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Kalamazoo Shooting Spree’s First Victim Identified, Family Speaks Out

The first victim of Saturday night's shooting spree has been identified. 25-year-old Tiana Carruthers is the woman who was shot several times outside of the Meadows Townhomes.

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Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss Writes Letter to Kalamazoo

In a letter to Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, Bliss wrote: 'We are terribly saddened by the events of this past weekend. We also express our sincere sympathy and offer prayers and peace during your period of grief and mourning.'

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Weird Al to Bring His ‘Mandatory Fun’ Tour to Grand Rapids August 26

Weird Al Yankovic is bringing The Mandatory Fun World Tour to Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, August 26. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 26 at 10 a.m.

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Vigils Planned to Honor Kalamazoo Shooting Victims Tuesday Night

West Michigan is continuing to come together to remember the victims of the Kalamazoo shootings Saturday night. Two vigil events are planned for Tuesday night to honor the victims and their families and to pray for an end to violence.

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Ottawa County Released Top Dog Names of 2015

Move over Spot and Rover! There's a new top dog name in Ottawa County.

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Gilda’s Glub Grand Rapids Offers Advice on How to Cope with Kalamazoo Tragedy [Video]

It's really hard to know where to even begin to start healing after such an event as the shootings in Kalamazoo. An entire community is grieving, and I cannot even imagine what it would be like to lose loved ones so suddenly, and to such senseless acts of violence.

The community has come together at vigil events, which is wonderful thing. Gilda's Club Grand Rapids, which offers free grief support for those dealing with the loss of a loved one, talked with Fox 17 about more ways to process the pain and cope with what happened.

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14-Year-Old Kalamazoo Shooting Victim is Still Fighting ‘For Her Life’

The parents of the youngest victim of Saturday's Kalamazoo shooting spree spoke to reporters Monday. The young victim has been identified as Abigail Kopf...

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Frankie The Weather Guy Warns Of Impending Snow For Michigan [Video]

Frankie MacDonald of Nova Scotia has been forecasting the weather on You Tube years, and he gets particularly worked up when a storm like Wednesday's is lining up.

I love Frankie. He's the best weather guy in the world!

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Dalton Family Issues Statement on Kalamazoo Shootings

Today, the family of Kalamazoo shooting suspect Jason Brian Dalton issued a statement on Saturday's shootings.

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Courtesy of the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office
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Uber Says They Couldn’t Prevent Kalamazoo Shootings

Uber talked about the Kalamazoo shootings today, expressing their concern for the families of victims and saying that there was nothing they could have done to prevent it.

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Kalamazoo Shooting Victims Honored at K-Wings Game in Toledo [Video]

Following the shooting spree that claimed six lives in Kalamazoo, communities across the country are uniting support the city.

Players and attendees at the K-Wings game in Toledo on Sunday night held a moment of silence to honor the victims and their families, WWMT reports.

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Jason Dalton Arraigned on Multiple Counts of Murder for His Alleged Role in Kalamazoo Shootings

Jason Brian Dalton has been charged with six counts of open murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, and eight counts of felony firearms.

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