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12 hrs ago | 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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

SW Michigan Jobless Rates Up In June

Jobless rates creeped up slightly around Southwest Michigan in the month of June.

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Related Topix: St Joseph County, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

AUDIO: Stand-off and armed robbery suspect to face multiple charges, Branch C...

The suspect in Tuesday's barricaded gunman hostage incident north of Coldwater that ended in his surrender without injuries following a 3-hour standoff is expected to be arraigned today in Branch County District Court.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Ex-village treasurer arrested for robbery & kidnapping

At 10:11 a.m. Tuesday, Steuben County deputies and Angola, Ind., police were in pursuit of a suspect who had just robbed the CVS Pharmacy in Angola.

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WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Police release name of Tuesday's armed rob...

The suspect in Tuesday's barricaded gunman hostage incident north of Coldwater that ended in his surrender without injuries following a 3-hour standoff is expected to be arraigned today in Branch County District Court.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI, Carleton, MI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Robbery Suspect Expected To Face Branch Charges First

Branch County Jail * Coldwater, MI By: Jim Measel - A 39-year-old man from Carleton, Michigan who allegedly robbed an Angola pharmacy of medications, led police on a high speed chase for over 20 miles and held a woman hostage inside of an adult bookstore near Coldwater for almost three hours on Tuesday is expected to face formal charges first in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI, Carleton, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLNS-TV Lansing

Authorities Say Man Takes Hostage At Adult Store

Certain lots of whole peaches , nectarines , plums and pluots packed between June 1 through July 12 due to the potential of the fruits being contaminated with listeria.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Coldwater, MI

Battle Creek Enquirer

Police & Fire

Branch County Sheriff Deputies, Coldwater police and Michigan State Police Troopers along with officers from several Indiana departments chased the man north on I-69 after the armed robbery in Angola, said Lt.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI, Battle Creek, MI

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Barricaded gunman at Lions Den taken into custody with no injuries

A three hour police standoff in Branch County with a barricaded gunman who had taken hostages at an adult entertainment store this morning north of Coldwater ended shortly after 1 pm Tuesday afternoon when the suspect was taken into custody.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Gunman barricaded at adult novelty store in Mich.

Sheriff's officials are at the scene of a barricaded gunman at a store near Coldwater, according to the Branch County Sheriff's Office.

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WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Coldwater man found competent to stand trial in de...

A Coldwater man has been found competent to stand trial after being charged with open murder in the death of a 7-month old boy this spring.

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Related Topix: Coldwater, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Branch County Fair names 2014 King and Queen courts

You know the Branch County Fair is close by on the calendar when they make the announcement on the members of the King and Queen courts.

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Related Topix: Union City, MI, Reading, MI, Quincy, MI, Tekonsha, MI, Coldwater, MI

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Quincy Resident Dies In Motorcycle-Pickup Truck Crash

U.S. 12 in Allen, Michigan By: Jim Measel - A Quincy resident was killed Tuesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on U.S. 12 in the village of Allen.

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Related Topix: Allen, MI, Quincy, MI, Hillsdale County, MI, Hillsdale, MI

Mon Jul 14, 2014

MLive.com

Sex offender who convinced young girls to send him nude photos gets max sentence from federal judge

For that, Rothrock, a registered sex offender from Kalamazoo, was sentenced Monday to 40 years in federal prison, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Federal Prisons, Prison

Sun Jul 13, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Bronson Knights of Columbus Polish Food Sale

The food sale takes place from 11 A.M. until 9 P.M. Menu items include: Polish Sausage sandwiches, Kraut, chicken and noodles, Kwas Soup, hot dogs, duck soup.

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Related Topix: Bronson, MI, Life, Food, Meat, Chicken

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

MSP Investigating Air Conditioning And Utility Pole Thefts

Coldwater, MI By: Jim Measel - Michigan State Police troopers from the Coldwater Post say they have investigated several thefts of air conditioning units within the past six months in Branch County.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Slice of American Pie

Featuring 25 artists in a variety of different mediums from pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and more.

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Related Topix: White Pigeon, MI, Pigeon, MI, St Joseph County, MI

WMSH-AM Sturgis

Alleged Firefighter Attacker Waived To Branch Circuit Court

Coldwater, MI By: Jim Measel - A man who has been charged with two counts of assault in connection with an alleged attack on Bronson's Assistant Fire Chief and a Consumers Energy lineman has been bound over to Branch County Circuit Court after he waived his preliminary exam in District Court on Monday.

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