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6 hrs ago | WMSH-AM Sturgis

Tuesday's Storms Knock Down Limbs And Power Lines

Tuesday afternoon's severe line of thunderstorms that moved through the area knocked down some limbs and knocked out power as well.

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Related Topix: Weather

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Sneezing Fit Leads To Branch County Injury Accident

Union City Road Near Bidwell Road * Coldwater, MI By: Jim Measel - A Coldwater woman was injured on Monday morning in an accident that the Branch County Sheriff's Office says was caused by a sneezing fit.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Emmett officer arraigned on rape charges

Prosecutors have charged an Emmett Township public safety officer, Troy Estree, with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a teenage girl to whom he is related.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Stanton, MI

MLive.com

Emmett Township police officer Troy Estree arraigned on charges he sexually assauted teen relative

An Emmett Township Public Safety officer accused of sexually assaulting a teenage relative was arraigned Friday on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kalamazoo County, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Emmett officer held on sexual assault charges

An Emmett Township public safety officer is being held in jail after his arrest Wednesday on first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Detroit News

Calley is tea party's ally

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has proven his conservative credentials, and the tea party should view him as an ally, Fink writes.

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Related Topix: Ionia County, MI, Healthcare Law, Law, Hillsdale County, MI, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Opinion

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Man accused of assaulting Bronson fireman back in court

There was a pre-trial conference Monday in Branch County Circuit Court for the man charged with attacking a Bronson firefighter in June when a blaze broke out in Matteson Township.

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Related Topix: Bronson, MI

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Coldwater Man Captured In Colon After Jail Escape

Colon, MI By: Mike Stiles - A Coldwater man who walked away from the Calhoun County Jail was arrested in Colon Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Colon, MI, Coldwater, MI, Calhoun County, MI

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Lions Den hostage suspect waives preliminary exam

The man accused of taking a hostage during a barricaded standoff with police in Branch County nearly two weeks ago waived his right to a preliminary exam yesterday in Branch County District Court.

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Related Topix: Carleton, MI, Coldwater, MI

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Friends, and Charlie, help Ceresco girl overcome fears

Lauren Day is full of surprises. Watching her nuzzle her 4-H project horse, Charlie, at the Branch County 4-H Fair on Monday, nothing seemed amiss with the 15-year-old from Ceresco.

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WNWN-FM Battle Creek

It's Senior Citizen Day at the Branch County Fair

This year's Fair is flying by at the Branch County Fairgrounds with only 3 days left in the 2014 edition of the event which salutes seniors today with Senior Citizens Day including a special one p.m. program at the Dearth Center.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

All Branch County Proposals Pass On Tuesday

Coldwater, MI By: Mike Stiles - All of the county wide proposals facing Branch County voters passed during Tuesday's primary election.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI, Bronson, MI

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Branch County numbers are all in, three mi...

With all Branch County precincts having reported their numbers from Tuesday's primary Election, all three county-wide millage proposals will pass.

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WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Circus among the highlights of Kid's Day at Branch County Fair Tuesday

It's Day Three of the 2014 Branch County Fair and it's also Pioneer Kids Day at the Fair.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WMSH-AM Sturgis

PL Couple Injured In Branch County Rollover Accident

Witnesses told the Branch County Sheriff's Department that a northbound vehicle driven by 48-year-old Joseph Arthur Donelson over corrected after going off the right side of the road at about 10:50am.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Detroit Free Press

You haven't live here until ... You've gone to a Michigan county fair

WHY WOULD I DO THAT? First of all, 'tis the season. Secondly, it's a great way to show some county pride .

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Related Topix: Michigan, Jackson County, MI, Shiawassee County, MI, Cheboygan County, MI, Kalamazoo County, MI

Sat Aug 02, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Branch Co. 4-H Fair Is Underway

Coldwater, MI By: Mike Stiles - A long time summer event starts its nine day run today.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

Fri Aug 01, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Two women seriously injured in crash that closed US 12 near Bronson T...

The Branch County Sheriff's Department says two women from Sturgis seriously injured Thursday afternoon when their car was involved in a 3-vehicle accident on U-S 12 west of Bronson near Carpenter Road are now in stable condition.

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Related Topix: Sturgis, MI, Bronson, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Preliminary exam today for Lions Den stand-off suspect

The man accused of taking a hostage during a barricaded standoff with police last week in Branch County is scheduled to appear in District Court today for a preliminary exam.

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Related Topix: Carleton, MI, Coldwater, MI

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Investigation continues into Wednesday's fatal car...

An autopsy will be conducted as Branch County authorities continue to investigate yesterday's single car crash in Coldwater Township that took the life of a 70-year old woman.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

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