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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Updated Saturday noon

The National Weather Service says the Kalamazoo River crested at 11.5 feet Saturday in Kalamazoo and is expected to drop below ten feet on Monday. But Kalamazoo city officials say flood conditions are likely to continue  into the coming week. They say no additional problems have been reported and that streets will be reopened when conditions permit. Kalamazoo's wastewater treatment plant continues to operate normally even though volume has increased to 78-million gallons a day compared to its normal 26-million gallons.

Updated Friday 3:49 p.m. 

Some areas in Kalamazoo could face floods this weekend that will be worse than those it experienced in 2008. City and county officials discussed plans to deal with the problem Thursday afternoon.

The City of Kalamazoo created this map of road closures and high-risk areas. For a detour map and other flooding information, visit the city's alert page.

We recommend refreshing the page once to make sure you are receiving the most updated information. Some roads are flooded but have not yet been closed.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Students at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo are joining their peers at other schools around the country in calling for stricter laws on guns. Hundreds of students rallied in front of the school over lunch on Wednesday, then walked to Kilgore Road where some briefly stood in the roadway before heading back inside.

Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

Should Kalamazoo County levy a tax to help fund services for seniors? Voters will have a chance to decide in August. The County Commission voted 6 to 5 along party lines on Tuesday to put the question on the ballot during the primary.

The proposed rate is 0.35 mills, expiring after six years. A homeowner with a taxable property value of $100,000 would pay about $35 annually.

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Organizers of a planned memorial to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting in Kalamazoo are ramping up their fundraising efforts.

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