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5 dead in fiery, high-speed crash in Kalamazoo County

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This Michigan pig walked to Home Depot after wind blew down his fence

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2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death

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Western Michigan basketball player charged with murder

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Man charged in deaths of 5 Michigan bicyclists sent to trial

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Cruz to campaign with Pence in Iowa, Michigan

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Man found incompetent for trial in college student's slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a Western Michigan University student during a robbery. MLive.com reports a Kalamazoo County judge on Monday agreed to accept the findings by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry for Jordan Waire. Waire was ordered to undergo treatment at the center to render him competent for trial   Read More ...
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Man found incompetent for trial in college student's slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A 21-year-old man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a Western Michigan University student during a robbery. MLive.com reports a Kalamazoo County judge on Monday agreed to accept the findings by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry for Jordan Waire. Waire was ordered to undergo treatment at the center to render him competent for trial   Read More ...
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Man found incompetent for trial in college student's slaying
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a Western Michigan University student during a robbery. MLive.com reports a Kalamazoo County judge on Monday agreed to accept the findings by the Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry for Jordan Waire. Waire was ordered to undergo treatment at the center to render him competent for trial   Read More ...
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Police identify 5 teenagers killed in fiery Kalamazoo County crash
What you need to know before school year begins in Michigan | 1:15 The day after Labor Day is the official start of the school year for most of Michigan's 1.5 million public school students. Detroit Free Press staff. Detroit weather for Sept. 5: Light rain possible | 0:25 Christopher Ilitch addresses Little Caesars Arena opening | 14:48 Lessons from summer vacation | 0:34 Detroit Jazz Festival can't-miss picks | 0:41 Artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, legends like Herbie Hancock, Benny Golson, Jack DeJohnette, Chucho Valdes and more will be present for the largest free-of-charge jazz festival in the North America   Read More ...
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Police ID 5 teens killed in fiery Michigan crash
Comstock Township, Mich. — Authorities released the names of five teens killed in a fiery weekend car crash in southwest Michigan. Jaquarius Hegler, Marshawn Williams, Elexus Hillsman, Cortavian Murphy and Deztanee Cobb were identified by a medical examiner, the sheriff’s office in Kalamazoo County said in a release Tuesday. Hegler and Williams were 15, Hillsman and Murphy 16, and Cobb 17   Read More ...
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5 dead in fiery, high-speed crash in Kalamazoo County
Five people were killed Saturday morning in Kalamazoo Township when a speeding vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree, catching fire.   Read More ...
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This Michigan pig walked to Home Depot after wind blew down his fence
Portage, Mich. - This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy went to Home Depot. A pig in Portage, Michigan walked nearly a mile to Home Depot after high winds knocked down his fence. The pet pig was spotted by Home Depot employees, and quickly became friends with them. Amanda James, a Home Depot employee, told WWMT, “We looked out the side door and there was a pig on the hill   Read More ...
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Little piggy takes a trip after wind blows his house down
A little piggy named “Hamlet” went to the market this week after 60 mph winds blew his house down. Shortly after a gust of wind knocked down his fence in Portage, Michigan, the pet pig was on the move. He crawled through the broken fence and walked nearly a mile to the nearest Home Depot store. It was an unusual sight for employees, like Amanda James, who first spotted the black-and-white spotted animal approaching the entrance   Read More ...
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Minnesota Duluth blown out by Western Michigan
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — For the first time this season, Minnesota Duluth found out what it felt like to get blown out of the barn.The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs fell   Read More ...
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West Michigan school district cancels classes due to 1,900 students being sick
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - About 1,900 students in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district are sick, forcing the district to close all of its schools Friday. The district released this statement, explaining the students were either sent home sick, absent or complaining of flu-like symptoms: With approximately 1,900 children absent, sent home sick, or complaining of ill health with stomach related or flu-like symptoms today, the Kalamazoo Public Schools, after discussions with   Read More ...
