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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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KCSD Photo credit: Robert Nelson/Townsquare Media
KCSD Photo credit: Robert Nelson/Townsquare Media
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Kalamazoo County Names James VanDyken As Undersheriff

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.

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The Intersection That Was Blocked In Kalamazoo (Credit: Google Maps)
The Intersection That Was Blocked In Kalamazoo (Credit: Google Maps)
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Pro-DACA Protesters Arrested For Blocking Downtown Kalamazoo Street

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.

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Recovery Efforts Continue After China Earthquake
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Vigils Held For 5 Teens Killed In Fiery Kalamazoo Crash

Vigils were held Saturday and Sunday night, with over 100 people turning out in honor of the teens. They were killed after their car hit a tree Saturday morning.

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Photo Provided by Western Michigan University
Photo Provided by Western Michigan University
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WMU Gains New Robot To Help Study Communication

Researchers at Western Michigan University have now acquired a piece of technology that will help them study how humans and robots interact...

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Kalamazoo Man Struck By Train Monday Night

Police are investigating after a Kalamazoo man was struck by a train Monday night.

MLive reports that around 10 pm Monday, the incident happened on the tracks just east of the intersection of East Kalamazoo Ave...

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Collin Rose Memorial In Richland (TSM/WBCK)
Collin Rose Memorial In Richland (TSM/WBCK)
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Murder Charges Filed In Collin Rose Shooting

Charges have now been filed against a Detroit man accused of murdering a Wayne State University Police Sargent.

The Detroit Free Press reports that in Wayne County Court Thursday, 61-year-old Raymond Durham was charged with first degree murder, murder of a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, in the death of Sgt...

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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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Woman Sent To Trial For Alleged Stabbing Of Father’s Girlfriend

A Kalamazoo woman will be headed to trial for allegedly stabbing her father’s girlfriend to death.

MLive reports that on Monday, 21-year-old Olivia Berry was in Kalamazoo County Court to continue a preliminary examination, and a judge ruled there was enough evidence to send her to trial on open murder charges in the death of 23-year-old Aiesha Walker...

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Kalamazoo County Administration Building (Credit: Google Street View)
Kalamazoo County Administration Building (Credit: Google Street View)
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Kalamazoo County IDs Approved By Commission Wednesday

Kalamazoo County has now approved a measure that will allow for those without state or federal identification to obtain a county ID card instead...

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