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ATV Crash Kills Portage Businessman October 11

According to his family, 34-year-old Jesse Albrecht died Wednesday; he had been riding an ATV on October 6 in the Houghton Lake Area, when he crashed into a tree head-on. He had been wearing a helmet, but still suffered severe and ultimately fatal injuries.

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10 Dogs Rescued In Anti-Dog Fighting Operation In Calhoun County

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says search warrants were executed Tuesday at three locations in the county, and at one home in Portage. At one home in Battle Creek, no dogs were found, but over a pound a marijuana was, so a 31-year-old man was arrested on drug charges.

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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 Found Competent For Trial

32-year-old Zachary Patten of Portage waived his preliminary examination in St. Joseph County in September, and was bound over for trial, after he was found competent by a judge.

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Is The Toys R Us In Portage Closing?

Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday. What does that mean for their Portage location?

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Courtesy Michael McLeieer
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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 contributions to the community, but it will also serve as a reminder to motorists to drive safe.

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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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