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Police department changes pursuit policy after fatal crash

A southwestern Michigan police department has changed its policy on pursuits after a motorist was killed after her vehicle was hit by another car fleeing police. Portage’s public safety Director Richard White tells WOOD-TV his department is no longer chasing motorists for minor offenses. Officers still will chase violent felons and drivers posing threats to the public. White says: “I …

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Trailers stolen in Mottville

Two enclosed trailers were stolen over the weekend from a location in Mottville Township. State police investigators were called around 7 a.m. Saturday to the 68000 block of Union Road, where the victim told authorities the trailers were likely taken between 6 and 7 o’clock that morning. One measures eight-feet-wide by 20-feet in length. The second trailer is five-feet wide …

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Police investigate home invasion

State police investigators are looking into a home invasion that occurred last week in Constantine Township. Troopers were called Thursday afternoon to the 65000 block of Constantine Road, where force was used to enter a residence between noon and 4 p.m. Among items stolen were a long gun, knives, jewelry boxes and jewelry.

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Three Rivers boy drowns in holiday weekend incident

A 6-year-old Three Rivers boy drowned over the holiday weekend in Kalamazoo County. According to Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputies, Carvell Johnson was found unresponsive in about three feet of water at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in Crooked Lake. The 162-acre body of water is in Texas Township. Family members told police Johnson was aboard a pontoon boat with adults and other …

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Man arrested following Constantine Township incident

A Constantine-area man was cited for domestic violence and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol this week. State Police were notified around 10 p.m. Tuesday about a 60-year-old man allegedly armed with a rifle and threatening to kill his wife and himself at a residence in the 62000 block of Lutz Road in Constantine Township. The …

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Girl injured in Cass County crash

A 14-year-old girl driving a golf cart was injured last weekend after the vehicle was struck by a pickup in Cass County. Deputies were called around 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Wayne Street and Hilltop Drive in Porter Township. Investigators said it appears the girl drove from Hilltop Drive onto Wayne Street but failed to yield the right-of-way …

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