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Boil water advisory issued in Battle Creek


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WZZM) -- As a precautionary measure, the City of Battle Creek has issued a boil water advisory because of work done on the water system requiring a water shut-off. Whenever the pressure of a water system is reduced to this degree for any significant length of time, precautionary measures are recommended. As a safeguard to your health, residents in the following area are advised to boil water before using it for consumption:

  • On Capital from East Ave to Maple Grove

  • On Magnolia from Riverview to Capital

  • On Fairview from East Ave to Magnolia

  • On Lark from Magnolia to Maple Grove

  • On Traverse from Magnolia to Fairview

Man assaults wife, crashes car while drunk and high


PAW PAW, Mich. (WZZM ) -- A Paw Paw man is facing multiple charges after assaulting his wife, then crashing his car. The assault happened on Red Arrow Highway in Van Buren County, around 2 p.m. Friday.

Police say the 47-year-old man assaulted his wife, then took off. Around 5:30 p.m., he crashed his Ford Escape into a Ford Focus on Kalamazoo Street near Mill Street in Bloomingdale, trapping a 70-year-old woman inside. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The man told police he used meth, marijuana and drank alcohol before the crash. An open alcohol container and marijuana was also found inside his car.

He was taken to the hospital and arrested once he was released. His wife had minor injuries after the assault.


Deputies searching for Kalamazoo robbery suspect


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies in Kalamazoo County are asking for information about an overnight robbery Sunday morning.

It happened around 1 a.m. at the Gull Prairie Apartments. Deputies received calls about a woman screaming for help in the parking lot. She had been assaulted and robbed. She sustained minor injuries.

The suspect is a younger black man with a skinny build, close cut hair and is about 5'9". He fled in a smaller maroon or red S-U-V. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Sheriff's office or silent observer.


U.S. 131 reopens after school bus crash


PLAINWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Dispatchers say southbound U.S. 131 is open again at M-89 in Allegan County. It was closed for a while because of a secondary crash after an earlier pileup with a school bus and two other vehicles.

The initial crash happened around 12 p.m. Thursday near D Avenue.

Michigan State Police say as a van tried to pass a Wyoming Public Schools bus, a car attempted to do the same and lost control. The driver of the car struck the van, then rolled over in the median.

The crash forced the bus off the highway, but no one in the three vehicles was seriously hurt.

The school bus was carrying 24 middle school students, a chaperon, and a driver. A few students reported bumps and bruises but no injuries.

Following the initial crash, highway closure, and backup, a vehicle rear-ended a semi-truck. That driver was seriously hurt.


Kzoo police searching for SUV in deadly hit and run


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Detectives hope you can help them find the driver who hit a man then sped away.

Leonard Harris, 50, of Kalamazoo died after two cars hit him at the corner of Mills and Lake Streets Sunday night.

The driver of the first car stopped but the man driving an SUV kept driving south on Mills Street.

Police are looking for a 2007 to 2009 white Saturn Vue with dark rear windows.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337-8120.


Police ID man killed in grain elevator fall


SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM/AP) -- Kalamazoo County authorities say a worker has died in a fall at a grain elevator company.

The accident happened about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at H&H Feed & Grain Inc. The site is in Schoolcraft Township, just west of Vicksburg.

Marcos Fonseca, 31, of Marcellus, Mich., fell about 15 feet when he left an office area of the business and stepped down to a lower platform in an area that was under construction. Matyas says it isn't clear what caused the fall and says state workplace safety officials have been contacted.

This is the sixteenth work-related death in Michigan this year.


Suspect arrested in Kalamazoo credit union robbery


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- He's "no stranger to a life of robbing banks," according to Kalamazoo Public Safety officers -- and now, he's under arrest.

Simon Gutierrez was arrested Monday. Police accuse him of robbing the Consumer's Credit Union at 4023 Portage St. last Friday.

During that robbery, investigators say the suspect pulled two guns out of a Jimmy John's sandwich box and pointed them at the clerks.

Gutierrez is charged with bank robbery and three counts of armed robbery.

His bond was set at $1 million because of past convictions.