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Items stolen from Sturgis home

Michigan State Police troopers responded last week to a breaking-and-entering incident at a residence in Sturgis Township. Troopers were called Oct. 9 to the 69000 block of Elaine Drive. The victim told police the incident likely occurred around 3 a.m. and entered through the back entrance of the residence. A small safe and a laptop computer were reported stolen.

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Cows shot and killed in Sherman Township

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident in Sherman Township where a number of cows were shot and killed. Sometime between Saturday and Monday, the suspect or suspects shot several cows in the 27000 block of Banker Street. Additional information was not available, as the incident remains under investigation.

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Road work will cause 131 detour

Motorists who travel U.S. 131 into the Kalamazoo area are being advised of a notable road project starting next week that will result in the full closure of a section of the highway. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the railroad crossing at the south end of the village of Schoolcraft will be closed for up to three weeks beginning …

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Boat stolen in Lockport

A pontoon boat was reported stolen last weekend from a Lockport Township location. State police said the incident occurred between noon Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday in the 17000 block of South River Road. The boat is a 1989 Ensign, 20 feet in length and includes a 25 horsepower Johnson motor.

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Missing woman in Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a missing-person report in the village of Vandalia. Ramona Huffman, 48, was last seen shortly after 9 o’clock Tuesday night, when she left her home to walk to a nearby gas station. Her family attempted for several hours to find her before calling police. Huffman is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs …

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State panel agrees petition sufficient

A step toward a resolution in Three Rivers’ attempt to annex an 80-acre parcel from Lockport Township was taken Wednesday during a proceeding before members of a state panel. A recommending body comprised of State Boundary Commission staff and the office of the state’s Attorney General, concurred that the annexation petition filed by the city is legally sufficient. Its recommendation …

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