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Police investigate burglary

A Fawn River Township residence was burglarized last week. State police said troopers were called Wednesday morning to the 30000 block of U.S. 12. Around 7:15 a.m., a neighbor reported a Ford F150 with a small trailer backed up to the garage of a home that suffered extensive damage in a fire last month. The same home was broken into …

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Multiple injured in Sherman Township crash

Four people, including two children, were injured in a two-car crash Thursday at the intersection of Shimmel and Featherstone roads in Sherman Township. Michigan State Police said a pickup driven by Jessica Goble, a 35-year-old Sturgis resident, was eastbound on Featherstone Road at 8 a.m., when she failed to stop at the intersection. The truck was struck by a car …

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Woman injured in crash

A Niles woman was treated for injuries she received after her vehicle ran into a car driven by a Constantine resident. Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials said Janel Chappell, 18, was driving west on U.S. 12 at 4:21 p.m. March 17 when her vehicle collided with a car driven by Dakota Hicks, 20, of Constantine. The incident occurred near M-217 …

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Allegan woman missing

Police are looking for a 48-year-old woman reported missing from the Allegan area. Amy Lynn Harker, originally from Sturgis, was last heard from around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when she had told a friend she was going to Illinois to visit friends, according to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department. Harker’s family and friends said they have been unable to reach her …

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Vicksburg man dies after being struck in head by airplane propeller

Authorities say a 52-year-old man has died after being struck in the head by a propeller while trying to start a single-engine airplane in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says Michael Westveer of Vicksburg died following the Monday accident at a private airstrip in Brady Township. Undersheriff Paul Matyas says investigators believe the man was trying to hand-crank …

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Board will debate meeting start times

The debate over the start time for St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meetings will be settled later this year. At the request of Commissioner John Dobberteen, the issue of a 5 p.m. start versus a 6 p.m. call to order will be revisited in June. The new-look county commission – a five-member board that starting Jan. 1 featured three …

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