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Several injured in crash

A group of Constantine residents was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 78-year-old Ken Sawyer was driving south on U.S. 131 at 6:55 p.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a vehicle behind a car waiting to turn left into a driveway near King Road. Investigators said Sawyer’s vehicle …

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Missing Kalamazoo man found

A Kalamazoo man suffering from mental health-related issues was found in Centreville last weekend. Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called to a report of a suspicious man at an undisclosed location. The 39-year-old man had been reported missing for about a week. He was turned over to the custody of his family, according to authorities.

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Woman arrested on drug charges

A Colon woman was arrested last week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Centreville. Sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle was stopped shortly after 2 p.m. Nov. 3 for defective equipment. The deputy who initiated the stop eventually found a large quantity of crystal meth and marijuana, investigators said. The 29-year-old Colon woman was charged with …

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Village council & city commission results

Membership to four different village councils and one spot on the Sturgis City Commission were decided Tuesday. In Centreville, Gary McClain, Steve Quake, Daniel Merten and Richard Thompson were elected to the board as trustees. Constantine will see Gary Mathers take over as president, and Willie Harder, Cathy Piper and Richard Larrance serve as trustees. Mendon residents selected Kirk Spence, …

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Principal: Boy fatally struck after attending youth group

A school principal says a 10-year-old boy who died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Kalamazoo County had just been at a youth group gathering. Police in Kalamazoo Township say Daniel Sluiter was trying to cross Wednesday night in an area where there was no crosswalk or stoplight. He was taken to a hospital, where …

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Charges cleared in fatal shooting of Berrien County inmate

Two bailiffs involved in the fatal shooting of a jail inmate at the Berrien County Courthouse in July won’t be criminally charged in the incident. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of inmate 44-year-old Larry Gordon was justified, clearing bailiffs Milt Russell and Rick Lull of criminal responsibility in his death. The bailiffs had fired …

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