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Kalamazoo remembers mass shooting that killed 6
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A year later, people gathered with ribbons, candles and memories to shine lights on the victims who were killed by the darkness. About 400 people attended a vigil Monday in Kalamazoo, Mich., to remember and honor the victims of the Kalamazoo mass shooting Feb. 20, 2016. “What began as a dark evening,” Pastor Paul Fazio, of North Park Reformed Church, told the audience gathered at Wings Event   Read More ...
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Candlelight vigil to remember Kalamazoo shooting victims
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A candlelight vigil will be held for the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan that killed six people and wounded two others. Details about a permanent memorial to honor the victims and survivors will be released after Monday's vigil at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. Organizers say the multiyear project will include a physical monument. The random shootings occurred last February at an apartment   Read More ...
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Western Michigan downs UND 3-2, sweeps series
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—UND did just about right everything but put the puck in the net against Western Michigan on Saturday.Western Michigan was badly outshot but.   Read More ...
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Family of Kalamazoo shooting victims try to heal
Kalamazoo, Mich. — Relatives of two Kalamazoo men who were killed in a mass shooting last year have been working on healing. Rich and Tyler Smith were in a car dealership parking lot Feb. 20, 2016, when a gunman ambushed and fatally shot them, then drove away. Police say the Uber driver also fatally shot four women and critically injured two that day. Jason Dalton faces six counts of murder,   Read More ...
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UND falls to Western Michigan 4-2 in NCHC game
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan scored two third-period goals to break a 2-2 tie en route to a 4-2 win over UND on Friday night in a National Collegiate Hockey Conference game.   Read More ...
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Large fire damages Michigan RV business, warehouse
The fire was reported late Thursday at Cloverleaf RV in Kalamazoo County’s Schoolcraft Township. No injuries were reported. WOOD-TV reports most of the building was destroyed in the fire along with at least two motor homes. WXMI-TV reports firefighters were able to save some of the campers and RVs that were outside of the warehouse. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights   Read More ...
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Komets cooled off in Kalamazoo
Jason Binkley kept up his scoring prowess – the defenseman scored for the seventh time this season and the third time in the last four games – but he was the only Komets player to find the back of the net Tuesday on pink ice for Valentine’s Day in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Komets’ lost 3-1 to the Kalamazoo Wings, after coming into the game on a 6-1-1 run that included   Read More ...
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Thomas leads Komets to victory
Kyle Thomas had his first hat trick of the season – the Komets’ fourth – including the game-winner and an empty-netter Sunday to cement a 5-3 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After the Komets, who were playing their third game in as many days, had squandered a two-goal lead at Wings Event Center, Thomas made it 4-3 at 13:47 of the third period by netting a backhand   Read More ...
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Michigan-made pottery caters to beer lovers
Artisanal ceramics are so ubiquitous these days that finding and purchasing a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece - whether a mug, vase, bowl or planter - is as easy as clicking around on Etsy. Grayling Ceramics, based in Kalamazoo, Mich., differentiates itself by straying from the usual vessels. Sure, there are the obligatory coffee mugs and tumblers on offer, in appealingly imperfect shapes and with earthy glazes like slate and tan. But   Read More ...
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3-goal period dooms Komets
All three goals of the third period were scored by the Kalamazoo Wings in a 6-3 victory Saturday night over the Komets in front of 3,804 fans at Wings Event Center. Six different players scored for the Wings, who netted goals on 3 of 8 power-play opportunities in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Komets (22-12-4) got goals from Kyle Thomas, Gabriel Desjardins and Mason Baptista, who tied it at 3 with a   Read More ...
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Basketball player: Co-defendant killed man during robbery
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Western Michigan University basketball player charged with murder in the shooting death of a student during a robbery says his co-defendant pulled the trigger. Joeviair (Joe-vee-AIR') Kennedy testified Wednesday during a hearing about whether Jordan Waire would stand trial that the Dec. 8 robbery in Kalamazoo was planned by the two former high school teammates from Muskegon. Kennedy says he suggested Jacob Jones as a   Read More ...
