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Cass County murder trial on hold

The murder trial for a man believed to have killed a southwest Michigan couple more than two and a half years ago has been put on hold.  A Cass County judge has agreed to a defense request that 28-year old Keith Lintz undergo an exam to determine if he’s mentally competent to stand trial. Defense Attorney Greg Feldman says Lintz ...

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Search for man successful

An exhaustive search for a Flowerfield Township man yielded a successful result earlier this week. The 73-year-old man had been outside for about 18 hours before he was discovered around 4 p.m. Tuesday. St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk said Robert L. Woods was found in a field in Cass County, less than two miles from his residence off Dutch ...

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Police investigating breaking-and-entering

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are looking into a pair of breaking-and-entering incidents in Colon Township. The matter was brought to the attention of the sheriff’s department Monday after the break-ins were discovered at locations on Brandt Road, near Farrand Road. Two seasonal cabins were entered and ransacked. Investigators said all breakable objects were destroyed, photographs were ...

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Drunk driver arrested

A drunken driver, whose blood-alcohol content was 0.36 percent, was arrested following a Friday night accident in Sturgis. Police and fire personnel were called at 6:40 p.m. to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Centerville Road and Wenzel Street. Details about the incident and how it occurred were not available in a department media release. The ...

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Man killed in truck mishap

Jackson County authorities say a man was killed while making a wood delivery with his dump truck.  The accident happened Tuesday afternoon in Parma Township, west of Jackson.  Undersheriff Chris Kuhl tells WILX-TV that that 36-year-old Jeff Teague of Parma Township was delivering wood to a home when his Ford truck had a mechanical problem.  Kuhl says the truck’s dump ...

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Memorial service set for Stark

The family of former Three Rivers Police Chief Earl Stark has scheduled a memorial celebration for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Riverside Church. Stark, who went on to serve as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time and Stark’s health was a factor in ...

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