CRIME & SAFETY
Crash in Kalamazoo sends two to the hospital, impacts traffic
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Two were hurt in a crash on Drake Road in Kalamazoo, according to officers on scene. The crash happened near Grand Prairie Road around 3 p.m. Friday. Police: Vehicle chase ends in capture of armed suspects in Van Buren County. Both individuals were taken to the...
Two arrested after Michigan police pursuit crosses into Steuben County
STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA) - The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says the department assisted in a high-speed chase late Friday morning that resulted in the arrest of two Michigan residents. Police say just after 11:15 a.m., deputies were called by the Branch County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan for help...
Crash temporarily blocks busy Kalamazoo County road
PORTAGE, Mich. — A portion of South Westnedge Avenue near I-94 was briefly blocked by a crash Thursday. Kalamazoo: teenager walking to school hit by speeding vehicle, police say. News Channel 3 arrived on scene around 8:30 p.m. and saw two cars with minor damage near the entrance ramp...
Man, 66, dies in Southwest Michigan fire
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, MI -- A 66-year-old man died after he was found inside a burning residence, the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office reports. At 10:12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13000 block of Riverside Drive in Constantine Township for a fire.
Juvenile Gun Violence Escalates in Kalamazoo County, West Michigan: Public's Help Needed
West Michigan's Kalamazoo County has shown a considerable rise in juvenile gun violence recently, as per local authorities. Police are finding difficulty in identifying those responsible, with criminals leaving no fingerprints at crime scenes. This bump in crime is increasingly placing officers at risk, adding more complexity to gun violence incidents involving underage individuals.
Kalamazoo teenager walking to school hit by speeding vehicle, police say
PORTAGE, Mich. — Three 15-year-old girls were walking to Loy Norrix High School when one of them was hit by a vehicle Thursday morning, Nick Armold, Portage Department of Public Safety Chief said. The girls were on the sidewalk but moved to the edge of the road because of...
BC woman dies after being struck by vehicle on West Dickman Road
SPRINGFIELD, MI (WNWN/WTVB) – A 30-year-old woman from Battle Creek died from her injuries on Wednesday after she was struck by a vehicle on West Dickman Road near Barberry Drive in Springfield. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says the woman was struck by an eastbound vehicle at about 6:30...
Retired detective says “come on with it” after being sued for $100 million
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – One of the two retired Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office detectives being sued for $100 million by Jeff Titus for wrongful conviction says “come on with it.”. Mike Brown had that reaction to learning he and retired Sergeant Michael Werkema are the targets...
Apparent garage catches fire near Plainwell, no injuries
OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A detached structure, likely a garage, caught fire at a property near Plainwell on Thursday, according to firefighters on scene. Witnesses reported seeing smoke in the area around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Traffic appeared to be impacted on 102nd Avenue, near 13th Street. However, as of...
Michigan Man Fatally Shot Man He Believed Stole His Dog
A man in Michigan thought his dog was stolen, so he fatally shot the man he thought stole the dog. Now, he will serve a sentence of up to 50 years in prison for the murder, RadarOnline.com has learned.Around 12:20 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2021, police were called to LakeView Apartments in Kalamazoo regarding a shooting, as Front Page Detectives reported.Once at the scene, officers found 23-year-old Collin Mitchell lying on the ground outside his apartment with an apparent gunshot wound.Responding medical personnel unsuccessfully attempted rescue efforts.Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators determined 24-year-old Jayshaun Bishop believed Mitchell had...
Watervliet man dies after drowning while fishing out of kayak in Paw Paw Lake
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - A Watervliet man has died after officials say he drowned while fishing out of a kayak in Paw Paw Lake Wednesday evening. First responders were called to the lake just after 5:40 p.m. on reports of a person that had been pulled from the water and was unresponsive. Deputies began CPR until medics arrived, but their lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.
Youth gun violence continues, lack of fingerprints could stall arrests
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The age of people getting their hands on guns continues to get younger, and police are fearful for the day a kid with a firearm stands between them and keeping the community safe. News Channel 3 anchor and reporter Allie Jennerjahn was invited to attend the...
City of Kalamazoo approves $50K grant to address gun violence
Kalamazoo city commissioners approved a $50,000 grant aimed a ending gun violence. A portion of the funds will go to Urban Alliance's Change of Status program.
Missing Mattawan teen found safe after four-day search
MATTAWAN, Mich. — Mackenzie Mohney is on her way home. Mohney, 17, was found safe and sound in Georgia Tuesday after a four-day search, according to Van Buren County Sheriff's Office. Deputies received information about a possible suspect in the southern state and worked with local authorities to find...
Paw Paw firefighters recognize Quillen in Roscommon
Members of the Paw Paw Volunteer Fire Department traveled to Roscommon, Mich., where they took part on Sept. 16, in an annual State Tribute for fallen firemen, held by the Michigan State Firemen’s Association. This year, Paw Paw firefighter Lt. Ethan Quillen, who died in the line of duty Feb. 22, was recognized for his service. In photo, Quillen’s widow, Kaitlyn, and their daughter, Loghenn, look at the memorial marker, with Lt. Quillen’s name engraved on it. In second photo, members of the Paw Paw Fire Department are shown standing in front of the 9-11 FDNY caisson truck.
‘Living altar space’ honors missing, murdered Black women
Kalamazoo-based artist Maya James told News 8 she "wanted to do something meaningful that represented the stories of women of color who go missing or are murdered."
Michigan Amazon Driver Douses House Fire, Saves Elderly Resident
During a regular delivery round in a senior living community in Portage, Michigan, an Amazon driver, Cedric Figures, encountered a notable situation. Figures observed a fire in a house belonging to an elderly man.
Overnight Shooting in Kalamazoo Results in Serious Injuries, Suspect Remains at Large
A shooting occurred near Florence Street and North Westnedge Avenue in Kalamazoo overnight, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. Officials report one person sustained serious injuries from the incident. Police discovered the victim around midnight and promptly transported them to a local hospital.
Additional state money will be used to help Kalamazoo officials fight gun violence
KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – The City of Kalamazoo will be getting a financial boost from Lansing to help fight gun violence. Most of the grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will be handed over to the Urban Alliance to continue their Change of Status program for another year.
Evening shooting on North Westnedge Avenue under investigation
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — One man was shot around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday near North Westnedge Avenue, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said. The man's injuries are non-life threatening, officers said. The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information can call police at 269-337-8120.