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Kalamazoo kayaker missing in Indiana


COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities have resumed the search for a Michigan man who went missing after the kayak he was in capsized on a flood-swollen river in central Indiana.

State conservation officers and the Bartholomew County Water Rescue Team spent several hours Sunday looking for 27-year-old Enrique Quinonez of Kalamazoo, Mich., before suspending the search because of darkness.

Conservation Officer Jet Quillen says conditions have improved on the Flat Rock River in Columbus, but that it was still too dangerous Monday morning for divers because the river is high after several inches of rain in recent days.

Quillen says Quinonez's kayak capsized shortly after he and a friend launched their boats Sunday morning on the river about 40 miles south of Indianapolis. He says Quinonez wasn't wearing a life jacket and couldn't swim.


Kalamazoo Chorus sings before Detroit Tigers game

Kalamazoo Chorus sings before Detroit Tigers game

KALAMAZOO - The Kalamazoo Children's Chorus sang the National Anthem Saturday at the Detroit Tigers game.

The Chorus sounded wonderful and they really impressed the Tiger management, not just with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, but with how prompt and professional the children were.  With about 1500 hockey kids ahead of them - who were to leave the field before we got on - they called the children to the field suddenly and several minutes earlier than expected, telling them to "Go, go, go."   So 120 children made a mad dash down the ramp, tossing coats and water bottles aside along the way without losing formation and stepping onto the field so calm and collected that no one suspected that they'd just made a 30 yard dash!  

The Tiger's were so impressed we had an invitation to return and sing again even before we'd even left the field!

13 year old boy shot after leaving a party in Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) - The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is looking for the person who shot a 13 year old boy shortly before midnight Saturday.

Investigators say the 13 year old told police he had just left a party in the 600 block of Carr St. While walking near Lake and Maywood, he heard a gunshot and realized he had been shot in the back.

The boy was taken to an area hospital by an acquaintance after officers arrived at the scene. The boy is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries this morning.


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My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

My Town: Kalamazoo Children's Choir to sing during Tigers game

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—West Michigan will be well-represented during the Detroit Tigers’ opening weekend at Comerica Park.

During the game against the Orioles Saturday, April 5, the 120 children that comprise the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus will sing the national anthem.  Taylor Stevens, an alumna of KCC, will be directing the chorus.

"This is so exciting for the children and for me," Stevens said.  "We've never done anything like this before."   

During the game, Mona Shores High School’s ball teams will also be accepting a $10,000 Grand Slam Grant check.  Coach William Lent will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

My Town: Collegiate Vocal Competition April 6

My Town: Collegiate Vocal Competition April 6

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Students from Aquinas College, Hope College and Grand Valley State University will hit a high note Sunday, April 6 with Opera Grand Rapids' Collegiate Vocal Competition.

The event begins at 7 p.m. inside the Betty Van Andel Opera Center, located at 1320 E. Fulton in Grand Rapids. Guests can also listen to the Second Division winners from Western Michigan University and Hope College.

My Town: New restaurants to replace shuttered sports bar

My Town: New restaurants to replace shuttered sports bar

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A new set of restaurants will soon replaced a shuttered sports bar, plagued by police calls.

Gipper’s Sports Bar and Grille was auctioned off last year.  The bar lost its liquor license in January 2012, shortly after two shootings within three months at the bar.