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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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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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Gunshots fired at Cowboy Up

Sheriff’s officials responded to a report of gunshots fired at a Mendon Township business over the weekend. According to a department media release, deputies were called at 2 a.m. Sunday to Cowboy Up in Mendon Township. During their investigation, deputies were told there was an argument between two patrons. The situation escalated to the point where one of the subjects …

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Sturgis police arrest three men on several charges

Sturgis police arrested three men Friday night after responding to a domestic assault in the 200 block of Washington Street. Officers around 10 p.m. attempted to take a 32-year-old man into custody, when he assaulted a Sturgis officer. Officers then obtained a search warrant for the residence and discovered a small amount of methamphetamine and a large amount of marijuana, …

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