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Grant has been awarded

  A state transportation grant has been awarded to the city of Sturgis to support expansion of a local factory, which will result in 40 jobs and a significant investment in the local economy. State Rep. Matt Lori said VCI Inc. recently moved into a vacant building on West Dresser Drive in Sturgis and will invest $1.6 million in new ... Read More »

Boys arrested in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo police say a 14-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with a home invasion.   The boys were taken into custody Monday morning after police developed a lead.  Police say they found two stolen cell phones and a tablet in the boys’ possession. They also recovered a stolen laptop and purse along what they believe ... Read More »

Jury trial postponed

  St. Joseph County Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman last week accepted a defense motion that postpones the jury trial for Raymond McCann II, a Three Rivers man charged with five counts of perjury linked to the homicide of Jodi Parrack. McCann’s attorney, James Mequio, told Stutesman Friday the defense needs more time to obtain and evaluate evidence connected to testimony ... Read More »

Two-vehicle collision

    Two people sought medical treatment following a two-vehicle collision over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said Keith Vail III, 30, of Niles, was driving west on Calvin Hill Street when he failed to stop at the intersection of Calvin Center Road at 11 a.m. Saturday in Calvin Township. Vail’s vehicle struck a northbound car ... Read More »

United Way Donut Drive

  The St. Joseph County United Way is continuing its annual Donut Drive this week. The event is the agency’s way of thanking St. Joseph County for its continued support in reaching its annual goal. Volunteers will be passing out free donuts 7:30 to 9 a.m. daily. After distributing donuts in Sturgis, Three Rivers and Centreville last week, volunteers will ... Read More »

Man injured after crash

  A 72-year-old Kalamazoo man was injured Friday in a head-on crash on M-60 near Roberts Road in Fabius Township. Michigan State Police said a vehicle driven by Ronald Heath crossed the center line on M-60 and collided head-on with a semi-truck driven by 40-year-old Richard Trethwey. M-60 was closed for several hours after the 9 am crash. Heath was ... Read More »