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County investigating fee complaints following I-94 pileup

Kalamazoo County is investigating complaints of Interstate 94 pileup victims who say they had to pay excessive towing and lot fees following last week’s 193-vehicle wreck. The county’s corporate counsel Thom Canny says some motorists report they were charged several hundred dollars when they went to get their vehicles from a towing business. The county has a contract with the ... Read More »

No injures following Three Rivers house fire

No injuries were reported during a house fire earlier this week in the city of Three Rivers. The fire department responded to 424 Fourth Ave. at 9 p.m. Wednesday to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story structure. Crews had the fire under control in 20 minutes. Fifteen firefighters responded and were on the scene for approximately two-and-a-half hours. A ... Read More »

Second degree murder plea

A Kalamazoo man accused of killing his 2-year-old son faces sentencing next month after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.  40-year-old Brian Keith Roberts entered the plea Wednesday, the same day his trial was to begin in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.  Under a deal with prosecutors, felony murder and first-degree child abuse charges will be dismissed.  Kalamazoo officers found Nehemiah Dodd ... Read More »

Water Trail Master Plan opening for public comment

The St. Joseph County Water Trail Master Plan will be open for public comment starting Friday. The document will be available in hard copy at the county courthouse in Centreville and digitally on the county’s website. The public-comment session runs through Feb. 16. According to Suzanne Fromson, landscape architect with Edgewater Resources, the plan outlines a strategy to help the ... Read More »

Spill at Waste Water Treatment Plant

Three Rivers Waste Water Treatment Plant personnel caused a spill of untreated biosolids inside the facility around 4 p.m. Monday. According to department officials, an operator was transferring biosolids from one tank to another and neglected to close the necessary valves before disconnecting the transfer hose. Approximately 100 gallons were released onto the snow near the transfer location. Plant personnel ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »