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  • Kalamazoo Rib Fest 2018

    Kalamazoo Rib Fest is August 2-4.  For more details, click here.

  • Decatur man arrested after assault at Van Buren Co. inn

    DOWAGIAC, Mich. – A Decatur man is in custody for a variety of charges after an assault at an inn in Sister Lakes. The Van Buren County Sheriff says that Alanzo Gasca, 26, was asked to leave The Lakeview Inn on Timmons Road at about 1:30 a.m. for acting out of control.  Staff ha asked him to leave and when he refused, they forcibly removed him.  Gasca then allegedly came back with a loaded semi-automatic rifle. The employee and bystanders […]

  • Local duck boat company reacts to tragedy in Missouri

    SAUGATUCK, Mich. – A local duck boat tour company is reacting to a tragic accident in Missouri where 17 people have died. The Ride the Ducks Branson duck boat went down in Table Rock Lake near Branson during strong winds that “came out of nowhere,” said Jim Pattison Jr., president of the business’s parent company, Thursday night.  Fourteen people survived, with passengers and workers on the nearby Showboat Branson Belle — still docked as people boarded for a cruise — […]

  • Tornado Watch Issued

    UPDATE: The watches for been cancelled for all the West Michigan counties, except for Branch County, until 6:00 p.m. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Tornado Watch has been issued for five West Michigan counties until 6:00 p.m. as storms move in. The watch is in effect for Branch, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties, which includes the city of Kalamazoo and South Haven. The watch means that conditions are possible for a tornado, but none have been spotted.  […]

  • Kalamazoo Twp. credit union robbed

    KALAMAZOO TWP., Mich. – Police are investigating a robbery at a credit union in Kalamazoo Township. Kalamazoo Township Police say that the robbery happened around Noon at the Kalsee Credit Union in the 300 block of W. Mosel Avenue. Employees told police that the suspect, described as a tall black man, with a medium build, came into the credit union and jumped over the counter and forced staff to give him cash.  He was wearing dark clothing and a mask.  […]

  • Man who poured acid on girlfriend sentenced to prison

    ALLEGAN, Mich. — The man who poured acid on his girlfriend, seriously injuring her in 2016 in Allegan County, has been sentenced. Gregory Marsman poured acid on the face and chest of his girlfriend, Sheryl Keech, on March 15, 2016.  He pleaded guilty, but mentally ill in May to one charge of torture.  Marsman was sentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison. Three other charges for Home Invasion, Domestic Violence and being a Habitual Offender were dropped in […]

  • Two arrested for check fraud in Lowell

    LOWELL, Mich. – Two men have been arrested after allegedly passing fraudulent checks in the Lowell area. Lowell Police say that they arrested the two men Tuesday after one of the men tried to cash a fraudulent check at the Mercantile Bank in Lowell.  The bank had been alerted to an earlier attempt by the suspect to cash a check at a Grand Rapids location. Bank employees were able to get a description of the suspect’s vehicle, which was driven […]

  • Animal shelter looking for help in treating five dogs with heartworm

    FREMONT, Mich. – An area animal shelter is asking for help in taking care of five rescued dogs that have heartworms. The Bellwether Harbor Animal Shelter in Fremont, Michigan has five dogs which will need in total about $5,000 in treatments to save them from the heartworms.  Staff says that the shelter’s medical budget has been inundated with animal issues over the last two months. “These medical needs, all coming in a short span of time, are depleting our budget […]

  • Whitecaps announce leadership changes

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – The West Michigan Whitecaps announced major changes in leadership at the end of the 2018 season, their 25th year. Managing Partner and CEO Lew Chamberlain and Whitecaps CFO Denny Baxter will step away from day-to-day operations and Scott Lane, the first employee hired by the Whitecaps in 1993, will retire at the end of the season. Chamberlain and Baxter will become the Chairman and Founder of the Whitecaps and will focus on strategic oversight. Joe Chamberlin, […]