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Manhunt in western Branch County

A manhunt is over, as police have located the remaining two suspects from a group of four near the Branch-St. Joseph county line. The search began near Bronson Saturday afternoon, when a neighbor called authorities after hearing people shooting off guns nearby. When police responded, four men fled into the woods and cornfield, resulting in a manhunt that included Michigan …

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Police need your help

Police are asking the public for help to locate a man in connection with a stabbing that occurred last week in Sturgis. Vladmir S. Cofield Sr. is wanted on a charge of attempted murder following an incident that occurred Wednesday. Cofield is accused of stabbing a Three Rivers man just after 1 p. m. in the 400 block of Center …

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More drug arrests in TR

Two people were arrested on drug-related charges last week in the city of Three Rivers. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 900 block of 5th Street following an ongoing investigation. SCAN officers obtained and executed a search warrant. Upon completing …

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Officials deal with environmental side of big freeway pileup

State officials are trying to determine who is responsible for environmental contamination that occurred as a result of a massive pileup on snowy Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan six months ago. The Jan. 9 chain-reaction crashes killed a 57-year-old trucker and closed a stretch of the roadway for two days. Police announced in March that dozens of drivers were being …

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Arson suspected as cause of TR house fire

A warrant is being sought for an Indiana man suspected of being involved in an arson incident Monday at a residence in Three Rivers. Fire crews were called to the 400 block of South Main Street around 2:30 a.m., where the front end of a residence was in flames upon firefighters’ arrival. The victim told investigators she was trying to …

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Fatal motorcycle accident

A 33-year-old Constantine man died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said James Carlson was driving east on Featherstone Road at 3:05 a.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve a half mile west of Constantine Road. His 2014 Harley Davidson went off the roadway and crashed into two trees. Authorities said Carlson …

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