A year after Olympic gold, US curlers reflect on success
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nearly a year has passed since he won gold in South Korea, and John Shuster can still smile about his transformation from obscure curler to Olympic sensation.
“It’s a lot of pinch-yourself kind of days,” he said.
Shuster is back on the ice this week, competing ...
Walker scores 25 to lift Kent St. over W. Michigan 82-63
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 25 points as Kent State beat Western Michigan 82-63 on Thursday.
Mitch Peterson had 17 points for Kent State (18-6, 7-4 Mid-American Conference). Philip Whittington added 17 points and 13 rebounds. Anthony Roberts had 14 points for the ...
Dugan scores 26 to lead W. Michigan past N. Illinois 76-74
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Seth Dugan had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Western Michigan snapped its 10-game losing streak, narrowly beating Northern Illinois 76-74 on Tuesday night.
Michael Flowers had 14 points for Western Michigan (7-17, 1-10 Mid-American Conference). Jared Printy added 13 ...
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Antwon Lillard scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Bowling Green beat Western Michigan 85-72 on Tuesday night to remain atop the Mid-American Conference East standings.
Dylan Frye added 20 points with four 3s for the Falcons (16-6, 8-1), who ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who fatally shot six strangers in southwestern Michigan was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with no chance of parole, and some loved ones of those he killed said they believe he’ll face a greater, more permanent punishment.
“Someday when you die and you ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot six strangers to death in Kalamazoo, Michigan (all times local):
Relatives of the six people killed by a lone gunman in southwestern Michigan told him they believe he is destined for greater punishment ...
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) _ Stryker Corp. (SYK) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.07 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company said it had net income of $5.44 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan’s basketball game against Kent State on Tuesday night has been postponed until Thursday because of inclement weather.
The schools announced the change Monday, when significant snow fell in Michigan. Kent State said it was prepared to depart its ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie tied a career-high 29 points and James Thompson IV notched another double-double and Eastern Michigan smoked Western Michigan 93-67 on Saturday.
It’s the third time in Minnie’s career he’s reached 29 points. He finished 11-of-19 shooting including 7 of ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to install a new warning system on highway ramps with the goal of reducing deadly wrong-way crashes by alerting drivers with bright flashing lights.
The flashing lights are being installed at exit ramps on U.S. 131 in ...
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the 2015 southwestern Michigan killing of a woman who was dating her ex-boyfriend wants a new trial.
Theresa Petto entered the plea after several days of her murder trial in the shooting death of 25-year-old Rachel ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Buffalo was finally challenged in conference play — and coach Nate Oats wasn’t thrilled with how his team handled it.
Jeremy Harris had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the 16th-ranked Bulls held off upset-minded Western Michigan 88-79 on Tuesday night, but this game ...
Toledo beats W. Michigan 85-77 behind Navigato, Sanford
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nate Navigato and Jaelan Sanford scored 21 points apiece, Marreon Jackson added 15 with nine assists, and Toledo beat Western Michigan 85-77 on Saturday to end a two-game skid.
Luke Knapke scored 10 and grabbed nine rebounds for the Rockets (13-3, 1-2 Mid-American ...
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged with killing six strangers between picking up rides for Uber pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, just before attorneys were set to interview jurors for his trial.
Jason Dalton’s surprise move came about three years after the shootings, which ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea in the fatal shootings of six people in Michigan in 2016 (all times local):
Relatives of a man who pleaded guilty to killing six people in southwestern Michigan say their “hearts are broken” by the suffering of his ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The size of the jury pool could delay the start of testimony in the high-profile trial of a man who is charged with killing six strangers in southwestern Michigan.
Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder.
Flowers blooms, Western Michigan tops UC Riverside 73-64
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Sophomore Michael Flowers finished with 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Western Michigan turned back UC Riverside 73-64 on Sunday.
Flowers scored half of his points at the free-throw line, sinking 12 of 13 attempts. Fellow sophomore Kawanise Wilkins ...
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Johnson tip-in lifts Milwaukee past Western Michigan, 67-66
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Vance Johnson’s tip-in with a second left capped a Milwaukee comeback that saw the Panthers hold Western Michigan scoreless for more than two minutes at the end of the game and score the final six points to earn a 67-66 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Milwaukee (5-8) ...
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ATLANTA (AP) — Spelman College has received $30 million, its largest single gift from living donors, to be used for its new Center for Innovation & the Arts.
The donation, announced Thursday, was made by Spelman trustee Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, The Atlanta ...
Parents charged with not telling cops about dismemberment
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a man charged with dismembering a woman’s dead body in western Michigan are accused of not informing police about what happened.
James Chance and Barbara Chance of Holland appeared in a Grand Rapids court on Wednesday, charged with perjury and ...
