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Mower stolen in Park Township

Sheriff’s department deputies were called earlier this week to a business in Park Township, where a lawn mower was reported stolen. The incident was reported Monday after the John Deere zero-turn mower with a 48-inch deck was stolen from a shipping crate earlier in the day. The theft occurred at Green Mark Equipment, at the corner of U.S. 131 and ...

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Aerial inspections of power lines continue

Officials with Indiana Michigan Power have announced the company will continue to perform helicopter aerial inspections and maintenance on its high-voltage transmission lines throughout the spring and summer. I&M’s contractor will conduct the work using helicopters that will hover over system infrastructure and make repairs as necessary. The work is essential in order to provide continued reliable electric service, according ...

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Medical condition causes crash

A 55-year-old Sturgis man appears to have suffered a medical condition while driving earlier this week, leading to a single-vehicle accident in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the man was driving south on Shimmel Road around 5 p.m. Monday, when he drove his vehicle over the center line and off the roadway near Storms Road. The ...

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Small earthquake reveals fault in southeast Kalamazoo County

A geological fault line has been revealed in southeast Kalamazoo County following a small earthquake in the area over the weekend. Kazuya Fujita, a geosciences professor at Michigan State University, wrote a paper 20 years ago suggesting the existence of the geological fault line. According to Fujita, it appears the fault that caused the 4.2-magintude temblor Saturday is part of ...

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At least 9 fired, 29 suspended after patient’s arm broken

An investigation has found that dozens of staff members at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital either abused a patient or witnessed the abuse that led up to the man’s arm being broken as staff struggled to restrain him. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports a summary report on an investigation into the June 2014 incident showed that of the 43 staff members cited, 23 ...

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It’s thumbs down for TR millage request

Calling the timing of Tuesday’s request “very, very poor,” Three Rivers Community Schools’ Board of Education President Mike Bosma said it came as no surprise to him that the district’s request Tuesday for approval of a 1.95 mill sinking-fund request was defeated. Tuesday’s vote came less than a week after the board agreed to not renew the contracts of three ...

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