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Family holds memorial for Kalamazoo boy, 2, killed by father

The family of a slain Kalamazoo boy held a memorial for the 2-year-old, two days after the murder conviction of his father. A Kalamazoo County Circuit Court jury on Thursday found Brian K. Roberts, 41, guilty of first-degree murder and child abuse in the January 2014 death of Nehemiah Dodd. Angelene Dodd released balloons Saturday evening at her son’s grave ...

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Owner could face cruelty charges after dog shot with arrow

Authorities in Lapeer County are seeking animal cruelty charges against a dog owner after his retriever was found with an arrow in the top of her head, according to the Detroit Free Press. The dog, named Gemma, was found Monday in North Branch by a construction worker. The arrow was lodged above her left eye and barely missed the dog’s ...

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Fatal house fire

A rural Burr Oak man died in a house fire Thursday evening on Middle Colon Road. The victim was identified as 45-year-old Terry Shears. Shears was found near a bedroom. A passerby reported the fire as flames were visible at the rear of the home. The preliminary cause of the blaze was careless smoking.

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Recall of veterinarian medicine

State officials have alerted Michigan veterinarians about a recall of veterinarian medicine provided by a North Carolina pharmacy that has been shut down. The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy issued a recall of all lots of non-sterile and sterile products compounded, repackaged and distributed by Prescription Center Pharmacy between September 10, 2014 and March 10, 2015 due to lack of sterility, ...

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Barn fire near Schoolcraft

A fire that destroyed two barns in Kalamazoo County has left five young goats dead. Crews responded about 10 p.m. on Thursday to the fire near Schoolcraft and found smoke and flames spreading from one barn to the other one. No injuries to people were reported. The five goats that were housed in the barn died in the fire. The cause ...

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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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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 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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