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7 hrs ago | MLive.com

Former Barry County jail guard, accused of sex-related crimes, ordered to stand trial

A former Barry County sheriff's jail deputy has been ordered to stand trial on sex-related charges involving female inmates.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

Storms hit southern Michigan, with 60 mph gusts

Severe thunderstorms have been pushing across Michigan's Lower Peninsula, creating wind gusts nearing 60 miles per hour in places, knocking down trees and dumping as much as 2.6 inches of rain.

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Related Topix: Weather, Michigan, Kent County, MI, Comstock Park, MI, Middleville, MI

Detroit Free Press

Editorial: With great police firepower comes great responsibility

Dundee police have a mine-resistant ambush vehicle. Barry County has not one, but five, grenade launchers.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Do police need grenade launchers, other military weapons? Officers say yes

Michigan police departments have armed themselves with grenade launchers, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and other equipment -- 128,000 items in all, worth an estimated $43 million -- under a federal program that allows police to obtain surplus gear free from the U.S. military.

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Related Topix: Michigan, 9, Riot, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Lansing State Journal

Michigan police also militarizing with free federal surplus gear

Michigan police departments have armed themselves with grenade launchers, armored vehicles, automatic rifles and other equipment -- 128,000 items in all, worth an estimated $43 million -- under a federal program that allows police to obtain surplus gear free from the U.S. military.

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Related Topix: Michigan, 9, Riot

Thu Aug 14, 2014

MLive.com

Man who used child porn to control attraction to children spotted near daycare, judge says

A man who says he used child pornography to control his sexual urges toward children is held without bond after he was spotted near a daycare.

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Related Topix: Kent County, MI

Sat Aug 09, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Husband of murder victim hopes to track down his wifea s convicted killer 45-years after the crime

Shirley Woods, a man from Barry County, said he is haunted by a crime that happened more than 40 years ago.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WILX-TV Lansing

Barry Township Police Chief Resigns

The police chief of a small western Michigan community has resigned in the face of a performance review over his aggressive enforcement approach.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI

Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Hastings Banner

Shallow voting pool makes key primary election decisions / 8-7-14

Three tax renewal proposals passed by big margins and candidates for seats on the county commission and at the township and village level all won by comfortable margins thanks, in large part, to the paltry 19.33% voter turnout in Barry County.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

MLive.com

Barry County sheriff's jail deputy accused of 'inappropriate behavior' with female inmates

A former sheriff's jail deputy will be in court later this month on sex-related charges involving female inmates.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Chihuahua killed in backyard; owner wants answers

A Barry County woman is looking for answers, after her nine-year-old Chihuahua "Hershey" was killed in her backyard.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

From 2010: Barry Township chief learned in Battle Creek

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in the Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 10, 2010.

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Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI, Paw Paw, MI, Marshall, MI

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Hastings Banner

Critical funding requests also on Tuesday's ballot / 7-31-14

All three county proposals are renewal requests of existing millage levies for the Barry County Transit System, Barry County E-911 Emergency Telephone and Central Dispatch System and the Commission on Aging.

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Related Topix: Woodland, MI, Hastings, MI

Mon Jul 28, 2014

MLive.com

Jessica Graham, 28, for violating probation in retail fraud case

Possible locations: 700 block of South Rose Street, the 700 block of West Kilgore Road, or the 4300 block of Duke Street, all in Kalamazoo, or the 5400 block of Lovers Lane in Portage.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo, MI, Portage, MI, Kalamazoo County, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

MLive.com

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Kalamazoo, Barry, Van Buren counties

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern Kalamazoo, Van Buren and Barry counties, effective until 5:30 p.m. Severe storms were spotted moving east at 45 mph at 4:20 p.m. along a line extending from Burnips to Kendall, according to the warning.

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Related Topix: Weather, Kalamazoo, MI, Van Buren County, MI, Burnips, MI, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters

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