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Portage, Michigan is located in Kalamazoo County. Zip codes in Portage, MI include 49002, 49081, and 49024. The median home price in Portage is $149,000 which is roughly $88/per square foot. More Portage information.

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19 hrs ago | MLive.com

Greater Kalamazoo Fall Trail Run Series features two new runs, one old standby

Kalamazoo-area runners will have the option to run two new fall races along with an old favorite this fall with the new Greater Kalamazoo Fall Trail Run Series. The series, presented by Kalamazoo Area Runners, introduces the new Jack-O-Lantern 5K and 10K Trail Run and the Impact Trail Run, and brings back the Turkey Trot Prediction 5K Run.

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Yesterday | MLive.com

Portage man leads police on chase through 3 counties, arrested

A Van Buren County Sheriff's deputy was on patrol at about 11:50 p.m. when he saw a Chevy Tahoe speeding and driving left of the center line in the 23000 block of County Road 388 in Pine Grove Township. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, a chase ensued, according to a news release.

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Candidates for Michigan Legislature discuss senior issues during forum at Kalamazoo Senior Services

Kalamazoo County candidates seeking election to the Michigan Legislature gathered Wednesday to discuss a range of senior issues during a forum held at Senior Services in Kalamazoo. The event, which was sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues, featured candidates for state Senate in the 20th District and state House hopefuls in the 60th, 61st, 63rd and 66th Districts.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

MLive.com

Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for Sept. 15, 2014

Angel Nicole Brown, 25, of Burr Oak Street, was sentenced to 68 days in jail, three years of probation and ordered to pay attorney fees and state fees for possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance as a third-time habitual offender in July in Kalamazoo. Shelton Capers, 35, of Monticello Avenue, was sentenced to 15 days in jail, four years of probation, entry into the Swift and Sure Sanctions Program and ordered to pay state fees for delivery/manufacture of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance in May in Portage.

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Interviews of Portage city manager semifinalists will be critical, council members say

On paper, the five candidates for Portage city manager look good, Portage City Council members say, but the interviews this week will decide if one of them is the future administrative leader of the city. Slated for interviews Wednesday and Thursday are Paul Brake, Grand Blanc city manager; Mary Lou Brown, city administrator, Grand Island, Nebraska; Michael Hughes, Sturgis city manager; David Mackie, executive director of public services and deputy city manager, city of Taylor; and Laurence Shaffer, current acting city manager of Portage.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

MLive.com

Portage names five semifinalists for city manager

The Portage council had narrowed the semifinalists list to six candidates, but one person dropped out, city officials said today. The council has also set times for public interviews of each candidate Wednesday, Sept.

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Kalamazoo County consolidated dispatch committee holding first public meeting today

The Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Steering Committee is holding its first public meeting today to see if there is support amongst members to move forward with a consolidated 911 dispatch center for the county.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

MLive.com

59 beers on tap: Woody O'Brien's in Old Town getting new name, new focus as Woody's Draught House

"I really have no idea how this is going to turn out. I think I'm going to like it."

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One injured in 2-car crash on South Westnedge, near Meijer in Portage

Portage Public Safety police and fire units responded to the accident at 6:56 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Westnedge Avenue, near Meijer, according to a news release. Police say a 23-year-old woman, driving a passenger car, was turning left into a private drive from northbound South Westnedge.

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Remembering 9/11: Community will come together at 5:30 today in Kalamazoo's Bronson Park

A 9/11 Commemorative Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in Bronson Park to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and honor its victims and fallen heroes.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

16-year-old girl turns in to path of train, suffers minor injuries

A teenager only suffered minor injuries on Wednesday morning, after she turned her car in to the path of an oncoming train, resulting in a crash. It happened at the intersection of Shaver Road and West Melody in Portage at around 7:00 a.m. Police say the train was headed south when it collided with a 16-year-old's 1997 Buick.

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Watch shoplifting suspect allude police in high-speed chase in Portage

Shoplifting suspect escape Portage Police August 25, after a high speed chase, at times reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour on eastbound I-94. The suspects exited Sprinkle Road and the chase continued north to East Michigan Avenue.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

MLive.com

Six 'well-qualified candidates' for Portage city manager to be interviewed Sept. 17-18

Portage Mayor Pro-tem Jim Pearson said Tuesday that "We've narrowed the list down to six well-qualified finalists with the names to be announced in the next few days." Public interviews of the six will be done beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.

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Diane Schrock retiring as executive director of Portage Community Center

But what hasn't changed is the mission and the goal of what is known today as the Portage Community Center: Helping people. On Sept.

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See how much candidates for Kalamazoo County Board raised during latest election cycle

Following an active fundraising period prior to the August primary election, most candidates for the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners have scaled back their fundraising efforts. Only four candidates reported contributions and expenditures totaling more than $1,000 for the campaign fundraising period from July 21 to Aug. 25. All other candidates filed waivers stating they raised and spent fewer than $1,000 during the period.

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L.A.-based investment group buys the Toys "R" Us retail center in Portage and plans renovations

The retail plaza that has long been the home of Toys "R" Us on South Westnedge Avenue near East Milham Avenue in Portage has a new owner. The 97,646-square-foot Toys "R" Us Plaza includes JoAnn Fabrics, Chuck E Cheese and Chili's as well as Toys "R" Us.

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9/11 Commemorate Service in Bronson Park to honor victims, heroes from 2001 terror attacks

A 9/11 Commemorative Service will be held Thursday in Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and honor its victims and fallen heroes.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for Sept. 8, 2014

Tangie Bates, 49, of North Church Street, was sentenced to 45 days in jail, two years of probation and ordered to pay state fees and restitution for possession of less than 25 grams of a controlled substance in April 2011 in Kalamazoo. Gregory Keith Benjamin, 58, of East Alcott Street, was sentenced to eight years to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay state fees and restitution for assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder as a fourth-time habitual offender in June in Kalamazoo.

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Campaign finance reports show Sean McCann maintains fundraising lead in 20th Senate District race

Democratic state Rep. Sean McCann more than doubled the fundraising total of his next closest opponent during the latest election cycle in his run bid for the 20th Senate District seat. McCann, D-Kalamazoo, is one of three candidates seeking to replace incumbent Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Antwerp Township , as she runs for the newly formed 26th Senate District.

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Motorcycle crash on US-131 in Portage caused by mechanical failure, police say

Portage Public Safety police and fire units responded to the crash at about 8:30 p.m. on US-131 near I-94, according to a news release. The motorcycle was northbound in the passing lane when it "experienced some type of mechanical failure," according to the release.

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