have been made after two teenagers were shot Sunday afternoon on the city’s northeast side. At 2:12 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Bradford Street NE. Upon arriving at the scene, they found that two teen boys, aged 14 and 17, had been shot. The 14-year-old was shot in the leg while the 17-year-old had a bullet graze wound on his back, police said. GRPD Sgt. […]

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    Man being sought as suspect in Kent County assault

    ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect thought to be involved in a Saturday assault. The man is believed to be the driver of an older-model Chevrolet Cavalier with four doors and a Michigan license plate. The man may be armed and dangerous. The incident occurred near Alpine Avenue and Four Mile Road, according to Kent County Undersheriff Michelle Young. Anybody with information about the suspect or the assault is being asked to contact the Kent […]

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    Suspect being sought after Battle Creek bank robbery

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Police are searching for a man who robbed a southwest-side bank at midday Saturday. At 11:40 a.m. Saturday, the Battle Creek Police Department responded to reports of a bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank at 630 Capital Ave. SW. Multiple officers immediately filled the area but could not find the suspect. They canvassed the area on foot and spoke to residents of the area. A canine track also was unsuccessful. Police described the lone suspect as a […]

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    Bank robbery money located thanks to tip from suspect

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Police have recovered most of the money stolen during a July 20 bank robbery in Big Rapids. On Sunday, the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety announced that the money had been found thanks to a letter sent from jail by Anthony Oby Loose, the 33-year-old who has been charged with the Big Rapids bank robbery. According to Public Safety, on Friday its investigators intercepted a letter from Loose identifying the location of the money stolen during […]

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    $2 million M-46 improvement project gets started Monday

    HOWARD CITY, Mich. — A $2 million highway roadwork project in Montcalm County will get under way Monday and impact a 2.4-mile stretch of the roadway for 2 1/2 months. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the project calls for resurfacing 2.4 miles of M-46 from west of U.S. 131 to east of Federal Road plus adding a center left-turn lane between U.S. 131 and Edgar Road. The work will begin Monday morning and conclude on Saturday, Oct. 15. MDOT said […]

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    Driver killed in rollover crash on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — One person was killed and U.S. 131 in both directions was shut down Saturday afternoon following a rollover crash. Just before 4 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety were dispatched to crash on southbound US-131 near 12th Street. Investigators found a single vehicle was involved in a rollover crash. The driver of the vehicle was the only occupant and was pronounced dead at the scene. Update: NB & SB US-131 after BL US-131 (Stadium Dr) exit 36Freeway closedDue to a crashKalamazoo County […]