On Air Now


Listen Live Now » 98.5 FM Battle Creek, Michigan


Current Conditions(Battle Creek,MI 49017)

More Weather »
55° Feels Like: 55°
Wind: WSW 12 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Sunny 63°


Clear 45°


Sunny 74°


Calhoun County inmate dies three weeks after suicide attempt


BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- A man who attempted to hang himself in the Calhoun County Jail back on May 25th has now died from the injuries.

64-year-old Richard Willavize was being held prior to sentencing for a domestic abuse complaint that escalated into unlawful imprisonment, assault and weapons charges when he became engaged in an armed stand-off with police last October, at his home on Gorsline Road.

He was facing up to 2 years for using a gun and 15-years on the other charges at sentencing later this month.

His suicide is under investigation, to determine if jail procedures could have prevented it or failed to stop it.