CRIME & SAFETY
Motorist killed in Sunday morning crash in Kalamazoo County
A driver died in a two-vehicle collision in Kalamazoo County early Sunday morning. A driver died in a two-vehicle collision in Kalamazoo County early Sunday morning.
KDPS looks for vandalism suspect
Kalamazoo police are asking the public to help identify and locate a man they suspect to be involved in vandalism featuring hateful speech.
Deputies: Bicyclist injured in Springfield crash
Authorities say a bicyclist was injured in a crash in Springfield Monday night.
Kalamazoo man pleads guilty to killing longtime friend over $80
KALAMAZOO, MI — A 37-year-old Kalamazoo man who shot and killed a man he’d known 20 years in May 2022 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Michael Anthony Tolliver pleaded guilty on Thursday, Nov. 9, to one count of second-degree murder and one count of weapons felony firearm for the May 2022 shooting death of David William Brown, Jr., 34.
Pileup Involving Semi Hauling Cattle Snarls US-131 Near Martin
MARTIN TWP., MI (WHTC-AM/FM, Nov. 22, 2023) – A three-vehicle pileup that included a semi hauling cattle snarled US-131 north of Martin late on Tuesday night. Allegan County Sheriff’s Sergeant Blair Kacos wouldn’t disclose any information about the motorists involved or what led to the crash around 10:30 PM in the southbound lanes. When deputies arrived at the scene near the 55 mile marker, just before the 116th Avenue (M-222) exit, they were able to get all of the motorists out of their vehicles for treatment of their injuries.
Antisemitic message spray painted on former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Michigan home
CHICAGO (CBS)-- Vandals left antisemitic messages on former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Michigan home. According to the Anti-Defamation League of Michigan, Emanuel's property and the Chabad of Kalamazoo, a Jewish organization, were both targeted. The word "NAZIS" was spray painted on a fence outside Emanuel's home and swastikas were found on the Chabad property. The ADL Michigan said they are "Disgusted by antisemitic vandalizations" and "urge both incidents be investigated as potential hate crimes."
Staffing shortages at Kalamazoo juvenile home hamper tackling a rise in youth crime
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Another serious youth crime could mean another serious youth offender is released back into our community. Short staffing at the county's juvenile home is limiting how many kids face consequences, according to Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting. The 64-bed home can only hold around half that...
Priest dies before extradition to Michigan to face rape case
A woman who accused a visiting Catholic priest of sexually assaulting her in Southwest Michigan when she was a teenager was hoping someday to face him in court, even though he had moved back to his native India.
Off-duty paramedic saves Michigan ATV driver after crash
WAVERLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An off-duty paramedic is being hailed a hero for saving the life of an ATV driver in Van Buren County. A 58-year-old Paw Paw man was driving the ATV on a property along County Road 665 near 36th Street Friday morning when he lost control and crashed, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.
AUDIO: Portage council approves adding more license plate readers
PORTAGE, MI (WKZO AM/FM) – Portage will be expanding their network of automatic license plate readers from 20 cameras to 30 to help them fight crime. The system automatically reads the plate on every vehicle that passes by one of the cameras and stores it for 30 days. Public...