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Man injured in motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old Sturgis man was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was found unconscious in a city street. Officers were called shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Clay Street regarding a motorcycle accident. The man was lying in the street with his motorcycle nearby. He was taken to Sturgis Hospital and subsequently to Bronson …

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Search warrant results in drug arrest

A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 23000 block of U.S. 12 in Sturgis Township. SCAN officers received information about methamphetamine activity at the residence and upon executing a search warrant, the suspect was taken into custody for numerous charges. Investigators said he was charged …

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Teen crash report

Distraction is the major factor in 58-percent of all crashes involving teenagers, based on a new report from the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety. The report cites video analysis that found distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports. Researchers analyzed the six seconds …

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Shooting suspect caught

A man is behind bars after gunfire Wednesday in Kalamazoo. Police responding to reports of gunfire found a car with several people inside, one of whom ran off, throwing away a loaded handgun as he fled. The 18-year-old man was caught and arrested. The pistol was found to be stolen. Police say they also found heroin, cocaine and meth on the suspect when …

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Sturgis to receive school safety grant

State police said 56 Michigan public school districts – including Sturgis Public Schools – will get a share of $4 million in funding to boost school safety. The money announced last week will be used to purchase equipment and technology to improve the safety and security of school buildings, students and staff. Grant recipients have until Sept. 15 to spend …

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Sheriff’s Department employees to attend conference

Up to six officials from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were granted permission to attend an out-of-state conference later this year. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved the request for the employees to attend the American Jail Association annual meeting in North Carolina. The conference will not impose a cost to the county, as all …

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