2016 was an eventful year, full of twists, turns, tragedy, and losses. Scroll through to see what the biggest stories were locally, in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo!

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    November 8 Election

    The Presidential Election wasn't the only election with a surprising result! Several elections in Calhoun County were lost by the incumbents, while other races were a bit less close.

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    Firekeeper's Buys Old Firehouse

    This project is still a work in progress, but once it's finished, "The Hub" as it's called will be a splendid resource for the community.

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    Kalamazoo Bicycle Crash

    This tragedy stung especially hard, coming such a short time after the shooting spree in February. It drew reactions and condolences from across the country, including Lance Armstrong. 

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    Shooting Of Officer Collin Rose

    This tragedy happened in Detroit, but affected us here in Southwest Michigan.  Rose was a native of Richland, and the community has come together to honor his memory. As of the 22nd of December, his killer has not been found.

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    Kalamazoo Uber Shootings

    The shooting that occurred in February is one of the worst tragedies to strike Southwest Michigan in decades. For complete coverage, click here. 

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