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For single women, housing market still filled with inequalities
Linda Tetzloff searched for a home for three years near Kalamazoo, Mich., before snagging a three-bedroom, ranch-style foreclosure property for $60,000 in 2011. She loves her huge backyard with a screened-in porch, dual fireplaces, and the neighborhood, situated on a bus line into the city. But it took her a long time to get there. A divorce and ex-husband’s bankruptcy a decade earlier had left Ms. Tetzloff all but toxic   Read More ...
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Woman, 22, gets 10 years in drunken driving death of WMU student
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A drunken driver has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for killing a Western Michigan University student who was hit while running last spring. Morgan Rowley, 22, cried Wednesday as she heard her punishment in Kalamazoo County court. The 22-year-old, who had a previous alcohol conviction, admits she has a drinking problem. Rowley didn't stop after 21-year-old Nicholas Heil of Fruitport was hit last   Read More ...
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2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death
His name wasn't released pending an arraignment. . Updated: 6:29 AM EST Dec 16, 2016 2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death His name wasn't released pending an arraignment Updated: 6:29 AM EST Dec 16, 2016 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Western Michigan University student during an apparent robbery last week, according to police. The Kalamazoo Department of Public   Read More ...
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2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death
His name wasn't released pending an arraignment. . Updated: 5:29 AM CST Dec 16, 2016 2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death His name wasn't released pending an arraignment Updated: 5:29 AM CST Dec 16, 2016 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Western Michigan University student during an apparent robbery last week, according to police. The Kalamazoo Department of Public   Read More ...
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2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death
His name wasn't released pending an arraignment. . Updated: 4:29 AM MST Dec 16, 2016 2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death His name wasn't released pending an arraignment Updated: 4:29 AM MST Dec 16, 2016 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Western Michigan University student during an apparent robbery last week, according to police. The Kalamazoo Department of Public   Read More ...
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2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death
His name wasn't released pending an arraignment. . Updated: 6:29 AM EST Dec 16, 2016 2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death His name wasn't released pending an arraignment Updated: 6:29 AM EST Dec 16, 2016 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Western Michigan University student during an apparent robbery last week, according to police. The Kalamazoo Department of Public   Read More ...
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2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death
His name wasn't released pending an arraignment. . Updated: 5:29 AM CST Dec 16, 2016 2nd suspect arrested in Western Michigan student's death His name wasn't released pending an arraignment Updated: 5:29 AM CST Dec 16, 2016 KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Western Michigan University student during an apparent robbery last week, according to police. The Kalamazoo Department of Public   Read More ...
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Western Michigan basketball player charged with murder
Kalamazoo, Mich. — Prosecutors have filed murder and armed robbery charges against a Western Michigan University basketball player in the killing of a fellow student last week. Joeviair Kennedy is due to be arraigned Monday in a Kalamazoo County court in Thursday’s fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jacob Jones in an off-campus apartment. Prosecutors don’t know if the 20-year-old Muskegon man has an attorney yet. Authorities allege that Kennedy killed Jones   Read More ...
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Western Michigan basketball player charged with murder
Prosecutors have filed murder and armed robbery charges against a Western Michigan University basketball player in the killing of a fellow student last week. Joeviair Kennedy is due to be arraigned Monday in a Kalamazoo County court in Thursday's fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jacob Jones in an off-campus apartment. Prosecutors don't know if the 20-year-old Muskegon man has an attorney yet. Authorities allege that Kennedy killed Jones during a robbery   Read More ...
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Western Michigan basketball player charged with murdering fellow student
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Prosecutors have filed murder and armed robbery charges against a Western Michigan University basketball player in the killing of a fellow student last week. Joeviair Kennedy is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in a Kalamazoo County courtroom in Thursday's fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jacob Jones in an off-campus apartment. Prosecutors don't know if the 20-year-old Muskegon man has an attorney. Authorities said Kennedy killed Jones during a   Read More ...
