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Centreville hires Chief of Police

Members of the Centreville Village Council have approved the hiring of Sgt. David Richmond as the chief of police. During a special meeting Monday, council members made the approval two weeks after they increased Richmond’s pay to what is considered is in line with the duties he was performing. Richmond was appointed interim chief at an October meeting. The 30-year-old ... Read More »

Stable fire ruled accidental

The massive fire that killed 18 horses at Smithfield Stables in Edwardsburg last week is being ruled accidental. Fire investigators from the Michigan State Police believe the blaze was sparked by someone burning leaves behind the barn last Tuesday, but note there is no direct evidence to prove that theory. In addition to the 18 show horses, a donkey and a dog ... Read More »

Sturgis declares snow-removal emergency

The city of Sturgis has declared a citywide snow-removal emergency due to snow accumulations of greater than four inches. The snow emergency went into effect at 10 p.m. Monday. By ordinance, during a declared snow removal emergency parking is prohibited on all city streets. Furthermore, the owner of any vehicle parked in violation is subject to being issued a citation ... Read More »

Woman airlifted after crash

An 18-year-old Constantine woman was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after a two-vehicle crash last weekend in Three Rivers. St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies said a vehicle driven by Alexandra Harrison pulled in front of a semi driven by a 42-year-old man from Detroit at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of U. S. 131 and West Michigan ... Read More »

School closings – Tuesday

Burr Oak Centreville Colon Constantine Glen Oaks Community College Hansel & Gretal Preschool Howardsville Christian Immaculate Conception Kalamazoo Valley Community College Lake Area Christian Mendon Nottawa Pathfinder Educational Center Three Rivers Trinity Episcopal Trinity Lutheran Sturgis Lewis Cass ISD Marcellus Southwestern Michigan College Schoolcraft Vicksburg Western Michigan University Read More »

McCann trial delayed

A prospective trial date for Raymond McCann has been delayed at the request of his attorney, who also made a request for a change of venue. McCann, 47, is a former Constantine police reserve officer charged with lying in testimony related to the unsolved 2007 homicide of Jodi Parrack. Attorney James Mequio on Friday made the request before St. Joseph ... Read More »