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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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Colon approves village manager contract

Eight months to the day they declined to renew the contract of their village manager, Colon municipal leaders finally found the long-sought replacement. A contract for Patricia Rayl was approved by the Colon Village Council during Tuesday’s meeting. The $60,000 contract will secure Rayl’s services for at least one year. Council member Ruth Ann Kuhlmann said four applications were received …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

An Edwardsburg man was injured after the vehicle he was driving struck the rear of a car Wednesday morning in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 5:40 a.m. to an area on U.S. 12, east of South River Road in Porter Township. Investigators said a car driven by 56-year-old David Wolfe struck a deer. …

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Sheriff seeking explorer program participants

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk is seeking young men and women interested in serving in the department’s explorer program. Open to people 14 to 21 years of age, the explorer program is encouraged for people who have an interest in law enforcement as a potential career. Prospective participants must have completed eighth grade at least. More information is available …

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Community Health Agency gets new logo and website

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has announced it now features a new logo and website. Officials from the Coldwater-based agency said its previous logo and website were showing their age, warranting a need for something new and fresh. Health officer Rebecca Burns said she is happy to see that the upgrades are more eye-catching than the previous logo and …

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