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Teen kills himself after accidentally killing another teen

Police say a distraught teenager killed himself after fatally shooting another teen while playing with a gun. The two shootings occurred Monday night in an alley in Kalamazoo. A witness explained to police what happened. Police didn’t publicly disclose which victim was accidentally shot, but said there was no argument or altercation. The 17-year-old victims were identified as Marsavious Frazier …

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Several items on County Commission agenda

Three items of new business are included in what appears to be a short meeting this afternoon by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The five-member panel will discuss the potential renewal of a community-corrections grant, the possible renewal of a cooperative-reimbursement program for Friend of the Court and an agreement for law-enforcement coverage for the village of Centreville. …

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Sturgis home damaged in fire

A house in Sturgis sustained substantial damage as the result of a fire over the weekend. Sturgis Fire Captain Cody Cripe said the department was dispatched around 4:30 a.m. Sunday to the 200 block of North Fourth Street. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed fire on the outside of the residence and an occupant attempting to extinguish it with a garden hose. …

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County Commissioners approve grant

An Emergency Management Grant Agreement was recently approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The $25,700 in federal dollars was provided through the Michigan State Police and its Emergency Management Homeland Security Division, which had a total of $9 million to allocate nationwide. County administrator Pat Yoder said the funds dedicated to St. Joseph County were renewed from …

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Several items on City Commission agenda

A request for a fireworks-display permit and two public hearings highlight the agenda for tonight’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. School officials are requesting the fireworks following the Oct. 21 senior night at the Wildcats’ football game. The proposed pyrotechnics would be overseen by Wolverine Fireworks Display of the Bay City area. In addition, public hearings will be staged regarding …

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Mother, daughter shoplifting team arrested after mall thefts

A southwestern Michigan mother and her teenage daughter are jailed after police say they tried to steal $2,300 worth of merchandise from a mall. The adult was arrested Friday night in the parking lot of the Lakeview Square Mall in Battle Creek. Her 15-year-old daughter was arrested across the street after running from a mall security guard. The pair is …

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