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Two injured in crash

A 19-year-old Kalamazoo man and his passenger were injured in a crash in Cass County earlier this week. Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jesus Arrey was driving south on M-40 shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone near Teasdale Lake Road in Porter Township. Investigators said Arrey indicated he was attempting to …

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House fire near Constantine

A vacant house in Constantine Township was destroyed by fire early Monday. Constantine firefighters were called to the 63000 block of Peck Academy Road about 3:45 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the building completely engulfed and collapsing. The home had been unoccupied for some time, officials said, adding that the fire appears to have been intentionally set. Cause of the …

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Judge: Father can openly carry pistol in daughter’s school

A Genesee County judge has ruled a father can openly carry his pistol inside his daughter’s elementary school. The Flint Journal reports that Circuit Judge Archie Hayman on Monday ruled in favor of Kenneth Herman and gun rights advocacy group Michigan Open Carry. He filed a lawsuit in March against the Clio Area School District, arguing he was denied access …

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Teenager arrested for assaulting officer

A 15-year-old girl from Sturgis was arrested Monday after she attempted to stab a Sturgis police officer. According to a department media release, the officer approached the girl shortly after 1 a.m. at Lakeview and Congress streets, as she was in violation of the city’s curfew for teenagers. The girl started walking away from the officer, and he grabbed her …

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Two arrested following home invasion

A sharp-eyed, off-duty deputy from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two of three suspects involved in a home-invasion incident over the weekend. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the arrests took place shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 28000 block of Coulter Road. Underwood said an off-duty reserve deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the …

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Colon Fire Department to replace old gear

The Colon Fire Department will soon begin the expensive task of replacing old gear. Last week, it received help toward that goal from Independent Transmission Company with a donation of $650. ITC is the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Karyn Boyd, from ITC, presented Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt with the $650 check. Overholt said he had applied for …

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