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  1. NewsDriver flees police after pulled over in Portage, hits fire hydrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    The Portage Public Safety Department is seeking information about a driver who fled from police early Wednesday morning, ultimately crashing the vehicle into a fire hydrant. At about 3:14 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, the car was pulled over for a traffic violation on West Milham Avenue near Constitution Boulevard, police said.


  2. $2.4M in federal funds to improve Kalamazoo housing and fight povertyRead the original story

    Monday Jun 18 |

    Portage and Kalamazoo have plans to improve housing with federal money.


  3. 2 arrested, stolen gun recovered after reckless driving reported in PortageRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2018 |

    The driver and passenger were lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail pending charges.


  4. Stryker seeks tax cuts for $92M expansion at Portage medical divisionRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2018 |

    Stryker Corporation is seeking a 12-year tax abatement for a $92 million expansion expected to add 260 new jobs by 2025. The Portage City Council will hold a June 26 public hearing to consider an industrial facilities exemption that would cut property taxes in half.


  5. South Westnedge Avenue traffic delayed by months-long $3M projectRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2018 |

    South Westnedge Avenue in the city of Portage will be closed intermittently for three months.


  6. GOP tax bill expected to spur economic investment in Kalamazoo CountyRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2018 |

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created "Opportunity Zones" designed to provide incentives for capital investments in low-income communities that were cut off from business growth elsewhere. Federally-financed tax incentives can be offered for business development in these areas.


  7. Police arrest suspect in shooting at Pavilion EstatesRead the original story

    May 29, 2018 |

    After a 9:15 p.m. report of shots fired, police responded and found a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition.


  8. Construction will shift traffic on West Centre Avenue in PortageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 |

    Starting on Tuesday, May 29, weather dependent, the north side of the boulevard of West Centre Avenue between Cooley Drive to Moorsbridge Road will be shut down completely to facilitate the connection of a water main. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be shifted to one lane in each direction on the south side of the boulevard on West Centre Avenue, the news release states.


  9. Police seek help finding teen last seen in Portage area days agoRead the original story

    May 25, 2018 |

    His family is concerned for his safety, and said it is very unusual for him not to contact family or friends. Sheriff's deputies have checked several places but have not been able to find him.


  10. Portage developer planning 137-unit condominium complexRead the original story

    May 23, 2018 |

    Westview Capital, LLC is asking the city of Portage to rezone five parcels on West Osterhout Avenue and Oakland Drive for its "Pennridge Trial" residential project. The development would include 63 detached single-family homes and 76 two-family units in 37 duplex buildings.


  11. Portage's $76M budget cuts millage and debt, increases road workRead the original story

    May 22, 2018 |

    After several public work sessions and hearings, a $76.86 million 2018-19 budget was approved on May 22. For the second year in a row, Portage cut its millage, this time from 10.9205 to 10.8205 mills, almost 1 percent. The new 216-page budget blueprint, which kicks in on July 1, is outlines 10 percent more for expenditures than the budget adopted in 2017.


  12. Ride of Silence, police crackdown bring awareness to bike safety issuesRead the original story

    May 18, 2018 |

    Emma Gobble, 9, looked both tired and happy as she held a pink portable fan to her face, leaning against the back fender of a Jeep as her dad, Paul Gobble, packed the their bikes into the back. They had just biked 8 1/2 miles together through Portage and Kalamazoo, together with a few dozen others participating in the Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 16. Part of Kalamazoo Bike Week, ride participants go on a slow, safe and silent ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed in traffic crashes.


  13. Pair of pitching gems highlight doubleheader split between Portage rivalsRead the original story

    May 17, 2018 |

    Max Longman had a bad taste in his mouth after the Portage Central junior slugger watched the Mustangs' bats go silent in an 11-0 loss to rival Portage Northern in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader at Portage Central. Central's powerful cleanup hitter belted a two-run home run over the leftfield fence to give the Mustangs a 5-0 fifth-inning lead in a game which they would go on to win 8-0, earning a split with the seventh-ranked Huskies.


  14. Single lane of I-94 to close nightly from May 15-20 for constructionRead the original story

    May 14, 2018 |

    According to a release from the Michigan Department of Transportation, a westbound lane of I-94 between Mile Marker 90 and 87, near South 44th Street and South 35th Street, will be closed each night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The work is scheduled to end on Sunday, May 20. Lanes will be closed for pavement repairs and resurfacing of the center line joint. A single lane of westbound I-94 will be closed on May 20 to inspect the 38th Street bridge for damage.


  15. Lightning appears to be the culprit of a fire south of KalamazooRead the original story

    May 13, 2018 |

    Lightning appears to be the culprit of an early Sunday morning attic fire reported on Tradewind Drive, according to the Portage Public Safety Department. No one was injured, but the blaze did cause extensive damage to the roof and attic of the home at 5698 Tradewind Drive, said Battalion Chief Charles Wellman with Portage fire.


  16. Kalamazoo Area Bike Week kicks off 2018 events SaturdayRead the original story

    May 11, 2018 |

    In its seventh year, the annual celebration is meant to promote the use of cycling as a means of transportation and raise awareness about its health, fitness, social and environmental benefits. Local supporters host and sponsor various events from May 12-19.


  17. Portage man robbed while selling video game systemRead the original story

    May 4, 2018 |

    Two people have been arrested in the robbery of a Portage man who was trying to sell a video game system. Kalamazoo Township police responded to the 2600 block of East Main Street around 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, on the report of a robbery.


  18. Farmers markets in Kalamazoo, Portage open this weekendRead the original story

    May 3, 2018 |

    The summer season of fresh and locally grown produce begins this weekend with the openings of the Kalamazoo and Portage farmers markets. Opening day of the community favorite will also feature live music by Dogpatch Lullaby at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Kzoo Prairie Dogs at 12:30 p.m. The market is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from May to November.


  19. Portage budget includes slight millage and rate cuts, more road workRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 |

    Portage residents could have a few more bucks in their wallet under a 2018-19 budget drafted by the city. It's not official yet -- the budget will be reviewed at a May 8 public hearing and likely approved on May 22. But after seven hours of City Council workshops, Manager Larry Shaffer shared a few of the budget's key details.


  20. 'Despicable Me 3' kicks off Portage summer movies; history series setRead the original story

    May 2, 2018 |

    Your chances to curl up on the lawn in a blanket, eat popcorn and enjoy an outdoor movie this summer kicks off Friday. "Despicable Me 3" is the first of five movies to show during the Portage summer movie series, presented by the Portage Parks and Recreation Department at Celery Flats Historical Area, 7328 Garden Lane.


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