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9-year-old boy shot in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — A child was shot Thursday afternoon. A 9-year-old boy was shot around 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Lake and James streets, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley said. The child was taken to a local hospital, Coakley said. There is no update on his...
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Frankenmuth man sentenced in Bradley Trailer Park slaying

A Frankenmuth man who pleaded guilty to killing a man last July in Bradley Trailer Park was sentenced to spend at least three decades in prison over what apparently started as a minor beef over a dog. Charles Steven Reid, 30, was sentenced to 32-55 years for second-degree homicide by...
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Two Fellas Grill Opening New Location In Kalamazoo On Gull Road

As we await the opening of a few highly anticipated restaurants in Kalamazoo, it seems another one has added themselves to the list. Two Fellas Grill, the restaurant known for hot grilled tortilla wraps filled with cheeses, sauces, chicken, chicken tenders, mac n' cheese and even tater tots, will be opening a new location on Gull Rd. The new location will be located in the strip mall where the Jimmy John's and Dollar Tree are located on the westbound side of Gull Rd. There current location at 2730 W Michigan Ave is still open for business.
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Local Restaurant Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary

This week the big news for a lot of restaurants is that their dining room has re-opened. Brann's Steakhouse and Grill, in Wyoming, not only has their dining room open, but they will soon be celebrating their 50th anniversary!. Now days you rarely hear of a business that has been...
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Police release name of man fatally shot by Michigan trooper

State police have identified an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a state trooper in southwestern Michigan after what police called a “prolonged and violent” struggle between the men. Virgil Taylor, 31, of Zeeland, was shot by the trooper in Allegan County’s Heath Township near Hamilton. An autopsy showed...
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WMU Board of Trustees member Ron Kitchens steps down

Western Michigan University Board of Trustees member Ron Kitchens stepped down after serving for more than four years on the board. A new trustee will be appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to complete the term set to expire on Dec. 31, 2024. Kitchens’ premature leave follows his move to Alabama,...
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Boy, 9, dead after shooting in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — A 9-year-old boy died after a Thursday afternoon shooting. The child was pronounced dead at a Kalamazoo hospital June 24, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Vernon Coakley said. The boy was shot near the intersection of Lake and James streets around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Coakley said.
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Interim head of research and innovation appointed as Western plans search in fall

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees approved the appointment of administrator and faculty member Dr. Steven Carr as interim vice president for the Office of Research and Innovation. He replaces Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy, who starts her new role as Illinois State University president on July 1. The University...
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Longtime Kalamazoo Valley college president Marilyn Schlack dies at 85

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Marilyn Schlack, the longtime president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, died peacefully at 85 years old this week. Schlack served as president of the local community college for 35 years before retiring in 2017, at the age of 81. Prior to being named president, she served as an associate dean beginning in 1974.
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FedEx Goal Is To Hire 200 This Saturday at Open House in Portage

As FedEx Ground prepares to open a brand new distribution center in Portage, it needs to staff the operation, and is looking to hire 200 package handlers as soon as possible. The distribution center is set to open early next month, according to WWMT. Now, FedEx is looking to staff the facility. To that end, FedEx is having a job fair this Saturday, June 26th at the new facility at 6701 Portage Road. The 200 package handlers, hires will be processing some 12,000 packages an hour.