The Kalamazoo City Commission was in session for hours, and finally voted after 1am Tuesday, to remove the Fountain of the Pioneers amid complaints over its alleged racist iconography. After the 5-1 vote, the Fountain of the Pioneers will be removed sometime this year. A new location for the statue has not yet been found.
Last week, Kalamazoo County authorities obtained a warrant for 34-year-old Rachel Kaiser, after they believe she embezzled over $3,500 from Kalamazoo Strong by creating a credit card connected to the organization’s PayPal account.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that they were called to the 500 block of Riverview Dr. just after 11am Sunday, after someone said they saw a dead body. Police say they did find the “obviously deceased” man lying in the water, and recovered the body.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that a team executed a search warrant to a home on North Park St. around 9pm Sunday, after tips led them to believe drugs were inside. Once inside, police found a large amount of crack cocaine and marijuana, along with a loaded handgun and almost $5,000 in cash.
At the Battle Creek City Commission meeting Tuesday night, two ordinances regarding the zoning and licensing of medical marijuana growers, testers, processors, transporters and dispensaries were voted on. Mayor Mark Behnke tells 95.3 WBCK that the ordinances passed 8-0, with Vice Mayor Dave Walters absent.
In Michigan, we already pay a 10 cent deposit on bottles and cans of carbonated beverages, a measure introduced 42 years ago in order to incentivize recycling. Now, a measure to spread that deposit to most other drinks is being considered.
TreeHouse Foods says in a release Wednesday that their facility at the corner of Dickman Rd. and McCamly will be closed over the next year, with around 84 employees being cut. TreeHouse bought the former Ralston plant from ConAgra Foods in February 2016, and by November of that year they had cut employees by 100.
Richland Police were investigating a mobile home near Gull Lake Middle School, because they believed a marijuana growing operation was taking place. Inside the home, police found things like motor oil and butane gas, which led them to believe that the occupants were using the space to create hash oil.
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