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Serious injuries in Sturgis fight

A 55-year-old Sturgis man was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital early Wednesday morning for injuries he received in a fight between he and another subject at the Maple Towers Apartment complex. The victim sustained serious yet not life threatening injuries. A 37-year- old resident of the complex was arrested and lodged on charges of aggravated assault. The victim was also ...

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Vandalism incident in Sturgis

Five male subjects are being sought by Sturgis Police in connection with a vandalism incident that occurred in downtown Sturgis over the weekend. Police said five males, about 16 or 17 years old, were seen by witnesses in the downtown area around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Later in the day, it was discovered that gang-related graffiti was sprayed on a building ...

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Burglary in Lockport Township

Investigators with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called Friday to Lockport Township in response to the burglary of a barn. Deputies said the incident occurred at a barn between June 27 and July 6 in the 20000 block of Hoshel Road. The suspects entered the building and took several items, including a custom-made, three-wheel bike made for the ...

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Relay for Life raised money

Organizers of last month’s Three Rivers Relay for Life said more than $122,000 was raised through the 24-hour event. Event chair Danielle Rohrer said proceeds are turned over to the American Cancer Society. The June 22 event in Three Rivers attracted 43 teams and also drew 115 cancer survivors who participated in the Survivors Lap.

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More State Police Patrols

St. Joseph County is one of 26 counties in Michigan to receive funding for enhanced law-enforcement patrol specifically targeting drunken drivers. The additional enforcement has been in place since last weekend and will continue through Sunday. The Michigan Office of Highway Planning has provided the funding to cover the cost of additional state police patrols.

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Vehicle stolen in Lockport Township

A vehicle was stolen between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday from a residence in the 56000 block of Buffalo Drive in Lockport Township. The vehicle – its year, make and model were not included in a department news release – was found abandoned at an undisclosed location in Three Rivers.

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Meth related arrests

Kalamazoo authorities seeking a man accused of making methamphetamine in a hotel room spent several hours negotiating with him and a woman he called his hostage but turned out to be his new wife. Police say they arrested the 49-year-old man and 46-year-old woman Tuesday night at a hotel in the southwestern Michigan city on charges related to the meth ...

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Out and About – Week of July 9th

I thought I’d never think that an 80-degree day was a relief, but compared to last week’s temperatures, which ended up in triple digits, 80 degrees feels pretty good. I don’t recall a lot of power outages in the Three Rivers area, but I’m sure there were plenty in southwestern Michigan. A huge round of applause goes out to those ...

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Fatal crash near Shipshewana

Authorities in northern Indiana say a passenger in an Amish buggy was killed when it turned into a passing semitrailer on a rural highway.  The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department says the person killed in Monday’s crash was thrown from the buggy along with the driver and two other passengers. Those three people suffered minor injuries. The crash happened on Indiana ...

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Woman injured in lake mishap

Authorities say a 23-year-old Kalamazoo woman lost part of her leg in a boating accident on a southwestern Michigan lake.  Mlive.com and radio station WKZO identify her as Kirshaiah Brodie-Stevenson. She was in serious condition at a hospital Monday. Authorities say Brodie-Stevenson was riding a tube behind a boat Sunday afternoon on Austin Lake in the Kalamazoo suburb of Portage. ...

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