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Man accused of shooting, burying brother

A 25-year-old man has been arraigned on a murder charge, accused of killing and then burying his brother in southwestern Michigan. The Allegan County sheriff’s department says that Malcolm P. Dotson appeared Monday in Allegan District Court. He’s charged with an open count of murder and possessing a firearm during a felony. Dotson’s jailed without bond pending an April 28 ...

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Woman arrested following search warrant

A citizen’s tip led to the arrest Monday of a woman charged with drug-related offenses. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in Lockport Township. SCAN officers received information about a house in the 60000 block of Constantine Road that was alleged to have methamphetamine activity. After gathering probable cause, a search warrant was ...

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Minor damage in two weekend fires

Two residents at Riverside Townhouses, at 1200 Hov Aire Drive, were left homeless after a fire early Saturday night. The fire was reported in apartment 101 about 6:45 p.m. Investigators said the fire originated in the kitchen and is believed to have started because of careless cooking. No other residents were affected. Meanwhile, Centreville firefighters were called shortly after 10 ...

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No recommendation on Colon Schools budget

Faced with trimming $500,000 from a $6 million budget, members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education expressed their frustrations during a special work session Monday. The target of their dismay was a state legislature that they said continues to force school districts to do more with less. Board member Eric Bower said he is frustrated at the state ...

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Dog park coming to Meyer Broadway

County commissioners last week approved a 4 1/2-acre canine area at Meyer Broadway Park in Fabius Township. The initial proposal was presented April 1 at a Parks and Recreation Boardmeeting by recreation director Jaymes MacDonald. Commissioner Rick Shaffer said the plan for the park is to get it up and running soon, since the county is behind the move. The ...

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Two injured in car crash

A two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township resulted in two people seeking medical treatment at the hospital. State police said Three Rivers resident Thomas Sayer, 78, was heading east on M-60 when he failed to stop at the U.S. 131 intersection. His vehicle struck a southbound SUV driven by Mary Carr, 77, of White Pigeon. Carr and Sayer, who ...

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