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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 »

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 »

Woman saved after choking

A Kalamazoo Public Safety officer has saved a choking woman after pulling her over for running a red light.  The department says Officer Jason Gates rescued the driver Saturday when he found her choking during a traffic stop. He saw she was having trouble breathing when he approached her vehicle.  The department says Gates asked the woman if she was ... Read More »

Herring case moves to Circuit Court

A Schoolcraft woman charged with embezzling from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce waived her preliminary examination this week. Deb Herring, who was relieved of her job as administrative assistant at the chamber earlier this year, declined a preliminary examination Tuesday. As a result, her case will move to Circuit Court and a trial date remains to be set. ... Read More »

Two break-ins reported

State police personnel are investigating a pair of breaking-and-entering incidents earlier this week that appear to be connected in Mottville and Constantine townships. According to a department media release, Wayne Tire and Wheel in Mottville Township, and Arnett’s Landscaping in Constantine Township, were burglarized between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. A golf cart and utility trailer were taken ... Read More »