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Why Less Snowfall But More Accidents?

This just occurred to me. We have had an essentially a minor snow fall over the past couple of days; a couple to three or four inches, and yet, it seems like there have been more accidents in the past day or two than during the big snowstorms earlier this winter.

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Schoolcraft Man Shoots Intruder During Break-In

A Kalamazoo County homeowner fended off two intruders Saturday night, shooting one as they entered his home.

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Kalamazoo Woman Doused With Rubbing Alcohol And Burned

A woman is in the hospital with serious burns after police say she was set on fire by her boyfriend.

It happened shortly after 2 this morning on Douglas Street in Kalamazoo.

Investigators say the 44-year-old woman was arguing with the 52-year-old man when he doused her with rubbing alcohol and set it on fire

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Officials Urge Caution Following Tax Identity Thefts

Michigan Treasury officials say they are concerned about the recent spike in fraudulent tax returns being filed around the country.

Security experts are blaming criminal organizations that are buying and selling stolen personal information as well as log-in credentials for online tax preparation services like TurboTax

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Logo Courtesy RadioShack Corp.
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Radio Shack Bankruptcy Could Mean Closure Of Local Stores

 

Radio Shack announced Thursday that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and documents filed with the bankruptcy petition show that both Battle Creek locations are being considered for closure.

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Day Care Facility Closed While Assault Investigation Continues

Police are investigating allegations of sexual assaults at a home-based day care in Three Rivers.

Michigan State Police Detective 1st Lt. Chuck Christensen told MLive the investigation began last week when a parent came forward after their child had disclosed to them some sexual contact had taken place

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Photo by WBCK-Townsquare Media
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Tracking Devices Proposed For State Vehicles

(MRN) A bill before the state Senate would require all state-owned or leased vehicles to have a tracking device.

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is sponsoring the measure after a state elevator inspector in Kalamazoo was caught golfing several times last summer instead of being at work

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Western Michigan University President Dr. John Dunn. Photo courtesy of WMU.
Western Michigan University President Dr. John Dunn. Photo courtesy of WMU.
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Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Implements New Sexual Assault Policy

Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo has implemented a new interim policy that's designed to make it easier for students and staff to report if they've been victims of sexual assault.

WMU expects the final version of the policy to be in p

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Photo by George Marks - Getty Images.
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Southwest Michigan A Hot Spot For Bed Bugs

Several Michigan cities including Battle Creek are on a list of those experiencing the worst bed bug infestations in the country.

Detroit is ranked as the second-worst city in the country for bed bugs by Orkin

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Rumors Confirmed: Kalamazoo to Have Nation’s First Sustainable Beer-Brewing Degree

Internet rumors ran ramped Thursday about Western Michigan University having America's first brewing degree.

It's time to crack open those bottles and celebrate, Kalamazoo — on Friday morning, the rumors were confirmed

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