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Posted on: November 15, 2021

City submits Phase 1 airport PFAS testing report to state

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The first phase of PFAS testing at the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field shows higher levels than the state cleanup standard in a variety of samples. 

The PFAS investigation at the city’s airport is happening alongside, and independe...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

City Commission approves first three ARPA projects Oct. 19

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The City Commission approved three recommended projects for the city’s American Rescue Plan Act funds at their regular meeting Tuesday.

The city will receive a total of $30.5 million to help the community with COVID-19 pandemic impacts. There are specific ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

City to host ARPA town hall talks Oct-Dec

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Over the next two months, the City of Battle Creek will hold a series of town hall talks about our $30.5 million American Rescue Plan Act funding.

The weekly conversations will take place at locations around the city. City leaders will share the same infor...

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Posted on: November 25, 2021

Police investigate two overnight shootings

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Battle Creek Police are investigating two shootings that happened this morning, resulting in one death.

Police do not believe the shootings are connected to each other, or to other recent shootings.

 

  • At about 12:05 a.m. police responded to an incid...
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Posted on: November 22, 2021

November shootings linked to gang violence

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On Sunday, November 14, officers responded to a shots fired call at 5:09 p.m. in the 500 block of West Jackson Street.  

 

They found an 18-year-old with a single gunshot wound to his head. He was alive but unresponsive and was taken to Br...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Police offer tips to prevent catalytic converter theft

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Battle Creek Police have noticed a recent increase in the theft of catalytic converters from cars across the community, and want to share helpful tips and things to look for.

For their part, police are doing extra patrols in targeted areas, including near ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2021

Police investigate shooting of 18-year-old

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Battle Creek Police continue to investigate a shooting that put an 18-year-old young man in the hospital.

Officers responded at 5:09 p.m. today to a shots fired call in the 500 block of West Jackson Street.

They found the 18-year-old with a single gunshot w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Wentworth Ave construction project starts July 12

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A reconstruction project on Wentworth Avenue will close the street to through traffic from Circle Drive to Foster Avenue.

Work begins Monday, July 12, and will continue through November. That includes water main and sanitary sewer replacements, road resurf...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

2021 City Road Construction Projects

Road work ahead

March 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

For more information contact: Engineering Division, 269-966-3343 

2021 City Road Construction Projects 

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The city’s engineering team is announcing the 20...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Local agencies launch local transit pilot

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Over the next year, riders can travel anywhere in Calhoun County.

For the next year, neighbors can take public transportation across Calhoun County, with as little as 30 minutes notice, as part of a collaborative new pilot program.

Battle Creek Transit will launch the program on Monday, March 8, under the BCGo name.

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