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Cass County murder trial on hold

The murder trial for a man believed to have killed a southwest Michigan couple more than two and a half years ago has been put on hold.  A Cass County judge has agreed to a defense request that 28-year old Keith Lintz undergo an exam to determine if he’s mentally competent to stand trial. Defense Attorney Greg Feldman says Lintz …

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The deer hunt continues

Hunters have taken to the field across Michigan with the opening of the state’s 16-day firearm deer season, but with limits for hunters across much of the southern part of the Lower Peninsula. Hunters in that part of the state can’t kill as many deer as usual because of an insect-spread deer disease. Firearm deer hunting season started Thursday and runs through …

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Good Boy

Tim may be going into foster care. They just call be Good Boy. I am a large six year old male Mastiff mix. I am a big boy but very gentle. I should be in a family with no young children as I get a little too protective of the little ones. I need to be neutered and some obedience …

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Search for man successful

An exhaustive search for a Flowerfield Township man yielded a successful result earlier this week. The 73-year-old man had been outside for about 18 hours before he was discovered around 4 p.m. Tuesday. St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk said Robert L. Woods was found in a field in Cass County, less than two miles from his residence off Dutch …

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Firearm deer hunting season

The firearm deer hunting season is underway in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources is expecting a good year for hunters with the deer population likely higher than last year in the Northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. Southern Michigan deer numbers could be down due to the outbreak this year of EHD, which has killed over 12-thousand deer in 2012. The firearms deer …

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Mendon volleyball team to face Beal City

This football season may be done for the year, but Mendon High School has an athletic team one step from playing for a state title. The Mendon varsity volleyball team is set to take the court Friday afternoon in Battle Creek, where the Lady Hornets will face Beal City in a Class D match. Mendon, ranked No. 2 in Class …

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Michigan DNR deer check station

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will have a deer-check station set up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting today at Crane Pond State Game Area, near Jones. With the 15-day firearm season beginning today, Steve Chadwick, wildlife division supervisor for the Southwest Region, said with the exception of Thanksgiving day, the station will be manned for the four-hour period …

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Police investigating breaking-and-entering

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are looking into a pair of breaking-and-entering incidents in Colon Township. The matter was brought to the attention of the sheriff’s department Monday after the break-ins were discovered at locations on Brandt Road, near Farrand Road. Two seasonal cabins were entered and ransacked. Investigators said all breakable objects were destroyed, photographs were …

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Fire in Kalamazoo County

Two people were severely burned Wednesday morning in a fire at a home near Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office says crews responded to the house in Schoolcraft shortly after 2 a.m. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but they went in, pulling the two severely burned residents out. The victims were rushed to Bronson Hospital where doctors are treating them for burns …

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Church to get permit

A public hearing before the Three Rivers City Commission is the next step for backers of a special-use permit to allow for a place of worship in the municipality’s downtown district. Members of the Three Rivers Planning Commission on Monday agreed to the special-use request sought by Verse By Verse Ministries for Sunday religious services. It has already been meeting …

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