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Armed robbery at WMU

An alert was issued to students at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Thursday after a student was robbed at gunpoint in one of the dorms. Campus Police say two men stole several items from the victim at Smith Burnham Hall and then escaped through a stairwell. There are security cameras in the residence hall. The robbers are described as black males, 19-20 ...

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Mi Drive app is available

The Michigan Department of Transportation says there have been more than 40,000 downloads of the free Mi Drive traffic information app since it was introduced in November 2014. State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle says Mi Drive uses Intelligent Transportation Systems technology, speed sensors, cameras and cell phone data to provide motorists with up-to-date construction information, traffic incidents, traffic cams, and weather-related ...

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Conviction stands for man who found cop’s gun in restroom

The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a northern Michigan man who kept a state trooper’s gun that was found in a grocery store restroom. Authorities say Tim Flanagan of Kalkaska County knew the gun probably belonged to an officer when he found it at a Glen’s store in 2013. Police investigating an unrelated matter many weeks later ...

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Road Commission plans 3-mill request

The St. Joseph County Road Commission hopes to proceed with plans to seek a 3-mill request for road improvements in every municipal entity in the county. Details of the plan and the Centreville-based agency’s financial state were presented Thursday to St. Joseph County’s township supervisors at their quarterly meeting in White Pigeon. David Yunker, a member of the road commission ...

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Sturgis Hospital names associate of the quarter

Violet Sears has been named associate of the quarter at Sturgis Hospital. Sears has been an employee of Sturgis Hospital for more than 11 years and works as an LPN in the specialty clinics and pain management center. Associate of the quarter is given to an employee who provides superior customer service and exemplifies a dedication to serve others in ...

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Lawton – Double murder arrest

A third person has been charged in the murders of a southwest Michigan couple nearly 13 years ago. 44-year-old Timothy Andrews was arraigned Wednesday in Van Buren County District Court in Paw Paw on two counts of open murder. 66-year old Carlin Noble and his 57-year old wife Roberta were found dead in their burned-out home in Lawton in August 2002. Andrews’ then-girlfriend ...

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