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Drive-by shooting in TR – Investigation continues

Three Rivers police officers are continuing their investigation into what appears to be a drive-by shooting earlier this week in the 800 block of 8th Street. A department media release indicated the incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told authorities they noticed a speeding vehicle in the area with its headlights off. It appears someone inside the vehicle …

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US-131 resurfacing project – Kalamazoo County

Michigan Department of Transportation started a highway resurfacing project Tuesday in Kalamazoo County. According to MDOT spokesman Nick Schirripa, the resurfacing will cover more than 11 miles of U.S. 131 from Milham Avenue in Portage to north of M-43/West Main Street in Kalamazoo. The $5.8 million investment includes full-depth joint repairs, concrete removal, aggregate shoulders and pavement markings. As a …

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Police arrest Constantine man on drug charges

A Constantine man was arrested this week on drug-related charges after Three Rivers officers found methamphetamine in his vehicle. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, an officer stopped Tuesday evening on Broadway Street, near Health Parkway, to assist a motorist whose vehicle had a flat tire. The officer became suspicious of the man during the course of …

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Democrat Jon Hoadley launches run against Rep. Fred Upton

Democratic state Rep. Jon Hoadley is launching a campaign to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan. Hoadley, who announced his run Monday, has represented the Kalamazoo area since 2015. He says he’s tired of “watching those with so much tell the rest of us that we haven’t earned anything at all.” Upton has been in Congress for …

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Drug arrests south of Three Rivers

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last weekend following a traffic stop in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies in the early morning hours Sunday attempted to stop a vehicle for an improper-plate violation. It was eventually stopped on Lutz Road, near Hoshel Road. Upon making contact with the occupants, deputies suspected narcotics played a …

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Larceny arrests in Sturgis

Two area residents were arrested early Sunday in Sturgis after an alert homeowner reported seeing suspicious activity near his car parked in his driveway. Sturgis officers were called at 3:30 a.m. to the 1300 block of Rolling Ridge. Upon making contact with the individuals, police located stolen property. A 20-year-old Sturgis man was arrested for larceny from a motor vehicle, …

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Bridge replacement west of Colon

A bridge-replacement project that will impact traffic on M-66 in Colon Township will begin next week. Michigan Department of Transportation said the bridge over the abandoned New York Central Railroad will be replaced, with work starting Monday. The bridge is on M-66, just north of the M-86 split east into the village of Colon. A detour will take traffic to …

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Deal reached on lawsuit over Michigan ban on ballot selfies

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has agreed to settle a lawsuit over a ban on so-called ballot selfies. Joel Crookston, a voter in the Kalamazoo area, sued in 2016 to try to stop Michigan’s ban on taking photos of marked ballots or publicly exposing them. Lawyers won’t talk about the deal until details are filed in federal court on May …

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State police hires newest recruits

A Three Rivers native is one of Michigan State Police’s newly hired troopers. Alex Sussdorf will soon report to work after graduating last week from the 135th Trooper Recruit School. Sussdorf is assigned to the Niles post, which covers Berrien and Cass counties. The Marshall post, which serves St. Joseph, Branch and Calhoun counties, will obtain five of the newest …

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New fishing season, regulations take effect in Michigan

Michigan’s fishing season is underway, which means it’s time to renew your license if you haven’t already done so. The state Department of Natural Resources says all 2019 fishing licenses are good for all species and are valid through March 31, 2020. Anglers can choose from eight options. The resident annual license costs $26. The nonresident annual license sells for …

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