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Abbie Kopf has Batman on her side with new custom helmet
SPRINGFIELD -- The road to recovery has been long for Kalamazoo shooting survivor Abigail Kopf. At least now she has Batman on her side. On Tuesday, Abbie, one of two survivors of a series of random shootings Feb. 20 in Kalamazoo County, was given a custom Batman-themed helmet by Springfield-based motorcycle shop Hot Rods and Handlebars. The helmet, primarily painted by the shop's general manager Art Solis, has Christian Bale's   Read More ...
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WMU donors think higher salary could convince Fleck to stay
Kalamazoo – Philip Chludzinski was in shorts Friday afternoon, enjoying a round of golf at the Moors Golf Club in 70 degree weather and sunshine in Portage, Michigan. Chludzinski was again having a good time Saturday, but this time he was bundled up and standing in snow flurries at his group’s tailgate prior to Western Michigan’s football game against Buffalo at Waldo Stadium. The topic of conversation was of P.J.   Read More ...
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Best GameDay signs: Week 12
College GameDay is live in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Saturday, as Buffalo face No. 21 Western Michigan. Here are some of the best signs. Use #GameDaySigns on Twitter to let us know your favorite.   Read More ...
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Buyer Beware: Some Steps to Help You Find a Cheap Used Car
When shopping for a low-priced used car, three things will become evident: Some people want to swindle you. Few take proper care of their cars. The search will take a long time. Last summer, I set out to help my future son-in-law find transportation to his new teaching job near Kalamazoo, Michigan. He's just starting out, and was hoping to get a reliable vehicle for $4,000 to $5,000. Those gems   Read More ...
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Police identify 2 bicyclists hurt in hit-and-run crash
ALAMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified two bicyclists injured when a pickup truck struck them as they rode with two other bicyclists in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff's department says 50-year-old Mathew Sides of Plainwell and 44-year-old Andrea Fore of Kalamazoo suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were struck Thursday night in Alamo Township. The pickup's driver did not stop. Valerie Litznerski was among the rides and said their   Read More ...
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Man charged in deaths of 5 Michigan bicyclists sent to trial
Spartanburg County Sheriff Todd Kohlhepp is accused of holding a woman chained inside a storage container and has confessed to several murders, police said. SOURCE: Spartanburg County Sheriff KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man who plowed into a group of bicyclists with his pickup truck, killing five, has been ordered to stand trial on second-degree murder charges in southwestern Michigan. A judge in Kalamazoo County found enough evidence Monday against Charles   Read More ...
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Man charged in deaths of 5 Michigan bicyclists sent to trial
Spartanburg County Sheriff Todd Kohlhepp is accused of holding a woman chained inside a storage container and has confessed to several murders, police said. SOURCE: Spartanburg County Sheriff KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man who plowed into a group of bicyclists with his pickup truck, killing five, has been ordered to stand trial on second-degree murder charges in southwestern Michigan. A judge in Kalamazoo County found enough evidence Monday against Charles   Read More ...
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Man charged in deaths of 5 Michigan bicyclists sent to trial
Spartanburg County Sheriff Todd Kohlhepp is accused of holding a woman chained inside a storage container and has confessed to several murders, police said. SOURCE: Spartanburg County Sheriff KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man who plowed into a group of bicyclists with his pickup truck, killing five, has been ordered to stand trial on second-degree murder charges in southwestern Michigan. A judge in Kalamazoo County found enough evidence Monday against Charles   Read More ...
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Principal: Boy fatally struck after attending youth group
KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP -- A school principal says a 10-year-old boy who died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Kalamazoo County had just been at a youth group gathering. Police in Kalamazoo Township say Daniel Sluiter was trying to cross a street on Wednesday night in an area where there was no crosswalk or stoplight. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.   Read More ...
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