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Blue Cross Recognizes Bronson Battle Creek, Kalamazoo For Maternity Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan designated both hospitals as Blue Distinction Centers for the “expertise” they showed in making the birth process safe and effective; other requirements include demonstrating what is called "Family Centered Care" practices, such as allowing …
BCPD Officer Arrested for Drunk Driving While Off Duty
The City of Battle Creek says Sunday that the unnamed officer was off duty and in his personal vehicle, when he crashed into a utility pole around 4am in the City of Springfield. He wasn’t hurt and was arrested shortly afterwards.
Meijer Recalls Yogurts Over Fears of Glass Contamination
The Food and Drug Administration says that Meijer learned of the problem when a customer returned a yogurt, containing two pieces of glass, and further investigation led them to believe that a problem at the manufacturing facility might have caused the contamination.
Governor Would Appoint University Boards, Board Of Education Under New Bills
House Bills 5515 and 5516 would remove from the ballot the state board of education members, regents at the University of Michigan, trustees at Michigan State University, and governors of Wayne State University, and also remove those offices from the definition of “state elected official.…
Battle Creek Approves Medical Marijuana Businesses
At the Battle Creek City Commission meeting Tuesday night, two ordinances regarding the zoning and licensing of medical marijuana growers, testers, processors, transporters and dispensaries were voted on. Mayor Mark Behnke tells 95.3 WBCK that the ordinances passed 8-0, with Vice Mayor Dave Walters …
Kalamazoo Crime Spree Suspect Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill
29-year-old Matthew Steppenwolf had been charged with multiple felonies, including armed robbery, arson, carjacking and firearms crimes; last week, he pleaded guilty but mentally ill to those charges, with other felonies being dropped, including ethnic intimidation.
Kalamazoo Lawmaker Introduces Bill Expanding Bottle Deposits
In Michigan, we already pay a 10 cent deposit on bottles and cans of carbonated beverages, a measure introduced 42 years ago in order to incentivize recycling. Now, a measure to spread that deposit to most other drinks is being considered.
Two Cars Stolen After They Were Left Running In Kalamazoo
The first theft happened around 7:30pm on W. Paterson, and it was noticed by the vehicle’s owner; police were quick to respond, and they found the vehicle a short distance away without anyone in it. The suspects in this case were three minors.
TreeHouse Foods Closing McCamly St. Plant By End Of 2018
TreeHouse Foods says in a release Wednesday that their facility at the corner of Dickman Rd. and McCamly will be closed over the next year, with around 84 employees being cut. TreeHouse bought the former Ralston plant from ConAgra Foods in February 2016, and by November of that year they had cut emp…
Body Found In Kalamazoo Woods Identified As Grand Rapids Teen
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that the body in the area of the 800 block of N. Prairie Ave. is that of 16-year-old Mujey Dumbuya, a high schooler from Grand Rapids.