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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.

14,000+ marijuana plants found in armed West Michigan camp
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:32:34 -0700

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – Michigan State Police are searching for the suspects tied to a large grow operation in an armed camp in Covert Township. The following is a news release sent by Michigan State Police:   On 07/29/2014 Southwest Enforcement Team received a tip on a marijuana grow in Covert Twp, Van Buren […]

Storms whip Van Buren County
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:48:57 -0700

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Residents in Grand Junction and across Van Buren County are dealing with damage wrought by heavy storms coming off Lake Michigan at this hour.

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.

'77 murder conviction reinstated by appeals court
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:38:46 -0700

The Michigan appeals court has overturned a decision by a Van Buren County judge and reinstated the murder conviction of a man who has been in prison for nearly 40 years.

Michigan State Police seize over 14,000 marijuana plants at Van Buren County grow operation
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:03:37 -0700

14,860 "well-tended" marijuana plants were seized by Southwest Enforcement Team officers after a tip led them to an outdoor grow operation in Van Buren County, according to Michigan State Police.In a release, police say officers received the tip about an operation in Covert Township on July 29, and located an armed camp in a "secluded area" of Covert on Aug. 2. Officers say they spotted two ...

Storms leave damage across West Michigan
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:04:38 -0700

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Severe thunderstorms tore through West Michigan Tuesday, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Michigan mother and son accused of torturing 11-year-old boy
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:51:16 -0700

The Van Buren County sheriff's department says that 28-year-old Randall Hamilton and 46-year-old Peggy Hamilton are jailed on $1 million bonds after their arraignment Wednesday on torture and child abuse charges in South Haven District Court.

Tips coming in following FOX 17 report on vegetable stand burglary
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:03:01 -0700

LAWTON, Mich. – Tips are coming into Michigan State Police following a FOX 17 report which revealed video from the burglary of a Van Buren County vegetable stand. A trail camera sits in the upper corner of ‘A-squared’, a vegetable stand stocked with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and flowers by a farmer in Lawton. On Wednesday […]

Police ID woman, 91, son, 66, who died in crash
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:55:42 -0700

State police have released the names of a 91-year-old woman and her 66-year-old son who died when an SUV hit their car in southwestern Michigan.