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Man arrested on drug, alcohol charges

Three Rivers Police last week were involved in the apprehension of an Indiana man on drug- and alcohol-related charges. Officers fielded a call around 7:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a potentially intoxicated motorist driving south on U.S. 131 near Hoffman Road. A deputy with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department spotted the vehicle in the Admiral gas station parking lot. Upon …

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Woman arrested after crash

Cass County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated over the weekend at a campground in Newburg Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday to a campground in the 12000 block of Prang Street regarding a single-vehicle crash. Deputies were advised that the driver got into an argument with witnesses, and …

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Allegan – Toddler killed, struck by grandfather’s truck

Authorities say a western Michigan toddler has been struck and killed by a truck driven by his grandfather. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office says 17-month-old Brentyn Allen Combs-Easterday could not be revived after being struck Saturday night at his grandparents’ home outside Allegan. Officers say the boy was being supervised by his grandparents while his mother was at work. His …

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K-9s receive body armor

Two local K-9 officers are more protected on the job thanks to a donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K- 9s. White Pigeon K- 9 Zar and Sturgis K-9 Tucky each received body armor, sponsored by Oliver and Rita Miller of Taylor. Vests are embroidered with the sentiment “Protect this K-9 from harm, in memory of Lori Miller.” …

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Two deaths after car hits fallen tree on M-66

Two people died early Friday when their car hit a tree which had fallen across a highway 2 miles north of East Leroy in Calhoun County. The incident happened on M-66, north of H Drive South shortly before 4am. The victims were identifed as the driver, 48-year-old Kathi Thomason, and the passenger in her car, Howard Bergman, age 60.  Both …

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Miller votes for judiciary budget

State Rep. Aaron Miller voted Wednesday in favor of a budget that provides additional funding for veterans courts. The House judiciary budget bill includes an additional $436,000 for specialty courts aimed at treating military veterans and active-duty personnel, bringing total funding to $936,000. Miller said the men and women who serve in the military make enormous sacrifices and often struggle …

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