3:00 PM Jan 2, 2012
Police said a 45-year-old man has died following an altercation at a motorcycle club in Battle Creek.
1:00 PM Dec 9, 2011
Battle Creek police said a 22-year-old woman tossed hot cappuccino in the face of a gas station clerk during a dispute about the price of the drink.
10:19 AM Nov 21, 2011
Fruitport varsity volleyball coach Nicole Bayle has been thinking about repeating as Class B state champions for quite some time.
10:40 AM Nov 21, 2011
Fruitport swept Tecumseh on Saturday to repeat as Class B state volleyball champion.
12:35 AM Nov 19, 2011
The last time Fruitport played volleyball at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, the Trojans scored an unforgettable comeback victory over North Branch to claim the Class B state title. On Friday, Fruitport was nearly the victim of another memorable comeback.
11:54 PM Nov 18, 2011
The Fruitport Trojans have advanced to the state Class B girls volleyball championship match with their victory over East Grand Rapids this evening.
10:57 AM Nov 9, 2011
Police said a 69-year-old woman has died after being attacked with a baseball bat by her son-in-law at a house in Battle Creek.
10:43 AM Sep 30, 2011
A 25-year-old Battle Creek man has been charged with murder in this summer's death of a 3-year-old girl who was in his care. The Battle Creek Enquirer reported police were looking for Leo Ackley. He's charged with open murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of Baylee Stenman. Baylee died Aug. 1 at a hospital in Kalamazoo after being found unresponsive July 28. Charges were announced this week by Calhoun County prosecutors after autopsy results showed the child died from head trauma.
11:39 AM Aug 5, 2011
Police said a 45-year-old southern Michigan man kidnapped and raped a Montana woman after promising to give her a bus ticket home. Kelvin Hawkins was arraigned Thursday on charges including kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The Battle Creek man was ordered held on $500,000 bond and faces life in prison if convicted. Hawkins has requested a court-appointed attorney. Police said he met the 48-year-old woman Tuesday in the Detroit area and promised to drive her to Battle Creek, where he would give her a bus ticket to Billings, Mont.
10:36 AM Jul 13, 2011
Authorities said a breaking-and-entering suspect punched a Battle Creek police officer in the face early today and tried to grab the officer's gun before the officer shot him in the arm. Police reportedly responded to the break-in about 1 a.m., and the officer tried to arrest the man. Police said the man hit the officer, forced him to the ground and tried to take his gun. The officer was treated for injuries to his face and released. The suspect was hospitalized for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound.