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Lift taken from Branch County lake

State police are investigating the theft of a personal-watercraft lift from a lake in Branch County. Troopers were called at 8:30 a.m. Monday to the 500 block of Lake Drive on Coldwater Lake in Ovid Township. The victim told police a Ski-Doo lift was taken from a dock between May 14 and June 19.

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5 people hurt after 4 motorcycle chain-reaction crash

Five people have been injured after four motorcycles crashed near Bristol in Elkhart County. The Elkhart Truth reports that the chain-reaction crash started about 6:40 p.m. Saturday on S.R. 120 near Bonneyville Mill County Park. Authorities say an eastbound motorcycle traveled left of the roadway’s center line while trying to pass another eastbound vehicle and crashed head-on into a westbound …

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Three injured in Mottville crash

Three people were injured last week in an accident in Mottville Township. State police said troopers were called at 1:35 p.m. Thursday to Riverside Drive, near Mann Road. According to investigators, Brian Waldron of Constantine was driving east on Riverside Drive. His vehicle approached a car that had slowed to turn left into a private drive when it passed the …

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Case against former teacher continues

Both sides in the criminal sexual conduct case against a former Centreville teacher said it’s possible they could reach resolution before a trial begins later this month. Neither Van Buren County Prosecutor Michael Bedford, who is acting as special prosecutor, nor Julia Kelly, defense counsel for Terry Miller, would comment regarding the status of discussions to settle the case prior …

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State police expand Angel Program

Michigan State Police has joined almost 200 law-enforcement agencies nationwide in the Angel Program, a pre-arrest diversion program to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand. The Angel Program allows someone with a drug addiction to walk into a state police post to seek help for their addiction, without the fear of arrest or investigation. As of this …

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Woman injured in Sturgis crash

A woman was injured as the result of a traffic crash early Wednesday at Wait and North Centerville roads in Sturgis. According to police, a 35-year-old Kalamazoo man was driving eastbound at a high speed on Wait Road and was unable to stop at North Centerville Road, crashing into a field. A passenger, a 30-year-old Sturgis woman, suffered a leg …

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