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Seven year prison sentence

An employee who almost ruined a small grocery chain in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for embezzlement. Christopher Pratt admits he stole more than $6 million from Village Market Food Centers, based in South Haven, while handling the financial books. He was sentenced Monday in Kalamazoo federal court. The 42-year-old Portage man had …

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Man killed in crash

A Sturgis man died and another suffered serious injuries during a single-car crash in Sturgis Saturday morning. Sturgis police said Mark Edmisten, 28, died after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree at the intersection of Hatch and Jean streets. A passenger, 42-year-old Juan Ortiz, was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital. Police said speed and alcohol appear to …

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New business opening

Three Rivers city officials celebrated the opening of the first business on the former Essex Wire site with a ceremonial ribbon cutting last week. Friday’s media event centered on a business called The Shop at Sheffield, owned by Central Manufacturing Services. The Shop includes maintenance and washing services, as well as an operations office for CMS. The 11,000-square-foot facility is …

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The top sedan is the Chevy Impala

The first American sedan in 20 years to earn Consumer Reports’ top score is the Chevrolet Impala. The magazine has ranked the completely reworked 2014 version of the full-size car as its top U.S. sedan, based on ride, handling, quality of materials and other factors. It’s the first time in two decades that a domestic brand has beaten cars from …

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Man injured in crash

A Sturgis man was airlifted to Borgess Hospital after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a utility trailer Tuesday in Fawn River Township. State police said James Ortmann was driving east on U.S. 12 when the trailer of a westbound vehicle driven by Sturgis resident Corey Roberts broke from the truck to which it was attached. The trailer …

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David Pitt to perform at Riviera

A successful gospel-recording artist will perform this weekend as part of a benefit for a Marcellus woman. Kentucky’s David Pitt will be the featured artist during a performance 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. Also taking part in the event will be The Heralders, a Southern-Gospel quartet from Hudsonville. All proceeds from the event will benefit the …

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Hit-and-run incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into a hit-and-run incident Saturday night in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, a female juvenile was walking north in the southbound shoulder of Fulton Road when she was struck by the bumper of a vehicle that failed to stop. The victim was struck in the leg but …

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Sheriff investigating

Cash, jewelry, a camera and tools were stolen from a garage between July 4 and 14 in Sturgis Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. A department media release indicated the rear window of a garage in the 67000 block of M-66 was compromised, allowing access to the site. Also, the victim reported a number of items belonging …

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Riverside Health Clinic receives grant

Riverside Health Clinic was the recipient of a $10,000 grant Tuesday. Officials from the Three Rivers-based clinic said patients who require chronic-disease management for ailments such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension, will benefit the most from the gift presented by the Monsanto Fund. Cindy Kujacznski, executive director of the Riverside Health Clinic, said the majority of the donation will go …

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Traffic advisory for motorists

The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a traffic advisory for motorists in Cass County. The agency said single-lane closures on M-40 between M-60 and U.S. 12 will be under flag control for a repaving project. MDOT says the undertaking will be completed at the end of September.

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