The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of 3 ½ mile Rd. in Athens around noon Friday, and while they were there they were advised of possible animal cruelty taking place in the area. Deputies responded later with a search warrant.
The City of Battle Creek has taken exception to a recent ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. that listed Battle Creek as one of the 25 worst cities to raise children in; in response, they have pulled out data refuting some claims. The City says that they believe the website’s methodology was “lacking”, particularly in their use of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, particularly when the FBI itself says the crime statistics shouldn’t be used to rank cities.
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.
On Wednesday, the Office announced in a release that James VanDyken will be taking the role, a promotion from his current role as Captain of their operations division. The 47-year-old VanDyken has worked with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office since 1991, starting out a jail deputy and getting promoted steadily since then.
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.
The Kellogg Co. has announced that they will be donating $100,000 to disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
The Battle Creek company says Monday that since Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast Friday, they’ve made the commitment to help support Feeding America with not only money, but the donation of goods as well...
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