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Girl injured in Cass County crash

A 14-year-old girl driving a golf cart was injured last weekend after the vehicle was struck by a pickup in Cass County. Deputies were called around 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the intersection of Wayne Street and Hilltop Drive in Porter Township. Investigators said it appears the girl drove from Hilltop Drive onto Wayne Street but failed to yield the right-of-way …

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Michigan woman accused of taking 4 fawns from woods

A Montcalm County woman has been accused of taking four fawns from the woods and giving them to family friends as pets. Authorities say the woman called the Michigan Department of Natural Resources May 18, and said she discovered a fawn whose mother wasn’t around. DNR Sgt. Ron Kimmerly says the woman was told to put the fawn back where …

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WWII bomber recovered from Lake Michigan to be restored

A WWII bomber recovered from Lake Michigan has arrived at the Air Zoo in Portage for restoration. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the restoration process for the U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-2P Dauntless Dive Bomber is expected to take three to five years to complete. The restoration will be done mostly by volunteers. The plane is the third Lake Michigan-recovered aircraft …

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Utility shuts down nuclear power unit after steam release

A rupture released steam at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan, forcing a utility to shut down one of the two units. Indiana Michigan Power says the steam was not radioactive but it damaged a wall at the Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 early Wednesday in Bridgman. There were no injuries. The utility says there were no other complications …

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Sturgis man injured in crash

A Sturgis man suffered injuries after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was struck in the rear last weekend in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a truck driven by 55-year-old Kenelm Digby, of Otsego, was northbound on M-66 at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, when it hit a trailered boat hitched to an SUV waiting to turn westbound onto …

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Water Festival events well attended

Last month’s Three Rivers Water Festival received high marks from its organizing committee, whose members assembled last week for a wrap-up meeting. Committee member Barb Stutesman said numbers in most activities were higher than in previous years. The opening-night parade featured more than 1,000 participants in 126 units, while the inaugural Car Cruise drew 36 vehicles. The annual, final-day car …

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Woman injured in crash

A Kalamazoo woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Fabius Township. Carissa Jones, 18, was driving north on Day Road at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle in the 57000 block, near Dutch Settlement Road. Jones had to be extricated from the vehicle and was airlifted to Borgess Medical Center. She was …

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K-Wings sign two; Extend offers to six others

KALAMAZOO, MI – While the calendar just turned to July, the Kalamazoo Wings and head coach Nick Bootland are looking ahead to October. The K-Wings announced the signings of forward Tanner Sorenson and defenseman Sean O’ Rourke on Friday, making them the first two players signed for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Sorenson, 23, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, will be …

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Driver faces drunken driving charge in crash that killed boy

A southwestern Michigan woman has been charged in connection with a rollover crash that left a 4-year-old boy dead. WOOD-TV and WWMT-TV report that 24-year-old Nicole Camden, of Kalamazoo, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and other charges. Police say a minivan rolled over April 1 in Kalamazoo Township. Jayden Johnson was …

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Out and About – Week of July 4th

Three Rivers has always been my hometown. I was raised here, then ventured out into the real world soon after graduation from high school. For the next thirty-three years, I lived in the Chicago area, Denver, and Las Vegas. I always thought of Three Rivers as my hometown because of the people and the sense of tranquility that made up …

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