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Man arraigned following murder

A Battle Creek man has been officially charged with shooting and killing his girlfriend. 27-year-old Richard Bozell was arraigned Monday on charges of open murder, habitual offender, felony firearm and possession of firearms by a felon. Bozell was arrested on Saturday night, just minutes after Tianna Hunt was removed from life support and died. The shooting happened on May 24th …

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Out and About – Week of June 2nd

We are now in June, which means that the chances of snow are slim, even though this is Michigan, and we all know what the weather can do in the “Water Wonderland”. You may now put away the snow blower for at least three months. Just think, in eighteen more days, the days will start getting shorter. I don’t think …

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Investigating a fire

An investigation into the source of a fire at a single-family residence over the weekend in Fabius Township is underway by state police officials. The blaze was reported at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 15000 block of Gleason Road. The fire was centered in the living room area of the residence, firefighters said. Two adults and their pets were able …

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New Emergency Medicine partnership

Sturgis Hospital has announced its new Emergency Medicine partnership with Emergency Physicians Medical Group, which began offering services effective Sunday. EPMG is a physician-owned practice that has been creating a culture of care for patients since 1976. It has been charged with emergency care and leadership in seven states through effective integration, not only within hospitals, but also the communities …

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Dirt bike stolen

A Honda dirt bike was stolen last week from a Nottawa Township residence. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the two-wheeler was taken between Wednesday and Thursday from a residence in the 60000 block of Bucknell Lane. The bike is white, with a two-colored seat, and the number 7 is displayed on the front and both sides of the …

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Debris cleaned up from river

A team of 15 people, including six first-time volunteers, gathered over the weekend to pull about 500 pounds of debris from the Fawn River. The first of five river cleanup events sponsored by the St. Joseph County Conservation District this summer took place Saturday. A four-mile stretch from Fawn River Road to Dickinson Road in White Pigeon Township yielded a …

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Grant received through EPA

St. Joseph County’s grant writer, Lindsay Oswald, has announced details of a $200,000 Brownfield Assessment grant received through the Environmental Protection Agency. The funds will be used for countywide, petroleum assessment of brownfield properties. Oswald explained that a brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of …

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Burglaries appear to be connected

Officers from the Sturgis Police Department are investigating a pair of weekend burglaries that appear to be connected. According to a department media release, a residence in the 400 block of East South Street was forcibly entered and multiple firearms were stolen. The incident occurred around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The family was home at the time. About five hours later, …

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Summer magic workshops

Sterlini Magic Mfg. in Colon is offering summer magic workshops starting Saturday. Owner John Sterlini said the free workshop series, called “Secrets of Magic,” will take place starting at 11 a.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30 at his studio in downtown Colon. Each session will last no longer than 45 minutes. He said the hands-on workshops will provide a behind-the-scenes …

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Man killed in towing accident

Authorities in southern Michigan say a 39-year-old man was killed while trying to use a pickup truck to pull a bulldozer out of a field where it was stuck. The Hillsdale County sheriff’s department says the accident happened Friday afternoon in Hillsdale Township, about 5 miles west of Hillsdale. The department says in a statement that Adam Ladd of Hillsdale …

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