Marshall Grieving Over Loss Of Ayla Lankerd
The daughter of Police Chief Joshua Lankerd and wife Amanda has died. The commemoration of the life of 10-year-old Ayla Lankerd is set for this afternoon. Ayla had just graduated from fifth grade at Hughes Elementary. She died as the result of complications from a brain aneurysm.
Sherman Lake YMCA Expanding Summer Learning Programs
The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center in Augusta is ready to provide enhanced learning opportunities for kids this summer. It’s happening in part due to the Y being named a recipient of grant funding from the Michigan Department of Education
Pfizer Is Now Developing A COVID-19 Pill
Pfizer scientists say it’s not enough to work at prevention through vaccination. It's also important to be able to tackle the virus once it gains a foothold in the human body. That’s where the new anti-virus pill comes into play.
Battle Creek Detectives Homing In On Parlier Disappearance
Detectives developed information that tied a Pennsylvania murder suspect to the disappearance and assumed death of Ashley Parlier. She was 21 when she vanished from the Battle Creek area in 2005.
Are Calhoun County Farmers Facing A Federal Land Grab?
Early this year, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order. It was described as a way to handle the climate crisis at home and abroad. As more people get a chance to read over the long and detailed document, they are focusing on a provision calling for placing 30% of US lands and waters into con…
State Offers Millions To Help Erase Criminal Convictions
The State of Michigan is doing more than just allow people to get some criminal records cleared from their public records. It’s now making $4 million available to help them through any legal barriers to get it accomplished.
Road Rage Incident In Battle Creek Leads To Arrests
A road rage incident in Battle Creek is leaving two area men in jail. If you were driving around Battle Creek yesterday, you might have been near what turned into a long-drawn-out rolling incident.
Domestic Violence Cases Rising Rapidly Across Michigan
A year ago to the day, the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic Violence was warning of dire consequences resulting from the early release of violent offenders from jails due to COVID-19 virus concerns.
Battle Creek And Kalamazoo Pinpointed As Virus Hotspots
Battle Creek and Kalamazoo are among more than a handful of Michigan metropolitan areas that are the nation’s top hotpots for the COVID-19 virus. That's the assessment from the New York Times.
New Portage Pfizer Plant Will Employ 450
Pfizer says the company may generate as much as 20 million in new local revenue and upwards of 50 million for the region due to the expansion over the next few years. The new plan initially will be assigned to the manufacture of the pain killer Dynastat. It is used primarily as a post-operative medi…