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8 hrs ago | MLive.com

Greg Tibbetts case: Vicksburg superintendent reflects on 'devastating' crime

The Vicksburg community has been "devastated" by a sexual abuse case involving a Vicksburg teenager and Greg Tibbetts , a former middle school principal, and officials have taken steps to prevent a similar situation from ever re-occurring, Superintendent Charles Glaes said.

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Related Topix: Vicksburg, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc.

13 hrs ago | MLive.com

Manslaughter conviction in infant son's death nets Kalamazoo Township man prison time

A Kalamazoo Township man who admitted to killing his infant son was sentenced Friday to at least 65 months in prison.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

14 hrs ago | MLive.com

Petition language to recall Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis approved; she plans appeal

Comstock Township businessman Robert "Mike" White has launched an effort to recall Township Supervisor Ann Nieuwenhuis, saying that she has a "personal agenda" that is adversely impacting certain local businesses, including his own.

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Related Topix: Comstock, MI

18 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Wanted: Man in Connection to Suspicious Death in Trailer

The Kalamazoo Township Police Department needs your help finding a man in connection to the 'suspicious' death at a mobile home park as detectives release the name of another man found dead.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Ionia, MI

18 hrs ago | MLive.com

Orlando Mitchell charged with open murder in Wayside West homicide

The man suspected of shooting and killing a Kalamazoo man inside Wayside West sports bar Thursday has been charged with open murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kalamazoo, MI

20 hrs ago | MLive.com

Audrey Kurka, 51, identified as driver killed in crash involving Comstock Township firefighter

The driver killed Thursday when she turned into the path of a Comstock Township firefighter who was responding to a crash that occurred minutes earlier has been identified by police as Audrey Jean Kurka.

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Related Topix: Comstock, MI

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Detroit Free Press

House appropriations committee signs off on $36 billion state budget

Republicans in the state House of Representatives seem to have abandoned plans to use no-fault auto insurance reform as a means to fill a hole in the state's Medicaid reimbursement budget.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Detroit, MI

MLive.com

Firefighter on way to crash involved in fatal collision on Sprinkle Road east of Kalamazoo

A motorist was killed Thursday morning on after their vehicle was struck by a Comstock Township firefighter who was responding to a head-on crash on Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Comstock, MI

MLive.com

Youth fighting in Kalamazoo focus of task force meeting Thursday

A non-profit group concerned about youth fighting in Kalamazoo will host a task force meeting tonight aimed at engaging parents and community members.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Kids, Family

Wed Apr 16, 2014

MLive.com

Victim of fatal crash in Van Buren County identified by police as Colin Nagy

Police have identified the man who died in a Wednesday crash north of Mattawan as 26-year-old Colin Nagy, of Paw Paw.

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Related Topix: Van Buren County, MI, Mattawan, MI, Paw Paw, MI

MLive.com

Two killed in wrong-way crash on US-131 in Plainwell

Police are investigating after a wrong-way, head-on crash that killed two motorists on US-131 late Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Plainwell, MI, Otsego, MI

MLive.com

Proposed phone surcharge for 911 dispatch consolidation unlikely to be approved this year

While most advocates of a proposed consolidation of Kalamazoo County's 911 dispatch system continue to say it must happen sooner rather than later , it now appears a phone surcharge to support the system will not be voted on this year.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Augusta, MI

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WOODTV.com

Ken Cote speaks with 24 Hour News 8's Leon Hendrix.

A Kalamazoo County man says the federal government is coming after him for a debt it claims he incurred when he was 9 years old.

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MLive.com

High-speed chase on I-94 leads to arrest of 23-year-old Illinois man

A 23-year-old Illinois man has been lodged at the Van Buren County Jail on charges of felonious assault and fleeing and eluding related to a high-speed chase Tuesday that began as a report of credit card fraud in Portage , police said.

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Related Topix: Van Buren County, MI, Portage, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

High Speed Chase On I-94 From Kalamazoo County To New Buffalo

No official details have yet been released, but a high speed chase along I-94 has come to an end after going from Kalamazoo County to New Buffalo.

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Related Topix: New Buffalo, MI, Portage, MI

MLive.com

Robberies, beatings of 7-Eleven clerks land Kalamazoo teen in prison for more than 10 years

Then, in October, Lewis, 17, and Darquavion Bell, also 17, forced their way into a Kalamazoo Township woman's home with a gun and snatched the woman's wallet from her purse, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

MLive.com

What issues are on your mind this election season? Share your...

With the April 22 filing deadline for candidates in 2014 fall elections approaching, we want to hear from readers about what issues they believe could determine county and statewide races.

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Related Topix: Portage, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Lawton, MI

MLive.com

Alahtosa Pratt, 25, for violating federal probation in cocaine case

Description: 6 feet tall, weighs 215 pounds. He has tattoos of "Get Money" on his right shoulder, "Boss" on his left hand, "Hood" on his right hand, "TOS" on his right forearm and "Deep Side" on his left forearm.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

MLive.com

Former Kalamazoo County Commissioner Larry Provancher to seek county board seat this fall

Former three-term Kalamazoo County Commissioner Larry Provancher has announced he will seek to regain a seat on the county board this fall after spending more than a decade away from county government.

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Related Topix: Portage, MI

MLive.com

Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for April 14, 2014

Brandon Elliott Allison, 33, of Adams Street, was sentenced to two days in jail, two years of probation and ordered to pay state fees for manufacture/delivery of prescription forms in May in Portage.

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Related Topix: Portage, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

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