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Resident tied up, held at gunpoint during home invasion

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:14:32 GMT

A homeowner in the 600 block of Hamblin Avenue in Battle Creek was transported to the hospital with injuries after a reported home invasion occurred Thursday just before 5 a.m. The male resident, 54, told police that he was tied up, held at gunpoint and beaten while two suspects searched the residence. The first suspect is described as a heavy set black male and the second as a tall, skinny male who was wearing a mask.

Suspicious fire investigated in Battle CreekMonday, October 16BATTLE...

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:09:56 GMT

BATTLE CREEK Battle Creek's Fire Marshal is investigating a small fire at 162 W. Fountain Street that was called in at about 1:00 Monday morning.

Authorities investigating suspicious BC house fire

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:09:55 GMT

Authorities are investigating after a fire broke out at a house in Battle Creek for the second time in just over a month. The small fire happened just before 1 a.m. Monday at a house in the 100 block of W. Fountain Street, according to a Battle Creek Fire Department news release.

United Against Hunger drive this weekSaturday, October...

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:33:51 GMT

KALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK -- The United Way will need volunteers on Monday in Battle Creek and in Kalamazoo on Wednesday to help package meal kits for this year's United against Hunger drive. The United Way will be providing all the food and packing material, the volunteers just help to assemble the 50,000 kits.

Restaurant workers held at gunpoint by robber

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:56:18 GMT

A robber held workers at a Battle Creek restaurant at gunpoint late Wednesday, Oct. 11 while he held up the eatery, police said. Battle Creek police were called about 9 p.m. to a restaurant in the 100 block of Vale Street on a report of a robbery.

Ten dogs recovered in dog fighting investigation in Calhoun County

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:47:26 GMT

Ten dogs have been taken to the animal shelter after evidence of dog fighting was found at various locations in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties. The Calhoun County Sheriff says that they executed four search warrants Tuesday and recovered the dogs, over a pound of marijuana, and other items used in dog fighting.

Two chances to learn more about medical marijuanaTuesday, October...

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:01:39 GMT

The City of Battle Creek will be taking public comment for the rest of this month on whether they should allow medical marijuana dispensaries and other associated businesses. They also want to know from residents if they do allow the businesses, how they should be regulated and where they should be located.

Suspect in fatal Battle Creek shooting arrested

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 03:52:58 GMT

According to a Monday release from police, a 24-year-old man was arrested after coming to the Battle Creek Police Department with his family. He faces felony murder charges in the death of 22-year-old Kyle Brown.

Special fire engine dedicated in Comstock TownshipSunday, October...

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:39:35 GMT

The crew of the Comstock Fire Department has dedicated their newest fire truck. Its special because it is a rolling memorial to Fire Chief Ed Switalski, who died in June when he was responding to a report of a crash on I-94.

Hope golfer Megan Klintworth closes in on MIAA title repeat

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:01:06 GMT

Hope College golfer Megan Klintworth maintained the individual lead in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association standings on Friday during the opening round of the league championship in Battle Creek. The senior from Jackson, Michigan carded a 4-over-par 76 at Bedford Valley Country Club -- one stroke out of first place.

ArtPrize Awards Go to Portrait Made of Pennies and Video of a Meal

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 02:48:24 GMT

A portrait of Abraham Lincoln made entirely from pennies, and a video recording of a meal for 250 people at a 300-foot table meant to represent a range of world food cultures, were the top winners Friday night at the 2017 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Mich. "A. Lincoln" by Richard Schlatter of Battle Creek, Mich., received the most overall votes from the public, which chose from more than 1,300 entries during a two-week voting period.

Kellogg's New CEO Makes $600 Million Deal for Protein-Bar Maker 2 hours ago

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:41:10 GMT

That company produces the RXBAR, which is made from eggs, fruit and nuts -- and lists ingredients prominently on the front of the package. Kellogg hired Cahillane from vitamin purveyor Nature's Bounty, a sign that the maker of Frosted Flakes wants to pursue a more health-conscious strategy.

Man, 22, dies, shot with his own gun; suspect still at large

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:16:06 GMT

Police were dispatched to an apartment on Rambling Lane in Battle Creek where they discovered the victim, who had been shot with his own gun. Although this incident is still under investigation, people on the scene told police that the victim had been home with a roommate and another individual when the suspect arrived.

Man suffers two gunshot wounds, police search for suspects

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:05:44 GMT

Police are searching for two suspects who may have been involved in a shooting at the Arbors Apartments in Battle Creek on Monday. Police arrived at the 100 block of Greentree Lane just before 10 p.m. to find a male victim, 23, with gunshot wounds to his back and abdomen.

They searched by land, water and airMonday, October 2OTTAWA COUNTY...

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:57:27 GMT

A family from Battle Creek had a more eventful weekend than they planned when a boat ride down the Grand River turned into a search and rescue operation. 43-year-old Anthony Hough was on the river with his wife and 7-month-old child when the boat ran out of gas.

Face of Defense: Airman Gives Back to Veterans

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:27:04 GMT

Air Force Senior Airman Javonte Lofton works as a hazardous material specialist with the Michigan Air National Guard 's 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron here, and he said it's his duty to give back to the men and women who wore the uniform before him whenever the opportunity presents itself. Air Force Senior Airman Javonte Lofton, pictured here, works as a hazardous material specialist with the Michigan Air National Guard's 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron in Battle Creek, Mich., Sept.

One dead, one critically injured in Battle Creek crash Friday, September 29

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:55:47 GMT

Calls about the crash came into 9-1-1 dispatch at about 9 pm. Responding officers found the wreckage of a sedan and an SUV at East Columbia Avenue and Riverside Drive.