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Theft from Park Township shed

State police are investigating the theft of various items after a shed was broken into Tuesday in Park Township. Troopers were called around 4 p.m. to the 54000 block of Wilbur Road, where the owner of a shed located next to his residence reported the theft of welding equipment. An acetylene tank, oxygen tank, extra-long hose, welder and cutter attachments …

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Former Detroit Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey dies at 88

Former longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Paul Carey has died. He was 88. Nancy Carey says her husband died Tuesday at their home in the Detroit suburb of Rochester and had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease. She says he was “the love of my life and anybody that knew him was better off for knowing him.” In a statement, …

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Bear that roamed into Indiana captured, killed in Michigan

Authorities say a black bear that roamed into Indiana from southwestern Michigan last summer has been captured and euthanized after becoming aggressive and trying to get into homes. Mark Sargent, a field operations manager with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, says in a statement the male bear was considered a potential threat to public safety. He says it was …

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High School golf results

Better weather, better play. The wildcat golf team improved 16 shots from their Monday team score, of course the play of all teams overall was better. The Cats finished 8th overall in the jamboree at Heritage Glen Golf Club hosted by Paw Paw, here are the full results: Otsego 168 Plainwell 178 Sturgis 185* Edwardsburg 185* Dowagiac 189 Vicksburg 190 …

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Three arrested in Sturgis on drug charges

Three people were arrested Tuesday after investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in Sturgis. Sheriff Brad Balk said SCAN officers received information about a residence in the Quail Run Apartments, which was the location of possible drug activity. After further investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. Officers located five individuals …

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Lockport Township Supervisor resigns

Lockport Township Supervisor Ray Signorello has announced his resignation from the board effective immediately. During Monday’s township board meeting, Signorello said his continued concerns about work-safety issues contributed to the decision. Signorello is a semi-tractor trailer driver and begins work at 1 a.m. daily. He said township-related obligations, including board meetings, often cut into the time he would typically be …

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131 construction project to begin

Motorists who travel on U.S. 131 in Kalamazoo County are being advised of a construction project starting next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation on Monday will begin repaving 6.6 miles of U.S. 131 between I-94 and U Avenue in Portage. The $10.3 million investment includes guardrail replacement, carpool lot resurfacing, new signs and right-of-way fencing, and traffic signal upgrades. …

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Burr Oak pastor opened House session

A St. Joseph County man opened the Michigan House session Tuesday as the guest of State Rep. Aaron Miller. Pastor Bill Beck, of Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Burr Oak, opened the session by offering the invocation. State Rep. and Speaker pro-tem Tom Leonard joined Beck and Miller at the House rostrum.

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Out and About – Week of April 11th

Beware, for the Tax Man cometh. If you haven’t met with your tax person yet, you might want to make arrangements soon. I applaud those who have submitted their tax information and paid what they owed. I also envy those who are getting money back. The latter is getting harder to do every year. I try my best to let …

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests in Sturgis

Two men from Arizona were arrested on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop last weekend in Sturgis. Sturgis Police said a patrol officer stopped a semi-tractor trailer around 11:20 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Prospect Street. Police located methamphetamine and heroin, with evidence of intent to distribute, according to a department media release. A 33-year-old man was …

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