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Child Death Conviction

A Kalamazoo man has been convicted of killing his 2-year-old son. A Kalamazoo County Circuit Court jury on Thursday found 41-year old Brian Roberts guilty of felony murder, second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse. Nehemiah Dodd was unconscious on December 31, 2013. The toddler died at the hospital two days later. Roberts had claimed his son was hurt after he fell down some ...

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Possible dog park for St Joseph County

St. Joseph County could be just a few months from having its first dog park. Members of the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Board this week gave its endorsement to the concept, explained Wednesday by parks and recreation director Jaymes MacDonald. The proposed 4 1/2-acre park would be developed at the 150-acre Meyer Broadway Park in Fabius Township. MacDonald ...

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Special healthcare enrollment period continues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have added a special enrollment period that began March 15 and runs through April 30. The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers a variety of reasons to enroll for healthcare coverage, including the fact that time is running out, it would provide peace of mind, applying is easy, it will potentially decrease out-of-pocket ...

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Sturgis joins building code library

Sturgis Township trustees have agreed to join a consortium of townships from at least four southwest Michigan counties to establish a central building code information library that will have its headquarters in Mottville Township. The idea of establishing a regional code library began recently when an existing law began to be enforced. The law requires governmental units with building-code authority ...

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Terrier Mix

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Hello. Even though I have an Easter basket, I’m not the Easter Bunny. I am a black and white female terrier mix. The ladies say I am a terrier/kangaroo mix because I do like to jump for attention. I just have a lot of energy and have to learn my manners. I have cute, black freckles on my legs. I ...

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Three Rivers Community Cleanup Day set for May 16

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program is inviting the community to take part in a traditional washing down of the downtown area May 16. Three Rivers Community Cleanup Day – formerly Pride Day and Wash-Down Day – is organized by members of the DDA/Main Street Promotions Committee, Organization Committee, and Design Committee. Events in previous years have seen more than ...

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Three men sentenced in fairground robbery

Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman last week sentenced three men involved in the robbery of two vendors in 2014 at the St. Joseph County fairgrounds. Samuel Davis, 28, of Toledo, Ohio, was sentenced to 16 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of armed robbery. John Earl Gregory, 35, of Toledo, was sentenced to 14 to ...

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TR water-trickle notice cancelled

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services has announced it is ending the water-trickle notice for residents as of Tuesday. All water services that were frozen over the winter have now thawed and frost is out of the ground.

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Headline act for Sturgis Toy Run announced

Organizers of the 2015 Sturgis Toy Run have announced the 32nd annual event will feature more vendors, it is accepting sponsors and providing a higher level of entertainment. To that end, tickets for this year’s headline act, Big Smo, go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Big Smo is an American country musician, songwriter, producer and film director who appears ...

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Family of man killed by garbage truck awarded almost $14.5M

A jury has awarded more than $14 million in damages to the family of a 49-year-old southwestern Michigan man killed in an accident involving a garbage truck. The Kalamazoo County Circuit Court jury decided Friday that Republic Services, City Star Services Inc. and William Ormerod III will pay nearly $14.5 million to the estate of Lary Blahnik. The Plainwell man ...

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