Battle Creek police

A rally supporting law enforcement is scheduled for May 16 in Battle Creek. “Almost every time you hear and read about police officers, it’s taken from a negative perspective,” said rally organizer Bobby Holley. “I think there needs to be some positive promotion out there to thank our law enforcement officers that put their lives on the line everyday to protect and serve us all, for they are our hometown heroes.” (Battle Creek)

Battle Creek Police officer Zack Burgess says one of the worst things about online bullying is that it’s hard to escape.

"It used to be where, you know you go to school, you stick it out for six hours and you get bullied at school, you go home and you’re done. You don’t have to worry – it’s your safe zone," he says.

"Now you come home, you don’t have a safe zone because it’s constantly there."

City will receive $83,000 in first round of grant

Jim Blocker had been interim chief since Jackie Hampton retired

Fellow commissioners question whether Jeff Domenico's e-mails violated ethics and the city charter