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Michigan state law says couple’s car impounded over niece’s debt is legal
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:03:10 -0700

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A couple from West Michigan lost their car over an unpaid debt they claim wasn’t even theirs to pay. The couple claims there’s no way the car should have been taken, but Michigan law says otherwise. Verlin and Linda Hunt loaned their car to their niece so she could get […]

Sheriff: Michigan man hurt after jumping from car
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:07:48 -0700

Gobles — Van Buren County authorities say a man is seriously injured after jumping out of a moving car during an argument with his former girlfriend.

Three suspects arrested after home break-in
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:33:55 -0700

ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Three suspects are arrested after a break-in in Van Buren County. It happened around 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Michigan State Police Troopers were called to a home in Almena Township. The homeowner told dispatcher

Michigan man gets at least 17 years for assault
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:08:58 -0700

A Michigan man has been sentenced to 17 to 40 years in prison for assaulting his estranged girlfriend with the intent to commit murder.

75-year-old felon arrested for violating parole: homeowners forgive him for past theft
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:48:10 -0700

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – A 75-year-old Hartford man, and multi-convicted felon, was arrested Wednesday morning in Bangor Township for violating his parole requirements. Deputies arrested Thorston Gedvick at a home on the 62000 block of 36th Avenue in Bangor Township around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Gedvick was wanted for an outstanding felony fugitive warrant from […]

Van Buren working to become first county in state with every school designated ‘Heart Safe’
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:18:01 -0700

LAWRENCE, Mich. — It’s sudden, potentially deadly, and can often happen to individuals who have no idea they have a prior condition. More than 400,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest in the United States each year and it’s a condition that’s becoming more prevalent among young people too. Several student athletes from West Michigan have died […]

Veggie stand thieves strike for the fourth time
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:03:01 -0700

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — A thief has stolen from farmer Andrew Nesbitt’s vegetable stand again. FOX 17 reported on a couple of other thefts at the veggie stand off of M-40 in Lawton. According to Michigan State Police, the total is now four incidents. Nesbitt’s surveillance camera also caught the latest culprit who stole pumpkins […]

Dispatch: Missing South Haven teenager found
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:03:01 -0700

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — Van Buren County Dispatch confirm the missing teenage from South Haven has been returned home early Saturday morning. The Michigan State Police had been searching for the missing 14-year-old after she never returned home from school Friday. Police said Nevaeh Cereane Gant, 14, was last seen Friday at Baseline Middle School in South Haven. They […]

Costco Building New Warehouse, Adding Jobs In Wayne County
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:45:30 -0700

Van Buren Township approved a $3.7 million tax break for the project.

Fairfield Police Department says goodbye to canine companion
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:29:19 -0700

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014 the retired Fairfield police canine, Banjoir, passed away peacefully in his sleep. Banjoir would have been 10 years old in October.