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Sturgis police arrest three men on several charges

Sturgis police arrested three men Friday night after responding to a domestic assault in the 200 block of Washington Street. Officers around 10 p.m. attempted to take a 32-year-old man into custody, when he assaulted a Sturgis officer. Officers then obtained a search warrant for the residence and discovered a small amount of methamphetamine and a large amount of marijuana, …

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Man gets jail in theft from fundraiser for fallen officer

The former president of a motorcycle club who was accused of stealing money from a fundraiser for a Kalamazoo police officer who was killed while on duty in 2011 has been sentenced to five months in jail. Fifty-five-year-old Joseph Weeks Sr. of Kalamazoo County’s Comstock Township earlier pleaded no contest to embezzlement from a nonprofit. A no contest plea isn’t …

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Sturgis building destroyed by fire

A building was destroyed by fire last week in the city of Sturgis. According to Sturgis Public Safety Director Geoff Smith, the blaze was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Friday in the 1000 block of North Centerville Road at Lafayette Street. The building was a part of the John B. Simpson Electrical Co. business. Its fire was reported by the …

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Police investigate hit-and-run crash in Constantine

The vehicle of a 38-year-old Indiana woman was struck by a hit-and-run driver last week in Constantine Township. State police said the incident occurred at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 131 and Youngs Prairie Road. The victim, from Middlebury, told authorities her vehicle was struck by a tan sport-utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV pleaded with …

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TV stolen in Flowerfield Township

A 32-inch, flat-screen television was reported stolen from a barn in Flowerfield Township last week. State police investigators responded around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 15000 block of Flowerfield Road. The victim told police the incident likely occurred the last week of March.

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Tanker truck driver dies in Cass County crash

Authorities say a tanker truck driver is dead following a crash in southwestern Michigan that prompted an evacuation of the nearby area. The Cass County sheriff’s department says 60-year-old Charles Edwards of Berrien Springs was pronounced dead at the scene of the early Thursday crash in Howard Township. Authorities say the truck was hauling gasoline and ended up on its …

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