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Kalamazoo shooting victim praised at church, gets cash gift

A survivor of a series of shootings in southwestern Michigan has been honored at a church with prayer, praise and $19,200. Tiana Carruthers cried as she appeared in a wheelchair Sunday at Galilee Baptist Church in Kalamazoo. WOOD-TV says she called them “tears of joy.” Carruthers was one of two people who survived the shootings in the Kalamazoo area on …

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Spring turkey hunting season opens Monday in Michigan

Spring turkey hunting season is opening Monday in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says licenses are available to hunt during one of several turkey seasons in April and May. Spring turkey hunting licenses cost $15 and are available anywhere DNR licenses are sold or online. A Hunt 234 license offers 30 days of hunting in May. The Spring …

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Fatal crash on the north side of Three Rivers

A Kalamazoo woman died and one man was injured in a two-vehicle fatal accident Saturday in Lockport Township. State police said Patricia Buelow, 62, was a passenger in a car being driven by 64-year-old Keith Lewis of Three Rivers. Lewis was southbound on U.S. 131 at North Main Street at 2:20 p.m. when he turned left in front of a …

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Motorcycle driver killed in crash

An Elkhart man died over the weekend after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a pickup in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 22-year-old Daimon Leader was driving on M-205 in Mason Township when a pickup turned off the highway, onto Cassopolis Road and into Leader’s motorcycle. The incident occurred at 12:26 a.m. Saturday. Underwood said the pickup …

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No injuries in Fabius crash

A 17-year-old Centreville girl was not injured after she ran a red light and her vehicle collided with a farm truck Wednesday in Fabius Township. State police said Hannah Griffith was driving north on U.S. 131 when she failed to stop at a red light at the Hoffman Road intersection. Her vehicle struck a truck turning north from Hoffman Road …

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Animal Control plans fundraiser

Members of the St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board made strides Wednesday toward planning an inaugural fundraiser event set to take place next month. Pending approval from the county’s board of commissioners Tuesday, animal control board members will host the fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. May 13 at the Sturgis Elks. Board chair Emily Frohriep said the idea of …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Marcellus

Two Marcellus residents were arrested on drug-related charges Wednesday following an investigation by the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team. Detectives served a search warrant in the 100 block of West North Street in Marcellus after an investigation provided suspicion that the use of methamphetamine was taking place there. Detectives located methamphetamine paraphernalia, and detained a-36-year-old male and 30-year-old female. They …

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Sturgis hires company to design softball complex

The city of Sturgis has hired Viridis Design Group of Kalamazoo to design, bid and supervise construction of a $2 million Sturgis softball complex that could be completed by September 2017. The largest share of the construction cost is covered by an appropriation from the St. Joseph County delinquent tax revolving fund, which also is underwriting a new sports complex …

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Woman hurt in Kalamazoo shootings trying to forgive suspect

The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can’t hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him. Tiana Carruthers spoke publicly for the first time Thursday at the Kalamazoo hospital where she’d been treated after being shot four times. Six people died in the Feb. 20 shootings. Carruthers and a teenager …

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LeRoy and Luie

April 12 2016 Cat brothers

Two brothers are we! Friendly, and sweet. Nine months to a year old. I am LeRoy, and I am Luie, with a crooked tail. Please come in and see us. We will be available for adoption Friday, April 15. LeRoy’s docket number is B1016-000106, and Luie’s docket is B1016-000105 at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 …

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