Pennfield Crash

A head-on crash in front of Marywood Golf Club sent three persons to the hospital on Monday.  It happened about 5pm.   Calhoun County sheriff deputies said a 47 year old woman from Canton tried to turn into the driveway and smashed into a Northbound car driven by a 15 year old Bellevue girl driving on a learner’s permit.  She and her dad were taken to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo and the other driver was taken to Borgess Hospital.  A relative tells WBCK that their injuries were serious, but they are expected to recover.  The father's injuries are more serious, but both will need time to recover.

BC Police Look for Witnesses

Battle Creek Police are looking for info about a beating that led to a man’s death earlier this summer.   It happened June 4th outside the Mission at 148 East Michigan.  Witnesses at the Mission say they noticed that 49 year Mark Kinney had obviously been involved in a heated physical altercation.  He later died of those injuries, and police are trying to find out what led to that death.  Citizens with any knowledge are requested to contact Silent Observer or 911.

National Night Out

The 33rd annual National Night Out is tonight.   Battle Creek’s local “Night Out” is free and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Mill Race Park, on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Capital Avenue Southwest.  Battle Creek Police will bring K-9 partners, a bomb robot, and police vehicles to the family-friendly gathering, which will also feature games and food.

Highway Projects Start

Work for a massive road project in West Michigan that could impact your commute times kicked off on Monday.  MDOT says crews will  epair pavement on more than 16 miles of I-69 and I-94 in Calhoun County.  Both north and southbound I-69 repairs will be North from I-94 and the Eaton County Line.  On I-94, work starts on the westbound lanes at Partello Road.

Teen Faces Vehicular Charge

A Battle Creek man will be in court next week after he was charged with driving a car that struck a girl in front of Pennfield Middle School.  18 year old Roy Tanner was charged last week with a misdemeanor. If convicted the maximum sentence is 93 days in jail.  Tanner was driving a car that struck 12 year old Sun'ciera West as she was crossing Pennfield Road to her mother's waiting car.  An investigation showed Tanner was driving 64 miles per hour in a  35 mph zone as he was leaving the parking lot and about 47 miles an hour when he struck the girl.  His car left the roadway and struck a tree.  Sherrif Matt Saxton says officials are discussing a reduction in the speed limit to 25 miles per hour outside the school.

Cold Case Billboards Go Up

The first of five billboards seeking justice for a Kalamzoo County cold case are up.  16-year-old Erik Cross was killed in the summer of 1983, while walking home from a high school party.  No one has ever been charged in his death.  A group of supporters, known as Erik's Army, has raised money for the billboards.  The first three went up Monday in the Kalamazoo area.  Two more will soon follow in Vicksburg and Edwardsburg.

Bigby-Safe Place

Monday kicked off a month long partnership between Biggby Coffee and Battle Creek S.A.F.E Place.  Biggby owner Matthew Lemmer says that for the whole month of August, customers can print of vouchers each time they go in to one of the three Battle Creek Biggby Coffees, and a dollar will be donated to S.A.F.E Place.   Fund Development director Teri Pearce says the funds will go towards the personal hygiene items, purchasing food, helping with the volunteers and various programs at the shelter. You can find the vouchers on the S.A.F.E Place or Biggby Coffee facebook pages.

Boil Water Advisory Cleared

The City of Battle Creek has cancelled the boil water advisory for the Golden Avenue-Lakeshire and Brentwood drive areas.  The City of Battle Creek has determined it is no longer necessary to use bottled water or boil water before drinking or cooking.  Follow-up sampling has confirmed no coliform bacteria are present in the water supply.