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Fire closes M-89 in downtown Plainwell


PLAINWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Crews are investigating the cause of an early morning fire at a southern Allegan County business.

It started around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Another Man's Treasure, a retail store at Main Street and M-89 in downtown Plainwell.

The response to the fire forced emergency workers to close M-89 in downtown Plainwell to traffic for several hours. The road opened around 8:30am.

Dispatchers tell us no one is injured.

Fire crews from Otsego, Gun Plain Township, and Allegan are among the departments that have responded to the fire.


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Man killed in Kalamazoo shooting identified


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police say the man fatally shot early Saturday morning in Kalamazoo is 21-year-old Daniel Anderson.

Kalamazoo Public Safety is investigating Anderson's death. Officers responding to a shooting at a home in the 2000 block of Inverness Lane found Anderson suffering from a gunshot.

He was taken to Burgess Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in the case at this point. Anyone with information should call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or contact Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.


Portage crash kills girl, 10


PORTAGE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 10-year-old girl died of injuries from a traffic crash Friday evening.

Portage police say the crash happened just before 6 p.m. at Portage Rd. and Lakeview Dr.

A 24-year-old Portage resident driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt turned from Lakeview onto Portage and into the path of a 1998 Ford Escort driven by a 37-year-old Vicksburg resident and carrying the 10-year-old.

The girl was taken to Bronson Hospital in critical condition and later died there.

Police say everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt. Neither speed nor alcohol is a contributing factor, according to authorities, although the accident does remain under investigation.

Stryker settles to pay $1.4B in hip lawsuits


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Medical implant maker Stryker will pay at least $1.43 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits from patients who had to have surgery to remove problematic hip implants.

The settlement agreement, brokered by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, resolves state and federal lawsuits against the maker of orthopedics. Stryker said Monday the $1.43 billion figure represents the "low end of the range of probable loss to resolve these matters."

The lawsuits stem from two hip implants that Stryker recalled due to corrosion and other problems in 2012. One year ago Johnson & Johnson paid $2.5 billion to settle 8,000 lawsuits from patients who had to have the company's metal ball-and-socket hip implant removed or replaced.

Stryker Corp. expects to make most of the payments by the end of 2015.


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Shooting victim gets ride to police station


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 28 year-old man is in critical condition at a local hospital after an overnight shooting in Kalamazoo.

Police say a car showed up at the Public Safety station on James Street just after 10 p.m. Monday. A gunshot victim was inside the car.

A witness told officers the man was shot near Peter Pan Park on Palmer Avenue.

Detectives are looking into the shooting and trying to identify suspects.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269) 337-8994, or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.


Consumers Credit Union of Kalamazoo Coming to Grand Rapids

Consumers Credit Union of Kalamazoo Coming to Grand Rapids

Consumers Credit Union of Kalamazoo is building two branch offices in the metro area. One branch office, under construction is located in Cascade near the Meijer store at the corner of 28th St. SE & Kraft Avenue. The other office will be constructed in Gaines Township located at 6770 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Grand Rapids.

Consumers, currently has 14 offices in the Southwestern part of the state, which includes Holland, Coldwater, Portage & Kalamazoo.

Visit www.consumerscu.org for more information.

2 arrested after road rage incident involving gun


PORTAGE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police arrested two men after a road rage incident Friday morning in Portage.

Someone called the Portage Department of Public Safety around 9:30 a.m., reporting an incident involving two vehicles in the 5200 block of S. Westnedge Ave. The driver of one of the vehicles pointed a hand gun at people inside the other vehicle.

Authorities soon pulled over the suspect vehicle and arrested a 29-year-old Tennessee man for felonious assault and carrying a concealed weapon. A 22-year-old Kalamazoo man was also arrested, on an outstanding felony warrant. Investigators also recovered a loaded hand gun.

No one was hurt in the incident.