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One crash and six arrests in two stolen vehicle incidents in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – A total of six people were arrested on Thanksgiving Day in two stolen vehicle incidents in Kalamazoo, with one resulting in a crash. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says they observed a stolen vehicle in the area of Alcott Street and Portage Road. While initiating a traffic stop, the vehicle fled, causing a pursuit of the stolen car. Public Safety says they terminated the pursuit a short time later for the safety of the general public, but the vehicle soon crashed near the intersection of Portage Road and Kilgore.
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Boil water advisory issued for two Kalamazoo neighborhoods

KALAMAZOO, MI – Some Kalamazoo residents should boil their water before ingesting it after a water main break. A water main broke Friday, Nov. 26 on Whites Road, causing a temporary loss of pressure, which means water should be boiled as a precautionary measure, the city of Kalamazoo said in a news release.
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Kalamazoo police arrest 5 juveniles seen running from stolen car

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Five juveniles were arrested Thursday in Kalamazoo after they were seen running from a stolen car. While near the 800 block of West Walnut Street, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer saw the stolen vehicle, as well as the juveniles. West Michigan arrests: Battle Creek sees...

Back To The Bargaining Table At Kellogg’s

BATTLE CREEK, MI (AP) – Kellogg’s and its 1,400 striking cereal workers agreed to return to the bargaining table a day after the company threatened to start permanently replacing some of the workers. Contract talks are set to resume next Tuesday between the Battle Creek, Michigan-based company and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union. The two sides met for one day earlier this week, but didn’t make much progress toward ending the strike that began Oct. 5. The strike includes four plants in Lancaster County, Battle Creek, MI; Omaha, NE; and Memphis, TN that make all of Kellogg’s brands of cereal.

Crash on slick road kills 1, injures 5 in Berrien County

NEW BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Rainy conditions and icy roads resulted in a Berrien County crash that left one person dead Thursday, deputies said. New today: Kalamazoo police arrest 5 juveniles seen running from stolen car. Two cars had collided on U.S. Interstate 94 near Maudlin Road in New Buffalo...
Grand Rapids Business Journal

Restoration of river rapids rolling along

Grand Rapids once was known for its roaring rapids that are no longer. After nearly a century and a half, river restoration projects may bring back the “grand rapids” that once characterized the city and provide environmental and economic boosts to the city. Dale Robertson, president and chief executive officer...

Driver arrested in stolen vehicle after fleeing police and crashing

KALAMAZOO, MI – Police on Thursday, Nov. 25, arrested the driver of a stolen vehicle who fled police and crashed. Kalamazoo police spotted the stolen vehicle near East Alcott Street and Portage Street. Police tried to stop the vehicle but the driver sped off. Police pursued the fleeing vehicle but called off the chase because of the danger to other motorists.

Federal assistance has been granted to help hospitals in Michigan

Federal support was approved this week to help relieve doctors and nurses in two hospitals in Michigan. Announced on Wednesday, the federal government is sending two teams of 22 medical personnel each to relieve doctors and nurses at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. “I’m grateful...

Stolen-vehicle investigation leads to 5 juvenile arrests in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Five people were arrested as public safety officials in Kalamazoo searched for a stolen vehicle on Thursday. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the vehicle was spotted near the intersection of Walnut Street and Locust Street. We’re told a number of juveniles took off from the...
Grand Rapids Business Journal

SpringGR launches The 250 Project

When SpringGR started in 2013, there were only about 70 businesses with more than $250,000 in revenue that were owned by people of color in Grand Rapids, as compared to the 11,000 businesses in the city overall in that revenue category. A recent review by SpringGR, an entrepreneur support organization...

Gun Lake Casino helps fire department with new equipment

The Wayland Fire Department will purchase a new extrication tool after receiving financial donations from the Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino. The fire department will purchase an EFORCE 17c-SL3 combination cutter and spreader, a small, battery operated cutter that can be placed on the department’s off-road vehicle. Wayland...