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Man accused of killing teen gets 20-30 years for raping her
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of raping a teenager and killing her after he was released on bond has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the sexual assaults, though he still faces a murder ...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified the dismembered remains of a woman found by police in western Michigan.
Grand Rapids police said Saturday that DNA testing revealed the remains were that of Ashley Regina-Marie Young. The 31-year-old woman from Kalamazoo County’s ...
Community mourns pregnant woman, child who died in fire
WHITE PIGEON, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan community is mourning a pregnant woman and a 7-year-old boy who died in a fire that gutted a house where 11 people lived .
The Kalamazoo County medical examiner’s office ...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A man has been charged in the dismemberment of a woman in his apartment in western Michigan.
Police say they found body parts outside Jared Chance’s apartment and in the basement of the building in Grand Rapids Sunday, as well as blood inside his ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Before the season, Kalamazoo United quarterback Eric Wenzel laid out a list of goals for his senior football campaign.
An undefeated regular season, the program’s first district title and a state championship were toward the top, but nowhere on the list was any ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Cracker Barrel restaurant in southwestern Michigan will not reopen after a problem with salmonella.
The Kalamazoo County health department says it was told about the closing last week. The agency says private tests revealed significant contamination at the ...
South Carolina Upstate beats Western Michigan 71-66
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Deion Holmes scored 25 points and South Carolina Upstate snapped a five-game skid, beating Western Michigan 71-66 on Saturday.
Holmes was 10 of 16 from the field including four from long range for the Spartans (2-6). Malik Moore added 18 points with 10 rebounds, two ...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several state parks in southern Michigan will host volunteer stewardship work days in December.
Officials say volunteers are needed to cut invasive, non-native shrubs such as glossy buckthorn, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and others.
The Department of Natural ...
EPA puts Michigan Superfund site on immediate action list
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan Superfund site in Allegan and Kalamazoo counties is being put on a list for immediate action.
The Environmental Protection Agency says a focus will be made on entering into agreements with potentially responsible parties to complete cleanup ...
Crews wrap up removal of 90-year-old southwest Michigan dam
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Crews have wrapped up removal of a roughly 90-year-old dam in southwestern Michigan as part of an effort to help restore habitat for native fish.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ...
Late TD lifts Western Michigan over Northern Illinois 28-21
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Jamauri Bogan rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns and Western Michigan held off Northern Illinois 28-21 on Tuesday night.
Bogan’s second TD came from a yard out with 1:36 left in the fourth quarter and helped the Broncos (7-5, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) knock ...
Car hops curb, strikes police officer on Kalamazoo sidewalk
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a southwestern Michigan police officer has been struck by a car on a sidewalk.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says the officer was with a group of investigators talking to neighbors Monday afternoon when the vehicle struck and injured ...
Michigan woman accused in mom’s overdose death gets prison
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan woman who entered a plea deal after being charged in her 87-year-old mother’s overdose death has been sentenced to 5-15 years in prison.
Sixty-year-old Susan Kubicek of ...
Flowers leads W. Michigan past NAIA Aquinas College 99-52
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Michael Flowers scored 19 points and Western Michigan beat Aquinas College of the NAIA 99-52 on Saturday.
Flowers was 5 of 6 including three 3-pointers for the Broncos (3-1). Josh Davis added 15 points and five rebounds, William Boyer-Richard had 13 points and ...
Woman’s boyfriend charged in slaying of her 7-month-old son
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A 38-year-old western Michigan man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 7-month-old son.
Sonny Larson was arraigned this week on murder and first-degree child abuse charges.
The child’s mother called 911 after finding him unresponsive Wednesday in ...
Supreme Court: Dad blamed for son’s death to get 2nd trial
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in southwestern Michigan have failed to stop a second trial for a man whose murder conviction was overturned in the death of his 2-year-old son.
In a 4-3 decision, the Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal Friday, five weeks after hearing ...
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Seth Dugan scored a career-high 32 points along with a career-high 22 rebounds and Western Michigan beat Detroit Mercy 89-76 in Tuesday night’s season opener for both teams.
Nine of Dugan’s 22 boards came on the offensive end where he shot 12 of 18. Dugan became the ...
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Hill-Mais and Karmari Newman each knocked down three 3-pointers and Oakland opened the season with a 99-45 rout of Division III Kalamazoo in an exhibition game Tuesday night.
The Golden Grizzlies got out to a fast start, racing to a 54-17 lead after 20 ...
PARCHMENT, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit blames two companies for high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals that were found in drinking water of two southwestern Michigan communities over the summer.
Ohio uses 6 turnovers to beat Western Michigan 59-14
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Nathan Rourke threw three touchdown passes, rushed for two scores and Ohio used six turnovers to ease past Western Michigan 59-14 on Thursday night.
Ohio led 45-0 at halftime after Western Michigan turned it over five times. Rourke scored on a 6-yard sneak and he ...