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14 hrs ago | MLive.com

Driver who got car stuck on tracks, struck by train may get a bill from Amtrak

Amtrak officials say they likely will seek damages from a motorist whose car was hit by a train after it got stuck Thursday night on a railroad crossing that had been closed for maintenance west of Kalamazoo.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Kalamazoo, MI

Yesterday | MLive.com

Kalamazoo Humane Society again seeking new home after deal for shared facility falls through

Despite signing off on a purchase agreement for a facility on Sprinkle Road earlier this year, the Kalamazoo Humane Society is again looking for a new home after deciding the building wouldn't meet its needs.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Portage, MI

Thu Aug 28, 2014

MLive.com

Car cut in half after driver attempts to cross railroad construction zone

Two individuals escaped injury on Thursday night in Oshtemo Township after their car was cut in half by a westbound Amtrak train.

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Battle Creek Enquirer

Judge closes hearing on officer's sexual assault charges

Judge closes hearing on officer's sexual assault charges Judge grants prosecution request to hear victim in secret Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1pn4yzm On a motion by a visiting prosecutor, Calhoun County District Judge James Norlander took an hour and 45 minutes of testimony from a 15-year girl in a closed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Calhoun County, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law

MLive.com

Man in Texas Township police standoff charged with attempted murder, weapon offenses

A Texas Township man who was involved in a seven-hour standoff with police Wednesday has been charged with attempted murder and other felony weapons offenses, prosecutors said.

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MLive.com

Former Vicksburg village manager Matt Crawford to plead guilty in embezzlement case

Former Vicksburg village manager Matt Crawford will plead guilty next week to stealing more than $13,000 of the village's money , according to documents filed in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.

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Related Topix: Vicksburg, MI

MLive.com

Sarkozy bakery fire: Judy Sarkozy's lawsuit against insurers dismissed by Kalamazoo judge

Judy Sarkozy's lawsuit against three Michigan insurance companies who she claimed misled her about the cost to her downtown bakery that was destroyed in a 2012 fire has been dismissed by a Kalamazoo County judge.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, HUB International, Insurance

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WOODTV.com

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AAA Michigan says more about 1.12 people are expected to travel in Michigan during the holiday weekend, according to a release from MDOT.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI, Saginaw County, MI, Lapeer, MI

Battle Creek Enquirer

Power outage hits Bedford, Pennfield townships

More than 4,000 customers of Consumers Energy were without power after a 5 p.m. outage affected wide areas of Bedford and Pennfield townships.

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MLive.com

Gunman barricaded in Kalamazoo County home draws SWAT Team

A gunman who shot and injured a man early this morning in his Texas Township home has barricaded himself inside the house.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

MLive.com

Tyler Bishop to stand trial for attempted murder in exchange of...

While she conceded that there were several inconsistencies in the testimony she heard Tuesday, a Kalamazoo County District Court judge said there was enough evidence to order Tyler H. Bishop to stand trial on attempted murder and felony weapons charges .

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Related Topix: Drugs

State of Michigan

Public Comment Requested on Health Assessment of Breathing Chemicals...

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2014 LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Department of Community Health is requesting public comment on the Public Health Assessment evaluating levels of oil-related chemicals in the air following the July 2010 oil spill in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties.

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Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Calhoun County, MI, Galesburg, MI

MLive.com

Drake Road construction won't be done before school starts, but road will be open

The reconstruction and widening of a two-mile stretch of North Drake Road won't be finished before public schools open Aug. 2, but the road will be partially open to traffic by the end of this week, local officials say.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

Mon Aug 25, 2014

MLive.com

Kalamazoo man, 31, arrested after choking woman, threatening her with knife

A 31-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly choking a woman and threatening her with a knife, according to a news release issued by the Kalamazoo Township Police Department.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

West Michigan schools training for new Epipen mandate

It's a device that could be life-saving, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has always been readily available, at least until now.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine, Comstock Park, MI, Kentwood, MI

MLive.com

Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for August 25, 2014

Michael Laverne Baird II , 24, of Augusta, was sentenced to three to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay state fees for operating/maintaining a meth lab in February 2014 in Ross Township.

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Related Topix: Prison, Augusta, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

Battle Creek Enquirer

Final Household Hazardous Waste Collection for 2014 Scheduled for September

Please package and transport items carefully to the collection. Separating items into similar products will aid in the unloading your vehicle.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

Sat Aug 23, 2014

MLive.com

As Fort Custer takes aims at missile defense system, pros and cons are being launched

It would pump billions of dollars into the regional economy, providing jobs to about 300 people directly and up to five times that number indirectly.

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Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, Prison, Calhoun County, MI, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

MLive.com

'You will be arrested': Alfred Minka's family hopeful for justice one year after 88-year-old's slaying

Last summer, Alfred Minka spent a few days on lakes Leelaunau and Michigan with family, gladly stepping his 88-year-old frame into a small fishing boat with his grandsons.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI

Fri Aug 22, 2014

MLive.com

Portage Northern High School Class of 1974 holds 40th reunion

The Portage Northern High School Class of 1974 held its 40th reunion on Saturday, July 26, starting with a golf outing and followed by dinner.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

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