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Multi-day search for car in Kalamazoo River comes up empty

Authorities say a multi-day search for a car that crashed into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek has come up empty. Dive teams, police officers and firefighters searched starting Saturday after the crash was reported shortly before 5 a.m. that day. The search continued Tuesday with officers, boats, a dive team and officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. …

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Former Western Michigan player pleads guilty to robbery

A former Western Michigan University football player has pleaded guilty to armed robbery. Court documents say a plea agreement calls for 19-year-old Ronald George of Pittsburgh to continue cooperating with police, and prosecutors have agreed to drop charges of home invasion and larceny. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports George entered the plea March 3. George is scheduled to be sentenced May …

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Dashcam chase video – Three arrested following attempted robbery

A dashcam chase video has been released by police following a weekend incident.  A Three Rivers man and two Indiana residents face a number of charges after an attempted armed robbery in Three Rivers.  Click here for the video. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, officers responded Saturday to the 200 block of River Drive in response …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Branch County’s Batavia Township. State police were called around midnight Saturday to Ember Road, near Wheeler Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. The car was being driven east on Ember Road by a 23-year-old Bronson man. Investigators said he lost control …

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Cash stolen from church

An unknown amount of cash was stolen from a church last week in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. State police were called at 5 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of Lockwood Road in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. The theft occurred between 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 5 a.m. Feb. 27.

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Two still hospitalized after deadly carbon monoxide poisoning

Authorities say two people remain hospitalized following an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that killed an 11-year-old girl at a southern Michigan building that was serving as a makeshift home. The Calhoun County sheriff’s department says the victims were found Thursday night in Springfield and a generator powering a kerosene heater caused carbon monoxide to accumulate inside the structure. The department …

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