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Kalamazoo County – Woman shot to death in home; 75-year-old man arrested

A 75-year-old man has been arrested after a 74-year-old woman was shot to death in their southwestern Michigan home. Kalamazoo County sheriff’s officials say the woman was found wounded early Monday morning in Texas Township, south of Grand Rapids. She later was pronounced dead. Officials say the man police arrested was the only other person at the home at the ...

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Colon Schools names interim superintendent

A lifelong educator vastly familiar with Colon Community Schools will finish the academic year as its superintendent. Following a 25-minute special board meeting Friday, members of Colon Community Schools’ Board of Education agreed to offer Jay Newman a contract to serve as the district’s chief through June 30. The decision was made in light of first-year superintendent Vic Bugni announcing ...

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Dust-Off attracts 900 classic cars

Sunday’s 52nd Mendon Dust-Off benefitted from ideal weather and strong interest from the owners of old and classic cars. Event organizers estimated about 900 cars were a part of the event, which attracted hundreds of spectators to Mendon High School. Sponsored by the Three Rivers Classic Antique Restorers Club, the show is widely acknowledged as the first major car show ...

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Police search for armed robbery suspect

An employee at South Main Shell in Three Rivers was assaulted during an armed robbery early Friday. Police said a man hit the clerk with a handgun during the robbery, which occurred around 2 a.m. An undetermined amount of merchandise was stolen. Police have recovered a mask and gun used in the robbery. Those items were found by a police ...

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Minor injuries in Cass County crash

The Cass County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday on Calvin Center Road. Richard Farkas, 55, of Edwardsburg, told deputies he tried to avoid hitting an animal. That caused him to drive off the road, cross back over the center line before overturning in a ditch on the west side of the ...

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Earthquake near Galesburg, Michigan

Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state as well as across the Upper Midwest. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Paul Caruso said the 4.2-magnitude temblor was recorded at 12:23pm Saturday and its epicenter was about 9 miles southeast of Kalamazoo near Galesburg. There were no reports of damage or injuries despite being felt far ...

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See a baby animal in the wild? Leave it alone, experts say

Michigan wildlife regulators are reminding people to keep their distance when observing newborn animals this spring. It’s common to see baby foxes, rabbits, deer and other wildlife this time of year. But the Department of Natural Resources says people sometimes take the critters home in the mistaken belief that they’ve been abandoned. Wildlife technician Katie Keen says newborns have a ...

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Protest at Three Rivers High School

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has voted to not offer a contract next school year to a trio of administrators: middle school principal Brad Coon, middle school dean of educational services Kevin Hamilton and athletic director Pete Anderson. The decision was made during a special board meeting Wednesday and sparked an immediate backlash Thursday, as more than ...

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US 131 construction scheduled

The Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to advise motorists of a significant project it is starting next week. A six-mile stretch of U.S. 131 from Broadway Road south to the Constantine bypass will be repaved, with work set to begin Monday. The $1.9 million project is expected to finish by May 22, according to MDOT’s Nick Schirripa. As a result ...

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Search warrant leads to arrest

One person was arrested on drug-related charges this week following an investigation by members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Agency officials said the unit on Wednesday served a search warrant in the 15000 block of Millard Road in Fabius Township. Investigators had received information about an individual with outstanding warrants who was alleged to also be manufacturing ...

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