KDPS chief urges no retaliation after 17-year-old killedWOOD TV820 HOURS AGO
Fire starts at $95 million Kalamazoo courthouse under constructionKalamazoo Gazette21 HOURS AGO
Targeting homeless, Kalamazoo bans sleeping bags, bedding in city parksKalamazoo Gazette5 HOURS AGO
It wasn’t just the shoes: Man trying to sell Jordans killed in ambush, prosecutor saysKalamazoo Gazette1 DAY AGO
KDPS chief urges no retaliation after 17-year-old killed
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is trying to figure out who is responsible for shooting and killing a 17-year-old Wednesday afternoon.
Names of 21-year-olds found dead in house released by police
BATTLE CREEK, MI – Police have released the names of a man and woman found dead inside a house a week ago. Aniya Cross and Mateo Ramon, both 21, were found dead June 1, at home in the 100 block of North Wabash Avenue, Battle Creek police said in a news release June 8.
Fire engulfs house in Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood
KALAMAZOO, MI – A two-story house was severely damaged in a fire Thursday evening in Kalamazoo. The house on North Burdick Streets, between Paterson and Clay streets, caught fire around 4:50 p.m., June 8, in Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood. The house had been vacant for years, neighbors told MLive/Kalamazoo...
Fire starts at $95 million Kalamazoo courthouse under construction
KALAMAZOO, MI – A fire scorched part of the Kalamazoo County Justice Facility’s roof on Thursday afternoon. A fire started on the roof of the new courthouse, 335 Eleanor St., around 3:45 p.m., June 8. Flames and black smoke were seen on the southwest corner of the roof, MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette reporters witnessed.
It wasn’t just the shoes: Man trying to sell Jordans killed in ambush, prosecutor says
KALAMAZOO, MI – A man was shot and killed when he tried to sell a pair of Jordans in Kalamazoo. James Douglas White Jr., 29, was shot and killed Dec. 30, 2022, near North Burdick Street and Parsons Street. He went to Burdick Street to sell a pair of shoes to Jalani Darshawn Nowling, White’s girlfriend Ebonie Whiteside testified.
This Cute Guy, Jack in Kalamazoo, is Looking for His New Home
Who's looking for a baby Jack Russel Terrier mix to adopt?. Take a look at this adorable puppy named Jack. Yes, his name is Jack thanks to his suspected breed mix but, honestly, he looks like a Jack. Jack is a few months old and is looking for his new home! I would strongly recommend a meet and greet at the SPCA of SW Michigan before considering adoption.
County Health Director raises sanitary code concerns about proposed pod community site in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – It appears an effort to create a pod community in Kalamazoo, which has been on hold for two years, may face several other problems. Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department Health Director Jim Rutherford says the county’s sanitary code may not permit the pods. He says they could revise the code, but that could take months and costs for legal fees.
Feds: Kidnapping suspect tried to have witness killed
A man accused of helping to kidnap a teen girl who was then murdered now faces four federal criminal charges, including one for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill a witness against him.
The Michigan City Where a Factory Is Allegedly ‘Poisoning’ Kids
Residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan say their city has always had a smell problem.“Everybody was like, ‘What’s this odor? Where’s it coming from?’” Brandi Crawford, who lived in the city from 2011 to 2020, told The Daily Beast.Crawford said she developed asthma after she moved to the city’s north side in 2012. A more industrial area of Kalamazoo, residents there say the odor is noticeably worse.“There’s this factory, I feel like it’s kind of too close to people’s houses,” Crawford recalled telling her doctor at the time. “I wonder if that’s why I’m getting sicker.”The factory she was referring to is...
Ravine Road closure scheduled for Monday, June 12
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – Ravine Road between Douglass Avenue and Nichols Road in Kalamazoo scheduled to close on Monday, June 12. Kalamazoo City Officials say the closure is for infrastructure repairs. They expect to have the road reopened on Friday, June 16. Drivers are advised to seek an...
Ambulance company to stop service in Kalamazoo County
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – One ambulance service will no longer operate in Kalamazoo County. Pride Care Ambulance will permanently stop emergency and non-emergency ambulance operations starting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority said in a news release. Life EMS Ambulance will cover all...
Construction of Edison Academy expected to be complete by fall
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Progress has been made at the new Edison Academy location. An update was provided by Director of Facilities Karen Jackson, during the Kalamazoo Public Schools board meeting Thursday night. "The new building has been under construction for nearly two years and hopes of completion are soon,"...
700 housing units near lake? Portage leaders hear outcry, pause developments
PORTAGE, MI — Two proposed developments that could bring nearly 700 new housing units near Austin Lake in Portage are on pause as city leaders work to address citizen questions and concerns.
New police motorcycles now cruising in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Three new public safety motorcycles are now (loudly) cruising the streets of Kalamazoo. The three 2023 Harley Davidson Electra Glides, each leased for three years for $19,555.56, are now officially part of the force. Officers are riding them daily as part of regular operations in the city, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Captain Chris Franks said.
Man pleads guilty after his celebratory New Year’s gunshots killed 2
VAN BUREN COUNTY, MI – A man pleaded guilty in a New Year’s Eve shooting that killed two people. Christopher Toppenberg, 63, pleaded guilty June 1 to using firearms under the influence causing death in Van Buren County Circuit Court. Two counts each of second-degree homicide and felony...
Cut paper mill’s toxic gas output or shut it down, $600M lawsuit demands
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, June 7, blames government and company officials for gas proliferating into neighborhoods. It argues Graphic Packaging International, a source of toxic gas, should reduce its gas levels or be shut down. The federal complaint asks for injunctive relief, mandating the closure of...
Heads Up! Michigan DNR Says These Everyday Items Could Actually Spark a Wildfire
West Michigan is in dire need of some rain! Can you remember the last time we actually saw a measurable amount of rainfall here in the Kalamazoo area? It's been nearly a month!. The last time Kalamazoo saw any significant rainfall was May 19 and even then we only when...
Kalamazoo’s Howard Street project scheduled to start Monday, June 12
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – A project to repave and preserve the surface of Howard Street between Oakland Drive and Stadium Drive is scheduled to begin Monday, June 12. Kalamazoo City officials say the work will result in single-lane closures in each direction for the duration of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.
Kalamazoo Kik Pool set to open Thursday, offering open swim & more
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The City of Kalamazoo's popular Kik Pool is scheduled to open Thursday, a day later than expected due to a faulty water pump. The pool is scheduled to open for lap swim at 11:30 a.m. Open swim is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. until 6...
Volunteers needed for community tree planting event In Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – ReLeaf Michigan, a statewide non-profit tree organization, in collaboration with Bell’s Brewery, the city of Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo Washington Square Library, and the Edison Neighborhood Association is seeking volunteers to help plant 20 trees at Washington Square Library in Kalamazoo on Saturday, June 10, from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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