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Man hospitalized after being run over by his own truck


ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Paw Paw man was taken to the hospital after he was run over by his own vehicle Saturday afternoon.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Office says the 59-year-old man was heading east on Red Arrow Highway, near Rollingmeadow Blvd., in Antwerp Township when he pulled his vehicle over to the side of the roadway. At that time, the man got out to retrieve an item from the rear of his pick-up. While near the tailgate, the truck started to drive backwards. Deputies believe the truck had not been placed into "Park" but instead in "Reverse."

As the truck drove backwards, it backed over the owner and pinned him underneath. A witness saw the man and was able to get into the drivers seat and drive the truck off the man before emergency responders arrived.

Missing Kalamazoo women cell phone pings Albion Tower


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) - The Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office is asking for help in finding a missing person. Johnien Anne Herbert was last seen at 2:30 Friday morning. Investigators say she is believed to be despondent. Herbert (31) is 5'03" and weighs 115 pounds. She was wearing black top, black pants and sandals.

She should be driving a red 2001 Chrysler Town and Country van with a Michigan license plate DCH8310. Her cell phone last "pinged" off a cell tower in the Albion MI area.

Anyone with any information on the location of Ms Herbert is asked to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office.


Police: Man's reported disappearance was misunderstanding


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) - Kalamazoo Public Safety says a 66-year-old man was reported missing as a result of a likely misunderstanding.

Richard Evans had been reported missing Thursday.

Police on Friday said Evans had been located in Kalamazoo and his family members have been notified.


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.


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.