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Michigan’s Finest Antique Show on September 28

Michigan’s Finest Antique Show on September 28

Known for giving shoppers a large diverse shopping experience and “One of the Ten Best Shows in America”, rated by Antiques Magazine will be at the Allegan County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 28.

Rain or shine, from 8:00am to 4:00pm the public has the opportunity to visit 200 dealers, outside under canopies, along with 200 dealers inside seven large buildings at the Fairgrounds located at 150 Allegan Co Fair Drive in Allegan, Michigan.

Admission is $4.00 per person.

Visit www.alleganantiques.com for more information.   

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Varnum selected as Top Diversity Focused company

Varnum selected as Top Diversity Focused company

The Varnum law firm was recently honored as the top Michigan-based Diversity Focused Company By Corp! Magazine, after initially ranking among 26 companies being recognized for their commitment to diversity. The award was announced Sept.10 at the 8th annual Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards, honoring businesses, organizations and business leaders who have displayed significant achievements in diversity within their organization or the community.

The award recognized Varnum's strong commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by several unique programs and policies, including:

  • Varnum appointed a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion attorney (2013 Corp!

Varnum selected as Top Diversity Focused company

Varnum selected as Top Diversity Focused company

The Varnum law firm was recently honored as the top Michigan-based Diversity Focused Company By Corp! Magazine, after initially ranking among 26 companies being recognized for their commitment to diversity. The award was announced Sept.10 at the 8th annual Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards, honoring businesses, organizations and business leaders who have displayed significant achievements in diversity within their organization or the community.

The award recognized Varnum's strong commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by several unique programs and policies, including:

  • Varnum appointed a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion attorney (2013 Corp!

Chase reaches speeds of 100 MPH overnight


VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) - An attempted traffic stop late Sunday night turned into a high speed chase.

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Just before 11 p.m., a Van Buren County deputy spotted a 2001 GMC Tahoe crossing the center line on 34th Avenue near M-43. The driver of the Tahoe didn't stop, leading to a chase that ended in Kalamazoo County.

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WMU celebrates med school opening


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A celebration is planned for Thursday in honor of the opening of Western Michigan University's new medical school.

The gala celebrating the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is to include performances by the university's Bronco Marching Band and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra as well as a keynote address by Dr. A. Lorris Betz, chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges' board of directors.

The Stryker Medical School recently welcomed its inaugural class of 54 students. The Kalamazoo school is named for Stryker Corp. founder Homer Stryker.

Its first white-coat ceremony for students and invited guests was Wednesday.

The number of medical schools in Michigan doubled from three to six in recent years, largely in response to a shortage of doctors in many areas.


Police arrest man accused of Kalamazoo assault, arson


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police have caught the man they say assaulted his ex-girlfriend and set her bedroom on fire. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Monday on Prospect Street near West Main.

Officers say Adam David Shigwadja, 18, broke into the house and attacked his girlfriend with a weapon, then set the upstairs room on fire. Police say Shigwadja jumped out a second-floor window and ran away.

Crews put out the fire, which was contained to the bedroom.

The woman was hospitalized in critical condition at Bronson Hospital.

Officers found Shigwadja around 7:30 Tuesday evening on Stadium Dr. near Howard. St. They took him into custody without incident.


Truck driver charged with 2008 Kalamazoo rape


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Michigan Attorney General Monday announced criminal charges against a Tennessee truck driver for repeatedly raping a woman at knife-point in April 2008.

Calvin Ray Kelly, 57, was arrested Sept. 9 in Shelby County in Tennessee and is charged with one count of kidnapping, three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of attempted first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Kelly waived extradition and will be brought back to Michigan for trial; he faces life in prison if convicted.

The Kalamazoo victim reported the assault on April 8, 2008 when she ran across U.S. 131 to reach an officer and report being repeatedly raped. DNA evidence from the case was entered into a national DNA database; Kelly was linked to the rape in 2012.