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Drug arrests in Sturgis

Seven people were arrested this week on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Sturgis. Sheriff’s department officials said members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrived at a residence in the 500 block of North Clay Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Upon executing a search warrant, SCAN members found a large …

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Railroad crossing closure considered in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis has tabled Michigan Department of Transportation’s recommendation to close a North Clay Street railroad crossing on the Michigan Southern Railroad line. The decision was made last month following a public hearing and several months of study by city staff and the Sturgis Planning Commission. Both bodies had recommended closing the North Clay Street crossing. Sturgis Mayor …

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Hit-and-run crash in Centreville

A fire hydrant in the village of Centreville was damaged by a vehicle driven by a hit-and-run driver this week. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday on East Market Street, near the intersection of Clinton Street. Investigators said it appears the vehicle was heading west on Market when it left the roadway and collided with the …

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One dead following fire

A White Pigeon Township resident died in a house fire Monday night. State police were called at 10:20 p.m. to the 19000 block of Fawn River Road after White Pigeon firefighters confirmed a person was inside the structure and had perished in the blaze. A state police fire-investigation team was called to the scene and will look further into the …

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Suspects sought by police

Two men are being sought by state police after, under false pretenses, entering the home of an elderly Sturgis woman, and stealing jewelry and money. The incident occurred between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Saturday in the 69000 block of South Nottawa Road. Investigators said a white male advised the resident he was there to inspect electrical wiring in the basement. …

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Fatal crash in Cass County

Authorities say a 30-year-old woman has died after crashing a car while being chased by a sheriff’s deputy in southwestern Michigan. State police say a Cass County sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol Saturday night when Amanda Fay Bowers was spotted stopped in the roadway with her car’s lights off. Police say she drove around the deputy’s car and fled. …

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