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Suspect in Sturgis burglary sentenced

One of several people charged in connection with the November 2015 burglary of Outpost Guns in Sturgis was sentenced last month in federal court in Grand Rapids. According to the Department of Justice, Kevonte Derome McNeely, 24, of Kalamazoo, was sentenced Aug. 31 to five years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of …

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Guilty verdict in murder trial

A jury comprised of six men and six women found Westly George guilty in the August 2015 murder of Eugene Jackson in Three Rivers. After four hours of deliberations Thursday, jurors returned a guilty verdict on charges of first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm. George is …

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Truck damaged by dislodged tire

A pickup was severely damaged last week in Constantine Township after it was struck by an object that became dislodged from a trailer attached to a vehicle in front of it. State police said the incident occurred at 2:45 p.m. Friday on U.S. 131 near Garber Road. The situation unfolded when a light-colored pickup pulling a trailer loaded with wood …

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Police search for stolen car

State police are seeking help from the public to track down a Jeep that was stolen last week from Fabius Township. The incident was reported at 4:30 p.m. Friday, when the victim told authorities a 1998 Jeep Cherokee was taken from the 61000 block of Youngman Road. The jeep is light blue and gray and did not have a license …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two people were arrested on drug-related charges early Thursday in the city of Sturgis. Sheriff’s deputies said an attempt to stop a vehicle at 12:30 a.m. on South Street near Cato Lane resulted in the suspect vehicle crashing into a tree at the intersection. The driver, a 46-year-old Burr Oak man, fled the scene on foot but was apprehended a …

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Bicyclists struck by car

A Three Rivers man was treated for injuries he suffered after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car this week in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said James Peter, 64, was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital following the incident, which occurred Wednesday on Parkville Road, just south of Heimbaugh Road. The driver of the car was 74-year-old Alma …

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