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Three arrested in shooting death

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said three people were arrested in a case related to the shooting death of a man in Flowerfield Township last week. According to a media release, McDonough said two men and a woman were arrested following the 3 a.m. shooting incident Thursday on South Street. Officials have not released the name of the victim, …

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Slush causes slide-offs

A slush-covered roadway is being blamed for two vehicles involved in separate accidents Friday afternoon in Cass County’s Newberg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incidents occurred moments apart at 2:20 p.m. on Hoffman Road, east of Sodaman Road. The first vehicle, a pickup driven by 18-year-old Vandalia resident Kaylee Thieme, was heading west on Hoffman when it slid off …

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Items stolen from vehicle

Hand tools and audio equipment were among the items taken during a larceny-from-a-vehicle incident last week in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies responded to an area near North River Road and U.S. 131, where the incident occurred between 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. The theft occurred from a Ford SUV, silver in color, which was parked along North River …

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Two local volleyball teams are state champions

Two area high school volleyball teams are state champions. Bronson High School won its fourth consecutive Division 3 crown after sweeping Unionville-Sebewaing Saturday at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Meanwhile, the Division 4 title was claimed by Mendon High School. It also needed just three sets to defeat top-ranked Leland High School. It marks the Hornets’ first volleyball state-championship team …

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Police investigate shooting death in Flowerfield Township

State police are investigating a shooting incident that left one person dead Thursday in Flowerfield Township. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred shortly before 3 a.m. at a trailer on South Street off of Flowerfield Road in the northeast corner of the township. Investigators said the victim, a 42-year-old man, was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said …

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Arrest made in July assault

A Coldwater man was arrested this week for his part in a July incident involving an attempted abduction/felonious assault. State police said Jason Rodgers, 27, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the July 27 incident in Branch County’s Kinderhook Township. Authorities said a 54-year-old female exited her vehicle to remove debris from the end of her driveway early in the …

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Volleyball teams head to state finals

Two area high school volleyball teams have made it to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s final four in Battle Creek. Bronson High School earned the right to play in its fourth consecutive state final in Division 3, as the Vikings on Thursday defeated Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in five sets. Bronson has won the Division 3 state championship …

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Lil Bit

I am “Lil’ Bit”.  I am about a year old, but I look like 5 months old.  I am a grey tiger, and OH, do I like to play with toys and feathers!  I am a female, American Shorthair feline.  I get along with other cats.  Come and see me and play  with me.  I would make your home a …

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Man dies in single vehicle crash

Authorities said a Vicksburg man died Tuesday following a single-vehicle crash in Leonidas Township. State troopers responded at 11:55 a.m. to an area on Fulton Road near Longnecker Road. Upon further investigation, it was found that Bryan Smith, 30, was driving a Ford F-250 in an unknown direction on Fulton Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. …

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DDA director resigns

The executive director of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority has announced he will be stepping down from the position next month. Dave Vago said he plans to concentrate on his health and other personal affairs, prompting his need to resign effective Dec. 10. Vago has also served as head of the city’s Michigan Main Street program.

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