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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…
Kalamazoo Crash Leads To Arrest of Felon With Gun, Drugs In Car
A Kalamazoo man was arrested on Sunday, after an alleged shooting and car crash.
MLive reports that the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says they received reports of shots fired in the 4200 block of Lakesedge Dr; as officers arrived at the scene, they saw a gray Mercury leaving, but initially d…
Kalamazoo Man Struck By Train Monday Night
Police are investigating after a Kalamazoo man was struck by a train Monday night.
MLive reports that around 10 pm Monday, the incident happened on the tracks just east of the intersection of East Kalamazoo Ave. and N. Porter St. in downtown Kalamazoo...
Calhoun County Land Bank Receives $100,000 To Fight Blight
Over $3.6 million has been awarded to counties and cities across Michigan to fight blight, by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Several of those counties are here in Southwest Michigan; the MSHDA says Thursday that the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority will receive $100,000 to demoli…
Use Of Flammable Gas On Tire Might Have Lead To Workplace Death
We now know more about an explosion that took place at a Kalamazoo workplace last week, leaving one person dead.
According to MLive, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that their investigation is still ongoing, but that it appears that 45-year-old Christopher Murdock had been putting the …
Bicyclist Killed After Truck Crashes Into Him In Portage
A bicyclist has died after he was struck by a pickup truck Monday in Portage.
WOODTV reports that on Monday around 6:30pm, the 20-year-old Kalamazoo Township man had been travelling along the shoulder on Portage Rd. when he was struck from behind by the truck...
Murder Charges Filed In Collin Rose Shooting
Charges have now been filed against a Detroit man accused of murdering a Wayne State University Police Sargent.
The Detroit Free Press reports that in Wayne County Court Thursday, 61-year-old Raymond Durham was charged with first degree murder, murder of a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a …

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