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Ex-Western Michigan player says home invasion not his idea

A former Western Michigan University football player facing armed robbery and home invasion charges has testified the crime was his co-defendant’s idea. Nineteen-year-old Ronald George of Pittsburgh testified Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court in a preliminary examination for 18-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio. The two were due to play for the Broncos last fall, but were dismissed from …

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Two drug arrests in Three Rivers

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in Three Rivers. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, a vehicle containing three people was stopped Friday at the intersection of South Main and Mechanic streets. The vehicle was involved in an ongoing drug investigation in Three Rivers, according to authorities. K9 Django was summoned and confirmed the …

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Fire under investigation

State police are investigating what is being called a suspicious fire stemming from an incident last month in Fawn River Township. Coated copper wire was found to be burning at 7 a.m. Jan. 25 in a forested area on private property in the area of Freedom and Carls roads, according to a department media release.

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Baby allegedly ingested meth

Sheriff’s officials are expected to charge the mother of an infant hospitalized for allegedly ingesting methamphetamine. According to a department media release, deputies at 9 p.m. Monday were making a welfare check at a residence on Fifth Street in Burr Oak. Deputies learned the person they sought was at Sturgis Hospital’s emergency room seeking treatment for her child because the …

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Two drug arrests in Colon

Two Colon residents were arrested on drug-related charges following a case executed by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Deputies and SCAN members responded Wednesday to a residence in the 59000 block of Long Lake Road in Colon Township following an anonymous tip. A search warrant allowed SCAN members inside the residence, where they located crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and …

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Woman injured in crash

A 24-year-old woman was hospitalized following a single-vehicle accident this week in White Pigeon Township. Sheriff’s personnel said a vehicle driven by Kelsie Leigh-Marie Lane lost control, crossed the centerline, struck a tree stump and rolled over multiple times before coming to rest on its roof. The incident occurred near the intersection of Fawn River and Mill Pond roads. According …

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Investigation continues following fatal fire

State police fire officials are continuing their investigation into a blaze that killed one person Monday in White Pigeon Township. Additional details about the fire and its victim have not yet been released by authorities, other than the victim was a man. State police were called at 10:20 p.m. to the 19000 block of Fawn River Road after White Pigeon …

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Drug arrests in Sturgis

Seven people were arrested this week on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Sturgis. Sheriff’s department officials said members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrived at a residence in the 500 block of North Clay Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Upon executing a search warrant, SCAN members found a large …

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Hit-and-run crash in Centreville

A fire hydrant in the village of Centreville was damaged by a vehicle driven by a hit-and-run driver this week. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday on East Market Street, near the intersection of Clinton Street. Investigators said it appears the vehicle was heading west on Market when it left the roadway and collided with the …

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Suspects sought by police

Two men are being sought by state police after, under false pretenses, entering the home of an elderly Sturgis woman, and stealing jewelry and money. The incident occurred between 3:15 and 4 p.m. Saturday in the 69000 block of South Nottawa Road. Investigators said a white male advised the resident he was there to inspect electrical wiring in the basement. …

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