Latest Kalamazoo News

Michigan adds Jay Smith to Juwan Howard's basketball staff

Jul. 15, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired Jay Smith to be on Juwan Howard's basketball staff as director of player personnel and development. The move was announced Monday. Howard also says he is retaining director of basketball operations Chris Hunter and hiring video analyst David Metzendorf. Smith was...

Police: Mom who drove girls into river tried poison first

Jul. 11, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan woman killed herself and twin daughters by driving into a river after trying to poison the children. Kalamazoo police released reports saying 44-year-old Ineza McClinton tried to make 9-year-old twins, Angel and Faith, drink juice with added antifreeze in...

Michigan man convicted in 2 killings gets 2nd life sentence

Jun. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man already serving life in prison for a woman's killing has now been given a second life sentence without the chance of parole for the slaying of his ex-wife's husband. WOOD-TV reports that Zachary Patten received the additional punishment Friday. He was convicted of...

Mom who died in Michigan river with 2 girls was 'tired, sad'

Jun. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman who drove her car into a river, killing herself and twin daughters, had been talking about being "sad and lonely," a family member said. The bodies of Ineza McClinton, 44, and 9-year-old twins Angel and Faith McClinton were recovered Monday and Tuesday from the...

Police: Mom intentionally drives into Michigan river; 3 dead

Jun. 18, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Searchers pulled the bodies of a woman and her 9-year-old twin daughters from the water after she intentionally drove a car carrying them into a southwestern Michigan river, authorities said Tuesday. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas said two other girls...

5 former Michigan Catholic priests charged with sex crimes

May. 24, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan prosecutors announced Friday that five former Catholic priests are facing sexual abuse charges as part of the state attorney general's ongoing investigation into clergy abuse going back decades. Attorney General Dana Nessel said the priests served in dioceses in Detroit, Lansing and...

The Latest: 5 priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan

May. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says prosecutors have brought sexual abuse charges against five Catholic priests as part of her office's...