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Missing South Haven teenager found safe
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 […]

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 woman, boyfriend arrested for child abuse
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:07:49 -0700

Paw Paw — Van Buren County authorities have arrested a mother and her boyfriend in connection to the abuse of her 11-year-old son.

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 […]

Missing South Haven teen found safe
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:49:20 -0700

A missing teen is found safe in Van Buren County.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Mother, son killed in crash in Van Buren County
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:19:14 -0700

HARTFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A crash Thursday morning in Van Buren County has left a mother and son dead.