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Vandalism to Bronson Park Fountain Friday

A recently controversial sculpture in downtown Kalamazoo was found vandalized Friday morning. It comes a day after celebrating the history of the harvest between pilgrims and Native Americans.

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Kalamazoo Home Catches Fire In Fireworks Explosion

The blaze started at 7am Sunday at the home in the 800 block of Lake St, where fireworks began exploding on the front porch. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that they had to take a defensive strategy and that they couldn’t enter the residence due to the flames

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Credit: Google Street View
Credit: Google Street View
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Suspects Sought In Kalamazoo Armed Robbery

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that around 10pm Saturday, three armed men entered the business on E. Cork St, where one struck the clerk and demanded him to the floor, as a second suspect took cash from the register.

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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.

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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 suspect did finally stop.

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The Intersection That Was Blocked In Kalamazoo (Credit: Google Maps)
The Intersection That Was Blocked In Kalamazoo (Credit: Google Maps)
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Pro-DACA Protesters Arrested For Blocking Downtown Kalamazoo Street

The incident began as a rally in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park Tuesday afternoon, in protest of President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. At some point, a group walked down to the intersection of Westnedge and Michigan Ave. and began blocking traffic.

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The Crash Occurred About a Mile From The Shooting (Credit: Google Maps)
The Crash Occurred About a Mile From The Shooting (Credit: Google Maps)
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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 didn’t connect it to the shooting...

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Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety via Youtube
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety via Youtube
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KDPS Officer Reprimanded For Throat Grab During Arrest

KDPS Sgt. Turner was issued a written reprimand for violating the KDPS’ Use of Force policy by using “a subject control method not taught or recommended”, when he grabbed Deonte Churchwell by the throat on July 10.

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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...

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Photo by: Kayla Kiley
Photo by: Kayla Kiley
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KVET Finds Heroin And Parole Absconder Thursday

A raid was conducted in Kalamazoo that turned up a possible drug-dealing operation.

The Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team responded to the Interfaith Homes Thursday after residents complained of gun violence and drug activity...

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