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  1. Lake Effect New Years in West MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 30 | WHTC

    Winter weather advisories are in effect in Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo counties and Weather Warnings are in effect along the lakeshore as the Lake Effect Machine is turned to 9. Roads are snow packed and slippery so build more time into your travel plans if you must go out today. Three to six inches could fall before this latest snow event is over.


  2. Michigan cities going to pot, but not allRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | WHTC

    The State of Michigan licensing agency has finally issued its emergency regulations for medical marijuana and there aren't a lot of surprises in the 33-page document. The temporary rules will allow dispensaries that are operating under local agreements to stay open for the next six months until the regulated growing, distribution and sales operations are licensed and up and running.


  3. Names of victims in double fatal crash releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | WHTC

    A young couple, taking advantage of the mild December weather for a ride on a motorcycle were killed when their bike collided with a car at the intersection of Sprinkle and east H Avenue in Comstock Township. They have been identified as 28-year-old David Haan of Kalamazoo and 27-year-old Stephanie Marie Hirding of Portage.


  4. Kalamazoo killer writes book and gets suedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | WHTC

    Convicted killer Curtis Dawkins has turned his experiences serving life without chance of parole in a Michigan Prison into a book of short fictional stories that were published last summer. Now a legal battle is brewing over the proceeds.


  5. Lockhart funeral plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | WHTC

    Funeral services have been set for murder victim Theresa Lockhart who was killed by her husband in May and not found until ;late last month. A Mass for the teacher who taught in Vicksburg and lived in Portage, will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Lake Street on Monday December 4th at 10:30 am.


  6. Biking update from PortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | WHTC

    On the day that a major forum on Bike safety was scheduled for Portage City Hall, charges were filed against the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Portage this summer. 20-year-old Jeremy Smith of Kalamazoo was peddling along Portage Road near the Pfizer plant on the evening of August 7th when the collision occurred.


  7. Cyclists mowed down in New York terror attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | WHTC

    In a terrorist attack that is eerily similar to the Times Square attack that killed Alyssa Elsman of Portage, and Kalamazoo's bicycle tragedy. 8 people have been killed and eleven others have been injured in New York City.


  8. One solution to the opioid epidemicRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | WHTC

    Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back day. Officials are encouraging residents with expired, unused and unnecessary prescription drugs laying around to take them to a drop off point and dispose of them safely.


  9. An All-American nightmareRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 | WHTC

    Theresa Lockhart's photo and a vase of flowers was placed next to the podium for the news conference. Theresa Lockhart's photo and a vase of flowers was placed next to the podium for the news conference.


  10. Christopher Lockhart found dead in his homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | WHTC

    One of the biggest mysteries of the year has taken another dramatic turn with the discovery of the dead body of Christopher Lockhart in his home in the 10,000 block on Poplar Bluff in Portage. They are combing over the home looking for anything that will help them solve the disappearance of his wife, Theresa who was last seen May 18th near her home in Portage.


  11. Committee takes testimony on honor for Fire CheifRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | WHTC

    The Senate Transportation Committee has taken testimony on a proposal by Senator Margaret O'Brien to rename a stretch of I-94 for fallen Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski. She says it was the memorial that his family preferred.


  12. Bike safety bills clear Senate CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | WHTC

    Paul Gobble and Paul Runnels testify in support of a road safety package during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. Paul Gobble and Paul Runnels testify in support of a road safety package during the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.


  13. Bike Tragedy survivors testify in LansingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | WHTC

    The four survivors of Kalamazoo's biking tragedy are on the list of people who will be testifying today in Lansing for improved safety on the road for bike riders. Paul Runnels, Sheila Jeske, Jennifer Johnson and Paul Gobble will offer testimony in support of legislation sponsored by Sen. Margaret O'Brien of Portage, and several other lawmakers.


  14. PICTURES: Tanker truck rolls on Westnedge HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | WHTC

    Huge tow trucks were brought in to right the tanker truck and haul it away once it was emptied. Neighbors were dwarfed by the huge truck.


  15. Pink Heals Tour visits KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | WHTC

    KALAMAZOO -- They drive pink fire trucks all over the country, raising funds for local individuals who have cancer and other diseases, need help with their bills, or just need a hug. Tuesday night, the Pink Heals Tour arrived with sirens blaring to offer solace to the family of Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski, who was killed by a wayward driver along Interstate 94 in June, and Tiana Carruthers, one of the survivors of the 2016 shooting rampage in the Kalamazoo area.


  16. Bond denied for man suspected in double murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | WHTC

    Formal charges have now been leveled at Zachary Patten in Kalamazoo County for the shooting death of 31-year-old Graciela Portillo-Esparza. The 34-year-old Portage man who is suspected in two back to back murders two weeks ago has been ordered held without bond as prosecutors in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties work with the local courts and each other to make sure the families of both victims get some measure of justice.


  17. Double murder suspect chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2017 | WHTC

    We now know the name of the Kalamazoo victim of a suspected double murderer, who has now been charged with one of those killings. 32-year-old Zachary Patten of Portage appeared in a suicide-vest during a video arraignment in St. Joseph County Court.


  18. Stryker breaks ground on new research facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | WHTC

    The "Before"shot. This is the hole in the ground where they plan to put the building.


  19. Grandville motorcyclist crashes near KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | WHTC

    A high speed motorcycle crash on I-94 has left a Grandville man with life-threatening injuries after he lost control and crashed his 2009 Indian in the west bound lane. Witnesses told Portage investigators that for some reason, the 55-year-old motorcyclist skidded from the right lane all the way across the other two lanes and crashed into the concrete median west of Portage Road.


  20. N.Y. judge adjourns Times Square crash case until JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | WHTC

    The man charged with killing a Portage, Michigan teen and injuring 22 others when he sped through three blocks of crowded Times Square sidewalks in his car will make his next court appearance in July. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Judy Kim on Wednesday granted an adjournment requested by Richard Rojas' attorney, Enrico Demarco.


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