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Portage Teen Attempts To Steal Police Car After Crash Sunday

Portage Public Safety Officers had been called to the C Store on Centre Ave. around 7:30am Sunday, to find an unoccupied vehicle that crashed into a gas pump; witnesses said the driver had fled on foot, and officers located the 17-year-old driver a short time later on Angling Rd.

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Cory McNeal Sentenced To Probation For Relationship With Student

A former teacher and high school basketball coach at the Portage Public Schools has now been sentenced to probation for misconduct with a student.
Cory McNeal appeared in Kalamazoo County Court Wednesday, and was sentenced to two years after pleading guilty to felonious assault.

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Memorial Run To Be Held For Theresa Lockhart

A special memorial run is set to be held next week to honor a Portage woman killed by her husband. The Kalamazoo Area Runners announced that the run will take place Wednesday to remember Theresa Lockhart, who was an active member of the running nonprofit.

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Christopher Lockhart Found Dead Of Possible Suicide

Man suspected of killing his wife found dead in his Portage home Tuesday Morning.

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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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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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