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CYCLONES DEFEAT K-WINGS

The Cincinnati Cyclones have pulled to within six points of the top spot in the North Division, as the second place Cyclones defeated the first place Kalamazoo Wings 5-3 Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena. A defensive struggle for the first 17 minutes of the first period featuring sprawling saves from both Maxime Clermont and Chet Pickard, turned in …

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EXPRESS STEALS GAME AWAY FROM K-WINGS

A solid effort in the first period, the Kalamazoo Wings squandered a three-goal lead and lost to Chicago Express 4-3 Friday night at Wings Stadium. A first period filled with plenty of hits and penalties led to three power-play goals for the K-Wings. Kory Karlander (13th) got things started for Kalamazoo with a snap shot in the slot past Chicago …

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Body is identified

A 30-year-old man with a last known address in Three Rivers was identified as the victim of an early morning fire Monday in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Thomas Nipper apparently broke into a storage barn at Meyer Broadway Park in an effort to seek shelter for the night. Investigators said Nipper intentionally started a fire …

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House fire near Mottville

A house in the 12000 block of Dickenson Road in Mottville Township was destroyed by fire Wednesday night. Fire officials said flames and heavy smoke were coming through the roof. Nobody was home at the time of the blaze, which was reported by a neighbor around 9 p.m. Personnel from the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Division will follow-up on …

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Law enforcement awards

Bill Lentz was named the Sturgis Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2011. The award was presented during Wednesday’s Sturgis City Commission meeting. Lentz was recognized by Public Safety Director David Northrup for his dedication to the department and his job. Northrup said Lentz has undertaken major cases in 2011 that yielded prosecution, including a criminal sexual conduct incident. …

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K-Wings educate the Walleye 3-1

Kalamazoo — The countdown is on for the Kalamazoo Wings. With just 19 games to go in the regular season the pressure is on as they battle to retain their hold on first place in the North Division. “Every point now from now until the end of the year is going to be harder and harder to get,” K-Wings coach …

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Fatal crash west of Sturgis

A 66-year-old White Pigeon man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on U.S. 12 at Klinger Lake Road.  The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department reports that a vehicle driven by Gary Beauchamp was eastbound on U.S. 12 when it crossed the centerline and struck a westbound vehicle driven by a 91-year-old Sturgis woman.  Beauchamp was pronounced dead at …

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K-WINGS TAKE WALLEYE TO SCHOOL

Led by cheers from students from 18 area schools, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Toledo Walleye 3-1 during the first of two Education Day games at Wings Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Generating a majority of the shots in the opening period, the Walleye outshot the K-Wings 9-3 and earned the lone goal of the period on a backhander from Riley Emmerson …

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Arrest following car theft

Three Rivers Police on Tuesday apprehended a man who allegedly stole a car from the Riverside Townhouses. Police said the vehicle was found abandoned in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store. With the aid of investigators from the Michigan State Police post at White Pigeon, the man was found at an undisclosed location several blocks away from where …

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Constantine – Sewer rate increase

Members of the Constantine Village Council are closer to approving new rates for its sewer service. A 20-percent increase for all businesses and residences in the village could be in effect once the seven-member council follows due diligence in approving the measure. On deck is a public hearing on the matter, as required by state statute. Village Manager Mark Honeysett …

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