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Reimagined Mackenzies Bakery opens in Vicksburg

The wait is over for baked-good lovers across Southwest Michigan who, for a year, have gone without their favorite artisanal products from the former MacKenzie’s Bakery in Kalamazoo. While the recipes, smells and even some staff will be the same, patrons will now find a reimagined Mackenzies in historic...
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Two major road projects continue in Kalamazoo area

KALAMAZOO MI (WKZO AM/FM) – Two major road projects will affect travelers beginning Monday. Westbound Parkview will close between Oakland Dr. and Greenleaf, as construction to replace water mains and rebuild the street continues. Motorists can expect the closure to be in place through the project’s completion in October....

Michigan-Based Rib Festival Returning for First Time in 2 Years

It finally seems like a somewhat normal summer is upon us, and that means plenty of major festivals and other events on the horizon. I love the summer months, largely because there’s so much to do and so many different festivals happening across Michigan. One of Michigan’s biggest rib...

Bronson wins Al Glick Softball Classic Championship

JACKSON, MI (WTVB) – The Bronson Vikings won the Al Glick Softball Classic Championship on Saturday as they defeated Parma Western 1-0. Lynsey Smith pitched 2 and 2/3 innings of relief to get the win. Haylie Wilson, Brealyn Lasky and Kaylee Wilber each had a hit. Bronson’s game with Springport was canceled due to weather.

Pro-choice advocates rally at the Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Hundreds of pro-choice supporters held signs high above their heads as chants echoed throughout the state’s Capitol lawn today.  “My body my choice, my body my choice,” chanted supporters.  Kathryn Watkins is from Hillsdale and is the leader of Pro-Choice with Heart. She says hearing that the U.S. Supreme Court will […]

Food Dance art goes up for sale to benefit Farmers Market

KALAMAZOO, MI — From the day she opened Food Dance nearly 28 years ago, Julie Stanley was all about supporting local farmers and local artists. Now, the art that has filled the recently closed Kalamazoo restaurant, since it moved to the corner of East Michigan Avenue and South Pitcher Street in 2007, is being prepared for sale.

Fedex facility brings hundreds of new jobs to Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo County, Mich. — It's bigger than five football fields and the new FedEx facility on Portage Road can process up to 12,000 packages an hour. FedEx Ground opened a new facility in Kalamazoo County on May 3. The new state-of-the-art, 312, 000 square foot facility would create hundreds...

Tournament of Writers names winners

The Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center has wrapped up the eighth season of the Tournament of Writers. This year’s competition drew 57 writers from a wide range of ages, competing for $1,200 in prizes. The topic of escapism trended in this year’s entries, with many stories and poems about runaways,...

With whistleblower complaint, congresswoman questions why FDA waited to investigate Abbott

Construction work was apparent at the Abbott Nutrition's plant on Centreville Road last week.  Congress is now investigating contamination at the baby formula production facility after infant deaths and infections.  Connecticut Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro revealed in a statement Thursday that a whistleblower sent the FDA a 34-page document outlining potential concerns with the...

CHS softball win two out of three games in their invitational tourney

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – Coldwater’s girls softball team went 2-1 in their invitational tournament on Saturday at the Rotary Softball Complex. They lost to eventual tournament champion Garden City 4-2 in the first game before coming back to beat Grandville 3-1 and Prairie Heights 8-3. Kayla Foster and Rylie Rice had two hits against Garden City. Karlie Knisely and Alexis Bills both had RBI’s.

Kalamazoo Central students dress to impress for ‘Red Carpet Gala’ prom 2022

KALAMAZOO, MI-- Kalamazoo Central students filled Bronson Park alongside blooming flowers and trees Saturday afternoon for photos before heading off to celebrate prom. Couple after couple slowly inched towards the center of the park to take turns posing in their colorful bejeweled outfits. Maneuvering through the crowd in the dresses was a task in itself; sometimes it took whole families to help carry the long or heavy dresses down the sidewalk.

Fight at Crossroads Mall in Portage prompts evacuation

PORTAGE, Mich. — The Crossroads Mall was evacuated Saturday afternoon after reports of shots fired inside the mall were reported to the City of Portage Police Department. Shoppers and employees stood outside of Crossroads mall after police called for the mall to be evacuated for what shoppers and employees believed to be an active shooting.