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I have been with Townsquare Media since 2012, and currently serve as news anchor. When not at work, I spend my time listening to music of all genres and keeping up with current events.
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ATV Crash Kills Portage Businessman October 11

According to his family, 34-year-old Jesse Albrecht died Wednesday; he had been riding an ATV on October 6 in the Houghton Lake Area, when he crashed into a tree head-on. He had been wearing a helmet, but still suffered severe and ultimately fatal injuries.

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Animals Seized In Calhoun County Cockfighting Investigation

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of 3 ½ mile Rd. in Athens around noon Friday, and while they were there they were advised of possible animal cruelty taking place in the area. Deputies responded later with a search warrant.

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McCamly Street To Close For Railroad Crossing Work October 16

The City says that starting Monday, October 16, McCamly St. between Dickman and Hamblin will be closed as the median near the railroad track is worked on. This work is a part of the ongoing effort to make crossings safer in the city’s quiet zone, where trains are prohibited from blowing horns.

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Fire Hub Offers Incentive To Donate To Food Pantry In October

Battle Creek's Fire Hub and their adjacent food pantry are running a promotion this month in order to bring in more food for the holiday season. Michael McFarlen from the Fire Hub says that as we head through November and December, the need for food is rising.

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The home the search warrant was sought for is within walking distance of two schools. (Credit: google Maps)
The home the search warrant was sought for is within walking distance of two schools. (Credit: google Maps)
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Springfield Man Arrested After Multiple Minors Accuse Him Of Assault

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that they had learned several minors accused this man of sexually abusing them, and as a result of interviewing the alleged victims a search warrant was obtained. The home the search warrant was sought for is within walking distance of two schools.

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10 Dogs Rescued In Anti-Dog Fighting Operation In Calhoun County

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says search warrants were executed Tuesday at three locations in the county, and at one home in Portage. At one home in Battle Creek, no dogs were found, but over a pound a marijuana was, so a 31-year-old man was arrested on drug charges.

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The Governor Made The Announcement At The RMTC In Battle Creek. (Credit: Google Street View)
Battle Creek KCC RMTC(Credit: Google Street View)
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KCC Launches Initiative For Skill Trades Training After $2.85 Million Grant

KCC says Tuesday that the three year, $2.85 million grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation will allow them to create an initiative that aims to train people in various fields, for jobs right here in Battle Creek. KCC is teaming up with Goodwill, Michigan Works!, the Calhoun Area Career Center, the Battle Creek College Access Network and area school districts to help guide unemployed adults as well as high school students towards the path to career readiness.

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Battle Creek Seeks Input About Medical Marijuana Business

The City of Battle Creek is asking for the public to provide input on possible medical marijuana ordinances.
Throughout October, an online survey is being circulated by the City on whether or not Battle Creek should allow the growing, processing, distributing and selling of medical marijuana within city limits.

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The BCPS Administration Building (Credit: Google Street View)
The BCPS Administration Building (Credit: Google Street View)
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Battle Creek Schools Has Balanced Budget For First Time In Years

According to a release, Superintendent Kim Carter presented to the Battle Creek Board of Education an independent audit that shows resources were added to the general fund for their 2017 budget year, as opposed to being depleted. The BCPS says that due to this gain, made through budget adjustments in recent years, the Michigan Department of Treasury has removed the district from their Early Warning list.

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Suspect In Shooting of Battle Creek’s Kyle Brown Turns Himself In

The Battle Creek Police Department says Monday that the 24-year-old Battle Creek man showed up at police HQ with his family and volunteered himself into custody, and he will be charged with felony murder in the death of 22-year-old Kyle Brown.

The suspect will be named once he's arraigned, the BCPD says.

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