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Two-vehicle crash in Sturgis

There were no injuries as a result of a two-vehicle crash Monday in Sturgis. The incident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Cottage Street. Police said one of the drivers failed to yield right-of-way at the stop sign at Cottage Street. The Cottage Street motorist drove into the intersection, where the vehicle collided with …

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Trailer stolen in Coldwater

State troopers are investigating the theft of a 17-foot camper trailer from Haylett Auto in Coldwater. The incident occurred between 4 and 4:50 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said the suspects took the trailer from a storage area on Lott Road and U.S. 12. After pulling onto Lott Road and traveling east, the trailer broke loose from the hitch of the towing …

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Coldwater man facing murder charge

A Coldwater man charged with second-degree murder and assault with intent to cause harm less than murder is in police custody. State police said Chad Danbury, 42, faced charges following a June 2018 incident in which 36-year-old Grant Morrison died at a Branch County residence. The situation occurred just after midnight June 3 last year in the 400 block of …

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Firewood theft in Fawn River Township

State police troopers are investigating larceny of firewood that took place last weekend in Fawn River Township. Law-enforcement officials were called Sunday to the 71000 block of Bauman Road in response to the victim’s complaint. The suspects were driving a newer model black Jeep Cherokee with an Indiana license plate beginning with the letters “TK.” The homeowner observed the vehicle …

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Marcellus woman injured in Cass County crash

A Marcellus woman was injured after the car she was driving went off the roadway earlier this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday to Hathaway Road near Church Street in response to a personal-injury crash. Investigators said 30-year-old Donna Wright was driving north on Hathaway when she moved toward the shoulder of the …

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Two arrested in Sturgis

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses in Sturgis this week. According to a Sturgis Police Department media release, officers responded around 8 a.m. Tuesday to what was reported as a suspicious situation in the 1200 block of East Chicago Road. During their investigation, officers discovered methamphetamine and a large amount of marijuana. In addition, both subjects involved had valid …

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K-Wings fall to Walleye in OT

The school bell rang early for the Kalamazoo Wings (3-1-1-0) on Tuesday morning as they hosted the Toledo Walleye (4-1-0-0) on Education Day.  The game started at 10:30 a.m. Students from all over Southwest Michigan were a part of the capacity crowd of 5,220, including students from schools such as Cassopolis, Marcellus, Centreville and Constantine. K-Wings defenseman Matt VanVoorhis, who …

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Amanda’s House plans ribbon-cutting

A long-term project supported by several area churches in St. Joseph County is celebrating a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event in coming weeks. Representatives from “Amanda’s House,” a Three Rivers residence overseen by Hope United, invite the public to the ribbon cutting, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The address is 222 S. Main St. “Amanda’s House” is a recovery …

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Woman injured in Mendon crash

A Mendon Township woman was injured after she attempted to avoid a deer and instead drove into a tree. Sheriff’s deputies were called at 8:20 p.m. Sunday to Michigan Avenue near Hallam Road in Mendon Township. Upon further investigation, they found that 63-year-old Pamela Frost was driving west on Michigan Avenue when she swerved her vehicle to avoid colliding with …

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Local teams in football playoffs

A number of St. Joseph County-based teams and a few others on its fringe are involved in Michigan High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs. In Division 4, 5-and-4 Vicksburg will take on 8-and-1 Paw Paw Friday night at Paw Paw. In Division 6, Constantine will put its 7-and-2 record on the line against undefeated Niles Brandywine. The game, hosted by …

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