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"Ghost Bikes" Offer Grim Reminder Of Deadly Cyclists' Accidents On New York's Streets
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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...

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Zachary Patten and His Vehicle (Provided by KDPS)
Zachary Patten and His Vehicle (Provided by KDPS)
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Double Murder Suspect To Be Arraigned In Kalamazoo

A man accused of committing two murders in two counties in one night will be in Kalamazoo County Thursday to face charges.

Authorities say that on the night of July 20, 32-year-old Zachary Patten of Portage got into an argument at the Americana Estate’s Mobile Home Park in Kalamazoo...

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Christoper Lockhart Arrested for Fourth Time

Christopher Lockhart has now been arrested for the fourth time in a month in Kalamazoo County.

MLive reports that on Monday, the 47-year-old Lockhart was arraigned on a charge of felony tampering with an electronic device, for allegedly tampering with the alcohol tether on his ankle...

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12th St. Elementary In Portage. (Credit: Google Street View)
12th St. Elementary In Portage. (Credit: Google Street View)
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Kalamazoo Area 7-Year-Old Killed After Being Struck While Crossing Street

A 7-year-old Texas Township boy is dead after he was struck by a vehicle Tuesday afternoon.

MLive reports that the accident took place around 3pm Tuesday on South 12th St near an elementary school in Portage...

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Heroin Overdoses Surge
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Calhoun, Kalamazoo Counties Release Drug Overdose Data for 2016

Last year saw a dramatic rise in the number of drug related deaths in Kalamazoo County, while Calhoun County saw a slight drop.

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department says Thursday that from 2015 to 2016, the amount of drug related accidental deaths more than doubled from 33 to 72, with 8 out of 10 of those being opioid related...

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Smoke from Mottville Mulch Fire Spreads to Portage, Kalamazoo Area

The fire that has burned a mulch plant in Mottville near the Indiana border is 30 miles as the crow files from Portage. But smoke from that massive fire has reached the Kalamazoo area.

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Free Conference On Elder Abuse To Be Held In Kalamazoo

A free conference will be taking place next week to help educate the community about elder abuse.

The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department says that on June 15, the “Safe, Sound & Secure” conference will coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and will focus on the dangers of financial scams and exploitation.

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Portage Home Of Missing Woman Searched By Police Wednesday

The home of a woman who went missing almost three weeks ago was raided by police Wednesday afternoon in Portage.

MLive reports that authorities have not said what they were searching for, or what they found at the home of Theresa and Christopher Lockhart Wednesday...

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Are People Living in the Gourdneck State Game Area in Portage?

One of the hidden secrets of Portage, far from the mall and commercial district of Westnedge Avenue, is the Gourdneck State Game Area. The public land is open for hunting but are there people living off-the-grid there?

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The Hottest Toy Of This Generation Is Lower-Tech Than You’d Think

If you've been even the slightest bit aware over the past month, then you're probably already acquainted with this simple toy: just a lump of spoked plastic or metal with a ball bearing in the middle...

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