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Homeowner dead, 3 officers wounded dead in Kalamazoo County shooting

Authorities are seeking murder and other charges against a man they say shot three officers and killed a 22-year-old father after taking him hostage inside his home. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said there was no apparent connection between the jailed suspect and Christopher Neal. Neal was at his Comstock Township home Sunday night watching television with his wife and …

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Police officer shot, wounded outside a Battle Creek home

A 33-year-old police officer has been shot and wounded outside a home in Battle Creek. Battle Creek officer Jeffery Johnson was in stable condition at a hospital after being struck about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the chest and left leg. A slug also grazed one of his wrists. Police say officers were on patrol when they heard yelling at the …

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TR student subject to disciplinary action

Classes resumed Monday without incident for Three Rivers High School students. The high school on Friday last week was placed into what district officails called a “soft lockdown” around 10 a.m. due to a school threat. Students at the high school were released for the day at 11:30 a.m. as a precaution. Superintendent Ron Moag said the district was able …

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Man arrested following TR bank robbery

Century Bank and Trust in Three Rivers was robbed Monday, and a suspect has been arrested. Authorities said a man handed a teller a note, in which he demanded money. The man was wearing a blue sweatshirt, a dark Carhartt cap and blue jeans. The man was found following tips from the community.

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Man dies in Cass County crash

An Elkhart man died in a single-vehicle crash last week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Friday to an area on Bellows Road, near Idlewild Street. Chase Miller, age 28, was driving north on Bellows Road when his vehicle left the roadway and went into a pond. Miller’s body was …

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Stolen vehicle – Man arrested

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested a man driving a stolen vehicle in Sherman Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called Thursday to a report of a man driving a stolen vehicle. They responded to an area near Banker Street and Shimmel Road and eventually found the vehicle in question. John Fox …

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Man uses battle ax to fight off intruder

A Michigan man whose hobbies include ritualized combat with replica weapons from the Middle Ages says he wielded a battle ax he calls “my baby” to fend off an intruder. Thirty-six-year-old Ben Ball tells WOOD-TV he was playing video games at his apartment in Oshtemo Township late Wednesday when someone who once dated his ex-roommate kicked in his door. He …

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Sheriff Balk announces retirement

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of January. Balk, 65, said his last day will be Jan. 31, 11 months before the end of his four-year elected term. Sheriff since 2009, Balk appeared before county commission members and read a one-page letter in which he stated his plans to step down. He …

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Southwestern Michigan police chief dies in vehicle crash

A southwestern Michigan police chief has died after crashing his vehicle into a tree. Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Schmaltz says 59-year-old Nashville Police Chief Chris Allen Koster died in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Richland Township. Investigators say Koster’s vehicle went off a road and struck a tree. No other passengers were in Koster’s vehicle at the …

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Trailer stolen in Constantine Township

State police officials are investigating the theft of a trailer from a location in Constantine Township. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday in the 12000 block of Miller Road. The trailer was white and made by Jayco. Its value is estimated to be $7,000, according to authorities.

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