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Names of attempted murder suspects released

The names of three men charged with attempted murder during an incident last weekend in Three Rivers have been released by authorities. Antonio Slater, 33, of Three Rivers, was arrested Sunday with 19-year-old Dondre Slater of Elkhart and 20-year-old Tremell Slater of Middlebury. Their arrests stem from a call to the 200 block of River Drive in Three Rivers, where …

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Fire crew respond to business fire

The Sturgis Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire late Tuesday at the north end of town. The incident occurred at Cobalt Holdings in the 1000 block of North Centreville Road. First-responding crews reported smoke from the north end of the building and determined that a piece of machinery was on fire. Upon entering the building, firefighters observed heavy …

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Dashcam chase video – Three arrested following attempted robbery

A dashcam chase video has been released by police following a weekend incident.  A Three Rivers man and two Indiana residents face a number of charges after an attempted armed robbery in Three Rivers.  Click here for the video. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, officers responded Saturday to the 200 block of River Drive in response …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Branch County’s Batavia Township. State police were called around midnight Saturday to Ember Road, near Wheeler Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. The car was being driven east on Ember Road by a 23-year-old Bronson man. Investigators said he lost control …

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Cash stolen from church

An unknown amount of cash was stolen from a church last week in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. State police were called at 5 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Lockwood Road in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. The theft occurred between 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 5 a.m. Feb. 27.

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Commission considers funding options for park improvements

An option to self-fund improvements at three county parks received favorable response by the county commission’s executive committee last week. As a result, a proposed $1.4 million plan incorporating Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, and Cade Lake Park and Campground, will not be financed through the sale of bonds as previously considered. The question arose after parks and …

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