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Kalamazoo mother sentenced in infant’s 2014 death

A Kalamazoo woman has been sentenced in the 2014 death of her infant daughter. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that 23-year-old Tekia Wright was sentenced Monday. Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Pamela Lightvoet sentenced Wright to 28 months to 15 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections. Her 11-month daughter, Gabrielle, died on June 13, 2014. Prosecutors allege Wright left her …

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County commissioners sworn in

The new-look St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners was introduced Tuesday. Kathy Pangle, Dennis Allen and Dan Czajkowski, along with returning commissioners John Dobberteen and chairman Allen Balog, were sworn in by county clerk Lindsay Oswald in advance of the board’s first meeting of 2017. All five commissioners are beginning two-year terms. Balog was tapped to serve as board chairman …

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Stolen truck recovered in Branch County

State police recovered a stolen commercial truck Tuesday in Branch County. According to a department media release, troopers were called between 4 and 7 a.m. to an area on Southern Road in Kinderhook Township. Troopers found a box truck reported stolen from an undisclosed area and featuring improper plates taken from another vehicle. The truck was loaded with tires stolen …

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Later start time for county commission

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will still meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but a change in the longstanding 5 p.m. start time was made this week. For a trial period of six months, commission meetings will be called to order at 6 p.m. The move by one hour was proposed Tuesday by commissioner Kathy …

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Sturgis police arrest man on multiple charges

A Sturgis man was arrested over the weekend on a number of charges, including a felony for possession of a stolen vehicle. According to Sturgis police, a traffic stop took place shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of West West Street for an equipment violation. Officers discovered the 38-year-old driver had a suspended license and was wanted …

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Police arrest man on outstanding warrant

State police last week arrested a White Pigeon-area man on a felony warrant from the city of Three Rivers. According to a department media release, troopers along with deputies from the sheriff’s department arrived to a residence on Blue School Road at 7:45 p.m. Friday to execute the warrant. Troopers spotted the man outside his garage but he fled into …

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