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Police identify 2 bicyclists hurt in hit-and-run crash

Authorities have identified two bicyclists injured when a pickup truck struck them as they rode with two other bicyclists in southwestern Michigan. The Kalamazoo County sheriff’s department says 50-year-old Mathew Sides of Plainwell and 44-year-old Andrea Fore of Kalamazoo suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were struck Thursday night in Alamo Township. The pickup’s driver did not stop. Valerie Litznerski was among …

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Police rescue man from river after car plunges into waterway

Police officers have pulled a man from a Calhoun County river after his car plunged into the waterway. WOOD-TV reports that the car went into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. The driver was out of the car and floating down the river when officers arrived. He told officers that he couldn’t swim. The television station …

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Michigan man avoids jail in returnable cans, bottles scam

A Michigan man who authorities say was trying to return more than 10,000 cans and bottles for 10 cents apiece is avoiding jail time. The Livingston Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports Brian Edward Everidge of Columbiaville was ordered Thursday to pay $1,230 in fines and court costs following his earlier guilty plea to one count of beverage return …

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Several injured in crash

A group of Constantine residents was treated for injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident last week in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s officials said 78-year-old Ken Sawyer was driving south on U.S. 131 at 6:55 p.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a vehicle behind a car waiting to turn left into a driveway near King Road. Investigators said Sawyer’s vehicle …

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Missing Kalamazoo man found

A Kalamazoo man suffering from mental health-related issues was found in Centreville last weekend. Sheriff’s officials said deputies were called to a report of a suspicious man at an undisclosed location. The 39-year-old man had been reported missing for about a week. He was turned over to the custody of his family, according to authorities.

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Woman arrested on drug charges

A Colon woman was arrested last week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Centreville. Sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle was stopped shortly after 2 p.m. Nov. 3 for defective equipment. The deputy who initiated the stop eventually found a large quantity of crystal meth and marijuana, investigators said. The 29-year-old Colon woman was charged with …

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