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Take: A Photo of Your Office Fridge

Take: A Photo of Your Office Fridge

Today is the day to flex your camera phone skills and get creative at work.

Send us a photo of your office fridge to mytown@wzzm13.com.

We'll post a gallery in a few days with all of your photos.

Smoke alarm saves lives in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the 500 block of Horace Street to the report of a smoke filled house.

The resident told Public Safety Officers that she was awoken by a fire alarm. She smelled smoke, and was able to evacuate the home with her small children. She then called 911.

The officer who arrived at the scene determined that the smoke was heaviest and coming from the bathroom. There he found a light fixture containing a towel burning next to a hot light bulb. He then quickly turned off the light, and doused the towel with a fire extinguisher.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. There was only damage to the light fixture and towel. There were no injuries.

Body in lake belonged to man missing since Nov.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities in Kalamazoo say a body found under the ice in a lake at a city park belonged to a 27-year-old man who disappeared in November.

Police say rescue crews and a dive team got a call Sunday to Spring Valley Park after someone spotted a body in the water.

The Kalamazoo Gazette says the body has been identified as that of Jason K. Bassett. It says he was a graduate of Delton Kellogg High School and worked as an auto detailer.

Jeanne Bassett says her son lived near the park and often walked there.

The 185-acre park is on the city's northeast side on a tributary to the Kalamazoo River.

Police say there are no signs of foul play.

Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott to perform rediscovered piano masterwork at Kalamazoo College

Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott to perform rediscovered piano masterwork at Kalamazoo College

Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott will perform Fanny Mendelssohn’s complete cycle of piano pieces entitled Das Jahr (1841) at the Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 4:00pm. The recital is free and open to the public.

The January 22 program features a major work from one of the most important composers of the nineteenth century, Fanny Hensel (1805-1847). As with many women composers of that time, few of her works were published during her lifetime, and only within the past 30 years have musicians come to realize her great talent. Her most ambitious work for piano, Das Jahr, was only published in 1989, 150 years after it was written, and this recital is a rare opportunity to hear the complete work. Each of the twelve months of the year is set in music and poetry to form a dairy of her life in 1839-1840, when she felt the high point of her musical life in Rome, as well as the frustration of a thwarted professional life in her native city of Berlin.

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communitywide Day of Service

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communitywide Day of Service

Kalamazoo, Mich., 9 January 2012 - The City of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with Fifth Third Bank, Life EMS, Western Michigan University and the Volunteer Center of Greater Kalamazoo will sponsor the 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community-Wide Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2012.

Residents are again encouraged to volunteer their time at participating area social service agencies coordinated by Volunteer Center of Greater Kalamazoo. Volunteers can pre-register for a project site online, http://volunteerkalamazoo.org/volunteering/day-of-service/ by Thursday, January 12. Otherwise, volunteers may register onsite at City Hall (241 W. South Street) on Monday, January 16 beginning at 8:00am.

Homicide 800 N. Rose

Kalamazoo, MI:  On January 8, 2012 at approximately 6:10 p.m. Kalamazoo Public Safety dispatch received a call reporting a subject down in the street with a gun shot wound to the chest in the 800 block of N. Rose.  The first officers on scene located the unconscious victim in the street.  They rendered aid to him until Life Ambulance arrived and transported him to Bronson Hospital.  Sadly the 21 year old Kalamazoo resident was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A second victim approached officers while they were rendering aid to the first.  This man, a 31 year old Kalamazoo resident said that he had been shot in the leg during the incident.  The second victim was also taken to Bronson with non life threatening wounds to his leg.  He is expected to make a full recovery.

Body found in Kalamazoo Lake

Kalamazoo, Mich. (WZZM) - Sunday morning  Kalamazoo Public Safety officers say the body of a man was pulled out of Spring Lake Valley Lake in Spring Lake Valley Park.

The man was submerged in the water under the ice and according to public safety officers  had been there for quite some time.

The situation is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-343-2100.