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Man arrested in Branch County

A 32-year-old Union City man was arrested last week on alcohol-related charges in Branch County. State police said a trooper attempted to pull over a driver at 11 p.m. Thursday on Athens Road, near Mendon Road, in Sherwood Township for an equipment violation. The driver, a 32-year-old Union City man, continued driving north on Athens Road and a subsequent road …

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Authorities search lake for man who tried to rescue son

Dive crews are searching a lake for the body of a Kalamazoo man who jumped in to try to rescue his 15-year-old son. Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Pali Matyas says the search on Gull Lake is now a recovery mission, because they presume the man has drowned. The search resumed about 7 a.m. Sunday. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputies say the …

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Tools stolen from vehicle

St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies responded this week to a report of larceny from a motor vehicle in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called Tuesday to the 57000 block of Gearharts Landing, where power tools were stolen from the back of a pickup. Investigators concluded the culprit broke into the cab of the truck and …

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Sturgis investigating restrictions on herbicides

Sturgis city commissioner Jon Good wants to investigate whether the municipality should impose restrictions on the public’s use of some herbicides, as a means to protect groundwater. Good said he has done preliminary research on communities that have set restrictions on the use of chemicals that can pose health hazards when concentrations are found in groundwater supplies. Barry Cox, city …

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Police apprehend parole absconder

A parole absconder was arrested by Three Rivers police this week. According to a department media release, the Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Unit notified local authorities about the likely location of a man, whose name and age were not included in the media release. Officers and the department’s K9 unit converged upon a residence on Constantine Street and found …

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Sturgis students win safe driving campaign competition

Students at Sturgis High School took part in a safe driving campaign recently and their collective effort paid off. The group of students who ran the campaign won first place out of 55 schools in Michigan during the competition. Strive for a Safer Drive is a public-private partnership between Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway …

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