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Stabbing incident under investigation in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO MI (WKZO AM/FM) – The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is continuing its search for a suspect in an early morning stabbing incident Saturday. Officials report that a 42-year-old man was stabbed multiple times around 1:30 am near the WMU campus. It’s not known at this time why...
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Kalamazoo theatre icon James Carver passes away at age 90

KALAMAZOO MI (WKZO AM/FM) – Tributes are pouring in for James Carver, after word of his passing appeared on social media via his family. Carver, 90, joined the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre in 1958, beginning a storied career as a production assistant. Carver became the Managing Director at the Civic...
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Goodbye date night boredom: Explore Kalamazoo's best date spots

Love is in the air as WMU students come together for a new school year. While some are still searching for that special someone and others are returning to campus with a partner, here you’ll find a list of the best date spots in the Kalamazoo area. Some may...
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48-unit condo development could be coming to west side of Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI — A 48-unit condo development northeast of the Stadium Drive/9th Street intersection could be on the way to the west side of Kalamazoo County. If approved, Sunset Pointe Condominiums would consist of a total of 48 units, with two units each inside two dozen, separate 4,250-square-foot duplex condominium buildings. In addition to the residences — each of which would have its own attached two-car garage and driveway space for a third vehicle — there would be a clubhouse, community pool, associated parking lot and a pedestrian trail system.
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Covered Bridge closed due to hit height restrictor

CENTREVILLE — The Langley Covered Bridge outside of Centreville is closed temporarily due to an incident that occurred Monday. According to the St. Joseph County Road Commission, a height limiter on the north end of the bridge was hit by a truck with a horse trailer attempting to cross the bridge, knocking the limiter over. The height of the limiter structure, which helps regulate height restrictions on the bridge, is 8 feet, 4 inches, while a pipe extending below it is 7 feet, 6 inches.
CENTREVILLE, MI

What Do You Call A Person From Kalamazoo?

This question has hounded me since I've moved here. Every town or city I've lived in, it's been relatively easy to identify ourselves - Wichitan, Oklahoman (or Okie), Duncanite, Ardmoron, etc. But Kalamazoo is a different animal, and a mouthful at times. So, what do people who live here actually...
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Steve VanderVeen: Three brothers, plenty of celery and Holland Transplanter

First, there was celery. Then, there was Holland Transplanter. In 1856, George Taylor emigrated to Kalamazoo from Scotland and brought celery seeds with him. By 1866, many Hollanders had arrived in Kalamazoo, and one, a gardener named Cornelius DeBruyn, developed a “modern” celery. By 1872, Dutch emigrants had turned the muck-lands around Kalamazoo into celery fields.
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