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Man charged with open murder

A 21-year-old Kalamazoo man has been charged in the shooting death of an Oshtemo Township woman. The Kalamazoo County prosecutor says Korbin Thomas is charged with open murder and felony firearm. He’s accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Jazmyne Gibson in her town house on Sunday night. Undersheriff Paul Matyas says the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a ...

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Search warrant and arrests in Constantine

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit conducted a controlled narcotics transaction Monday in Constantine, leading to the execution of a search warrant and the arrest of two people. According to the county sheriff’s department, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 200 block of Meadow Lane. Investigators located multiple prescription drugs consistent with the ...

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Ceremonial swearing-in took place Monday

A pair of state legislators whose jurisdictions include St. Joseph County were sworn in during a ceremonial event Monday at the Centreville courthouse. State Rep. Aaron Miller and State Sen John Proos took part in the fanfare before a group of about 100 people in the third-floor commissioners’ room. The oath was administered by county clerk Pattie Bender. Miller, a ...

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Sheriff’s Department investigating theft from vehicles

Five unlocked vehicles were ransacked and had items stolen from them during incidents that occurred last week in Leonidas and Colon Townships. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incidents occurred between late Thursday night and in the early morning hours Friday on Blossom Road. The first incident took place outside a residence in the 54000 block of Blossom ...

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Insurance sign-up assistance available

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, through its program called “Ins and Outs,” is scheduling appointments to assist area residents with signing up through the Healthcare Marketplace or for Medicaid. Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace will end Feb. 15. According to Steve Todd, health officer for the tri-county health department, the agency has available eight certified, in-person assisters who ...

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Driver behavior, speed to blame for freeway pileup

A state Transportation spokesman says speed and “driver behavior” are to blame for a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days.  Nick Schirripa tells the Kalamazoo Gazette for a story Tuesday that “people were driving too fast and following too closely on an icy freeway during a white-out” Friday near Galesburg ...

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