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  1. Man hit by van while crossing I-94 in PortageRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Portage Police say a man was seriously injured Monday morning after being hit by a van while crossing westbound I-94. Police say the 33-year-old Kalamazoo man stopped his vehicle on the inside shoulder of eastbound I-94 next to the barrier wall.

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  2. Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by van on I-94Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | MLive.com

    Portage Department of Public Safety responded to the 7:08 a.m. call on westbound I-94 near U.S. 131. Officers determined a 33-year-old Kalamazoo man had been driving east on I-94 when his vehicle stopped on the inside shoulder next to the barrier wall.

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  3. Fire damages Portage apartment building Sunday, October 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    PORTAGE -- There was a fire in an apartment building at 1525 Bacon Avenue in Portage last evening. Battalion Chief Richard Nason says crews were dispatched to the fire scene just after 8 Saturday evening.

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  4. West Michigan businesses grapple with potential impact of marijuana legalizationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | MLive.com

    A detail shot of GMO Cookies hybrid cannabis for sale at Lake Effect medical marijuana provision center in Portage, Mich. Joel Bissell With a vote to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan just weeks away, Grand Rapids business owners and entrepreneurs are contemplating a future where the cannabis industry is a hotbed of economic activity in the state.

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  5. $18M Michigan Health and Human Services facility coming to KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | MLive.com

    ... Work on the project is expected to begin within 60 days. The facility will be located on East Alcott Street west of Portage Street, nearby other government facilities including the existing DHHS Family Health Center, the new offices of Kalamazoo ...

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  6. Single mother facing incumbent for Michigan's 61st House DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | MLive.com

    A data scientist and college professor will face off with a former county commissioner and current state representative to represent the 61st District in the Michigan House of Representatives. Democrat Alberta Griffin of Texas Township and Republican Brandt Iden of Portage are the candidates seeking the 61st District House seat, a position Iden has held for the past four years.

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  7. Suspended Lansing priest once served in KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | WHTC

    ... from 1986 to 1991, at St. Thomas More Parish in Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2000, and at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage from 2000 to 2009. The Diocese of Kalamazoo is asking anyone who may have been harmed by Gerl or any other priest to contact ...

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  8. 2 women charged in child porn case tied to abduction planRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | MLive.com

    Two women are charged with sending naked photos of children based on evidence police discovered while investigating an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and kill a child, according to court records. Amaris Mae Wyman of Comstock Township and Rachel Marie Burrell of Portage were arrested and charged after police conducted searches that turned up evidence that they allegedly took photos of children and transmitted them.

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  9. Lansing priest suspended for sexual assault allegation once worked in ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    ... from 1986 to 1991, at St. Thomas More Parish in Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2000, and at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage from 2000 to 2009. The Diocese of Kalamazoo is now asking anyone who has been harmed by Gerl to come forward and contact ...

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  10. Congressional candidate defends use of 'M.D.' in campaign materialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | MLive.com

    ... sure they understood the difference between a public health official and a medical official." Longjohn, who is from Portage, is a former YMCA national health director. He gave up that job to hold Upton "accountable" for his support of the House ...

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  11. Boy Scout who died after being buried in sand had a 'heart of gold'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | MLive.com

    Family members of a boy killed when a sand dune collapsed are left to grieve the loss of a special boy who had a "heart of gold." Gage Wilson, 12, of Portage, was pronounced dead at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo Saturday, hours after being buried in sand on a Boy Scouts trip.

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  12. Dogs can get fresh-baked treats at Chow Hound's new pet bakeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | MLive.com

    ... are now open at Chow Hound stores on Burton Street and at Knapp's Crossings in Grand Rapids and at its store in Portage on Westnedge Avenue. "Chow Hound has created our own all-natural recipe that will be available with various frosting and ...

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  13. Memorial arrangements set for Boy Scout who died after being buried by sand duneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    PORTAGE, Mich- Memorial arrangements have been finalized for a 12-year-old Boy Scout who died after being buried in a sand dune on Saturday. Police say Gage Wilson was airlifted to the hospital after the sand collapsed on him while he was at a scouting event in North Point County Park in Van Buren County.

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  14. Sue Anne KeagleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | Toledo Blade

    ... ... She loved her students and she felt that they kept her young." In 1964, Ms. Keagle graduated from high school in Portage, Mich., and later continued her education at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, graduating first ...

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  15. Boy Scout dies after being buried in sand at camp eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    ... of one of our youth members following an accident at a Scouting event." Police identified the boy as Gage Wilson of Portage, Michigan. South Haven police and emergency medical personnel responded to a 911 call at 4:14 p.m. Saturday regarding a child ...

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  16. Boy Scout, 12, dies in sand dune collapse in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | WLNS-TV Lansing

    ... s of America released a statement, saying, "This is a very difficult time for our scouting family." The boy was from Portage, near Kalamazoo.

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  17. Portage boy dies after being buried by lakeshore dune Sunday, September 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    SOUTH HAVEN -- A 12-year-old Boy from Portage is dead after being buried by a sand dune at the Boy Scout Camp in the Van Buren State Park near South Haven. The 9-1-1 call came in at 4:14 yesterday afternoon and the first responders to arrive on scene found Boy Scout leaders had dug him out and were already performing CPR on Gage Wilson.

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  18. Portage Boy Dies After Sand Dune Accident At Van Buren State ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    The death of a 12-year-old at the Boy Scout Camp at Van Buren State Park is under investigation. South Haven police say Gage Wilson of Portage was digging into a sand dune with two other scouts when he crawled in the hole and it collapsed.

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  19. Water Street Coffee locations adding beer and wine to their menuRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | MLive.com

    ... the local coffee chain now serving alcohol. The Water Street Coffee Joint branch located at 245 W Center Avenue in Portage began serving cocktails, beer and wine in June. The company hopes to serve alcohol at its downtown location at 315 E Water ...

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  20. Westnedge construction resumes; labor dispute continuesThursday,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 27 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    PORTAGE, MI -- The City of Portage has announced that work has resumed on the South Westnedge reconstruction project and should be completed by next week. The contractor on the job has apparently brought in non-union workers from Indiana to finish the project after a labor impasse between contractors and heavy machine operators locked the union members off 150 job sites state wide.

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