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Oshtemo Township Robber Sought By Police
The incident happened around 11am Wednesday, where a delivery person was stopped at a gas station in the 6100 block of Stadium Dr. in Oshtemo Township. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says that a suspect approached the victim with a gun and demanded the cigarettes he was delivering.
Couple Accused Of Causing Girl’s Death Bound Over To Trial
A KDPS officer who spoke with Ballinger the day of the death says that even though her daughter was calling for help, and at some point began gasping, no effort was made to help the child. The couple allegedly admitted to detectives that they had been smoking meth the night of Desaray’s death…
Brief Chase In Kalamazoo Leads To Arrest Monday Morning
Police had initially been called to the area of the Fox Ridge Apartments on a report of someone threatening others with a handgun, and when they arrived they saw an individual fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The vehicle initially refused to stop for police, but after around a 20 minute chase the sus…
Portion Of I-94 To Be Named After Fallen Fire Chief In New Bill
On Thursday, Senator Margaret O’Brien of Portage introduced the bill, which would name 6 miles of I-94 between Sprinkle Rd. and Galesburg in honor of Switalski. In a release to her website, Sen. O’Brien says that renaming the highway will not only honor Chief Switalski’s contrib…
Kalamazoo County Names James VanDyken As Undersheriff
On Wednesday, the Office announced in a release that James VanDyken will be taking the role, a promotion from his current role as Captain of their operations division. The 47-year-old VanDyken has worked with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office since 1991, starting out a jail deputy and get…
WMU Gains New Robot To Help Study Communication
Researchers at Western Michigan University have now acquired a piece of technology that will help them study how humans and robots interact.
WMU says that in late July, an anonymous donor provided them with “Pepper”, a 4 foot tall humanoid robot that specializes in communi…

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