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Preliminary testimony in Locey case

Testimony was provided by more than a dozen witnesses Wednesday in the preliminary-examination hearing of Andy Brown. Brown, 37, is accused of fatally shooting Sturgis-area CPA David Locey last month at Locey’s Sherman Township office. In all, 13 people testified before District Court Judge Jeff Middleton, with more testimony to be provided today. Middleton will then determine whether enough evidence …

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Attempted abduction in TR

An attempted child abduction was reported to Three Rivers Police shortly after 3pm Wednesday. A 12-year-old female was walking on Constantine Street near King Street, when a man reportedly pulled across the center of the road and yelled for her to get in his van. When the girl started to run away, the suspect opened the door of his van as …

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Baker passes away

A longtime Three Rivers city employee and community icon has passed away. Ken Baker, who served in a variety of roles for the municipality, died Tuesday evening following a long battle with kidney cancer. He was 71. Baker started his career with the city as a patrol officer for the Three Rivers Police Department. He was later promoted to sergeant …

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Man died in crash

The identity of a Sturgis man who died in a crash last week in Florence Township has been confirmed. Corey Michael Draime, 27, was declared dead at the scene of the one-car crash just after 1 a.m. Oct. 27 in the 65000 block of Lutz Road. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said Draime was driving a vehicle stolen from the …

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Collision results in injuries

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in Lockport Township resulted in occupants from both automobiles seeking medical treatment. State police investigators said a northbound car on U.S. 131 was approaching North Main Street when the driver of a southbound Ford Contour attempted to turn left onto Main Street in front of it. A 17-year-old Three Rivers girl was driving the Contour. …

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Man arrested for assault

A 23-year-old Sturgis man was arrested following his role in an assault incident Tuesday in Sturgis. Investigators said police responded to a call for help at an apartment in the 300 block of North Clay Street regarding an assault in progress. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived, but he was found around 8:30 later that night inside …

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