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Man arrested after shooting at Battle Creek police officer

A 21-year-old man who is accused of shooting at a Battle Creek police officer during a traffic stop has been arrested. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the man could face assault with intent to murder charges. He was found hiding Saturday night in the basement of a home that police had surrounded for several hours. Major Jim Grafton says …

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Man faces six charges in Cass County

In this booking photo provided by the Cass County Sheriff, Daniel Thornton is shown. Investigators say the man in southwestern Michigan set a fire at a house while two women and five children were inside. A confrontation between Thornton and firefighters gave the group an opportunity to escape from the house Tuesday night in Howard Township, 60 miles southwest of Kalamazoo, Mich. The Cass County sheriff's office says there are allegations that Thornton tried to trap the women by nailing a bedroom door shut. (Cass County Sheriff via AP)

A Cass County man faces six charges following an incident earlier this week in Howard Township. Sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old Daniel Thornton was arraigned Wednesday on charges stemming from the Tuesday, March 1 incident that occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Huntley Road. Thornton was charged with arson in the second and third degrees, assault by strangulation, assault with a …

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Cass County crash sends man to hospital

A Niles man was injured after he lost control of his vehicle on snow-covered roads Tuesday in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 59-year-old Robert Bradford was driving west on M-60 around 3:15 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle near Calvin Center Road. His vehicle slid into the path of an oncoming semi driven by Richard Landrum, of …

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Man arrested on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrested a man Monday for drug-related offenses in Three Rivers. Sheriff’s department officials said SCAN members had received information about a subject allegedly trafficking cocaine. Further investigation led to the discovery that the subject was on parole. SCAN investigators made contact with the subject at the Three Rivers Michigan Department of …

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County Commission to hear annual reports

Five annual reports highlight today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. The reports will start with District Court, followed by Circuit Court, succeeded by Friend of the Court. Commissioners will then hear the juvenile court report, before concluding with the county clerk and register of deeds. Also on today’s agenda is a request from the sheriff’s department for an …

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Sentencing next 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 is awaiting sentencing in the case. WOOD-TV reports Joseph Weeks Sr. of Kalamazoo County’s Comstock Township last week pleaded no contest to charges including embezzlement from a nonprofit of $200 or …

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