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Posted on: January 21, 2023

No injuries in West Jackson fire

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Incident number: 2022-00455Type of emergency: Residential structure fireIncident date: 1/21/2023Incident time: 5:18 p.m.Address/location: 371 W. Jackson St. 

Occupied? YesOwner: Elicia Wallace 

Probable cause, if known: Under inve...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

City seeks input on fire, EMS community services

LifeCare ambulances parked by their building and Fire battalion chief posing by a fire vehicle

City leaders want to hear about neighbors’ experiences with the Battle Creek Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance in a new survey.

The survey will inform the city’s EMS/Fire/Police study, and is available directly here: https://www.su...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

UPDATE: Suspect named, arraigned on open murder charge in Dec. 27 residential fire and homicide

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The suspect in a residential fire and homicide that happened Dec. 27, 2022, on Laurel Drive, has been identified as 34-year-old Cody Alan Hurt.

Hurt appeared in Calhoun County District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, and is ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Annual State of the Community set for Jan. 27

State of the community 2022-2023, 9 a.m. Jan. 27 on YouTube

Join local government leaders from across Calhoun County for a State of the Community address at 9 a.m. next Friday, Jan. 27. 

Leaders will gather virtually, via Zoom, and neighbors can watch the event live on the City of Battle Creek YouTube chan...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

City seeks input on fire, EMS community services

LifeCare ambulances parked by their building and Fire battalion chief posing by a fire vehicle

City leaders want to hear about neighbors’ experiences with the Battle Creek Fire Department and LifeCare Ambulance in a new survey.

The survey will inform the city’s EMS/Fire/Police study, and is available directly here: https://www.su...

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Direct link to the survey General News
Posted on: January 6, 2023

An Update to Public Meeting Livestreaming Coverage

"An Update to City of Battle Creek Public Meeting Livestreaming Coverage" over top of City Hal

Happy New Year, neighbors!

The City of Battle Creek Communications team would like to share an update about some changes to our coverage of the city’s public meetings.

As of Jan. 1, 2023, we have transitioned to ONLY livestream City Commission meetings (bot...

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General News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Burmese: Transit makes services changes due to staff shortage

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Transit
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Battle Creek Transit ajustará sus servicios debido a la escasez de personal

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Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con: Battle Creek Transit, 269-966-3474

Battle Creek Transit hará ajustes en los servicios de todos los medios de transporte a partir del lunes 19 de diciembre, d...

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Transit
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Transit services changes start Dec. 19 to address staff shortages

Columbia/Territorial bus leaving the downtown Battle Creek transfer center

Battle Creek Transit will make service adjustments to all modes of transportation starting Monday, Dec. 19, due to ongoing staffing shortages. 

BCT fixed bus routes will operate Monday-Friday, from 5:15 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Sa...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

BCPD Chief Blocker to retire; DC Bagley to step into interim spot

Portrait of Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker

As 2023 begins, Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker will retire, and current Deputy Chief Shannon Bagley will step up as interim chief. 

Blocker has served as chief for about 8.5 years, since July of 2014; he served as interim chief from Februar...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Two suspects arrested in Downtown Battle Creek break-ins early Thursday morning

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Battle Creek Police arrested two suspects while responding to break-ins in Downtown Battle Creek in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 12.

Police were completing targeted patrols of the Downtown Battle Creek area, fol...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

UPDATE: Suspect named, arraigned on open murder charge in Dec. 27 residential fire and homicide

The official badge logo of the Battle Creek Police Department.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The suspect in a residential fire and homicide that happened Dec. 27, 2022, on Laurel Drive, has been identified as 34-year-old Cody Alan Hurt.

Hurt appeared in Calhoun County District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, and is ...

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Police Department
Posted on: December 1, 2022

BCPD Chief Blocker to retire; DC Bagley to step into interim spot

Portrait of Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker

As 2023 begins, Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker will retire, and current Deputy Chief Shannon Bagley will step up as interim chief. 

Blocker has served as chief for about 8.5 years, since July of 2014; he served as interim chief from Februar...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Burmese: Transit makes services changes due to staff shortage

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Transit
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Battle Creek Transit ajustará sus servicios debido a la escasez de personal

Front side of a blue city bus with Español text overlay

Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con: Battle Creek Transit, 269-966-3474

Battle Creek Transit hará ajustes en los servicios de todos los medios de transporte a partir del lunes 19 de diciembre, d...

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Transit
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Transit services changes start Dec. 19 to address staff shortages

Columbia/Territorial bus leaving the downtown Battle Creek transfer center

Battle Creek Transit will make service adjustments to all modes of transportation starting Monday, Dec. 19, due to ongoing staffing shortages. 

BCT fixed bus routes will operate Monday-Friday, from 5:15 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Sa...

Learn More

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