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Sturgis business suffers second fire

For the second time in two days, the Sturgis Fire Department responded Wednesday to Cobalt Holdings. Fire officials said crews reported 20-foot flames emitting from a trailer on the north end of the business, located at 1111 N. Centerville Road. The source of the fire appeared to be recycled tire material and metal within the trailer. Crews were on scene …

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No action taken on proposed courthouse cell phone ban

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners took their share of heat Tuesday for a plan to ban cell phones from the historic courthouse. The reaction comes on the heels of discussion at last week’s Executive Committee meeting, during which commissioners were advised that the ban on cell phones in the north building will be imposed once a …

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Superintendent applicant withdraws application

A contender for the job of Centreville Public Schools’ superintendent has withdrawn her candidacy, opening the door for a new applicant. Rod Green, hired by the district through the Michigan Association of School Boards to lead the superintendent search, said he was informed Tuesday that Risa Herber withdrew from consideration. As a result, Kyle Corlett, principal at Park Elementary School …

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Names of attempted murder suspects released

The names of three men charged with attempted murder during an incident last weekend in Three Rivers have been released by authorities. Antonio Slater, 33, of Three Rivers, was arrested Sunday with 19-year-old Dondre Slater of Elkhart and 20-year-old Tremell Slater of Middlebury. Their arrests stem from a call to the 200 block of River Drive in Three Rivers, where …

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Fire crew respond to business fire

The Sturgis Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire late Tuesday at the north end of town. The incident occurred at Cobalt Holdings in the 1000 block of North Centreville Road. First-responding crews reported smoke from the north end of the building and determined that a piece of machinery was on fire. Upon entering the building, firefighters observed heavy …

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Multi-day search for car in Kalamazoo River comes up empty

Authorities say a multi-day search for a car that crashed into the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek has come up empty. Dive teams, police officers and firefighters searched starting Saturday after the crash was reported shortly before 5 a.m. that day. The search continued Tuesday with officers, boats, a dive team and officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. …

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