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County to replace old, damaged vehicles

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The Branch County Board of Commissioners formally approved the purchase of vehicles for the county complex and the Sheriff’s Department Tuesday. County Commissioner Randall Hazelbaker said Complex Manager Scott Walls needed to replace a 2005 Ford F-350 truck.


Coldwater Father charged for injuring baby

Jeffrey Ledford, 20, will faces life in prison for the felony charge of first-degree child abuse after allegedly striking his five-week-old son in the head March 25 causing serious head injuries.


Mayor Kramer will face challenge in November

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - There will be two contested races for Coldwater city offices this year while three Coldwater City Council members will be running unopposed. The filing deadline for the Coldwater Mayor's office and four City Council seats up for election this year passed at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday a


Commissioners approve loan to get runway project going

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The Branch County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to pursue a recommendation from the Airport Board as the county has to borrow more money for the local share of a $1.2 million airport runway project.


Michigan court changes legal standard for searching people during traffic stop

The Michigan Supreme Court has tightened the legal standard for searching people during a traffic stop. The court ruled in favor of a car passenger who said his rights were violated when police in Jackson County searched his backpack without his consent.


After 18 years, city hall parking lot to be repaved

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - A bid from Excell Paving of Coldwater for the repaving of the parking lot at the Henry L. Brown Municipal Building was approved Monday night by the Coldwater City Council.


Teens arrested after alleged threat to school

UNION CITY, MI (WTVB) - The Union City Police Department arrested two teenagers Tuesday after they allegedly made a threat toward Union City schools. Police Chief Chris Mathis said in a post on the Village’s Facebook page said they took a 17 year old adult and a 16 year old juvenile into custody.


Michigan Lottery: Man wins $1M on scratch off ticket from Meijer

All a Lansing man could think was: “You’re kidding me!” after he won $1 million playing the Michigan Lottery’s Millionaire Maker instant game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought his winning ticket at the Meijer, located at 6200 South Pennsylvania in Lansing.


2 city seats to be contested this fall

Two of the five seats for the Coldwater City Council will be contested this fall, but when the election will take place is not yet certain, according to City Clerk Susan Heath. Mayor Tom Kramer, 67, will face Dan Corwin, 60, for the two year mayor’s term.


Michigan man caught on video performing sex acts on woman's dog, police say

HUBBARD LAKE, Mich. - A Michigan man was caught on video engaging in sex acts with a woman's dog, police said. The woman called police Friday and said she was reviewing her home security video and saw Damian Barton performing sex acts with her bull terrior-Lab mix, officials said.


Report ranks top 25 school districts in Michigan in 2019

A new report ranks Michigan's best school districts in 2019. BackgroundChecks.org used various data points to rank the state's best school districts, including:. "While there is a lot of progress to be made in Michigan’s public school system, with its standing among other Midwest states dropping in


Family court activist with ties to Michigan found dead in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Police in Newport Beach, Calif. are investigating after Wendi Miller, 48, and Darren Partch, 38, were found dead in their home on Saturday, April 21. Miller lived in Holland with her family nearly a decade ago, and 13 ON YOUR SIDE reported on her when she was arrested for a p


Michigan Senate to propose alternative to gas tax

Monroe County and the rest of Michigan may not be seeing a 45-cent tax increase at the pump. A transportation budget advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would boost road spending, but fall short of the $1.9 billion net increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


More Michigan communities opt out of recreational marijuana sales: Here's the updated list

Michigan voters approved a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in the state back in November. Despite the passage, several Michigan communities have decided to opt out of legal marijuana sales. Cities have the choice to temporarily opt out of recreational marijuana sales.


This Sign Could Only Be Posted in One Michigan Town

"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign," as the old song goes. There's only one place you would ever see this one-of-a-kind posting. Unless you live here, you don't understand. Holland's Herrick District Library has a unique sign that might leave visitors scratching their head or going to the information de


Fremont man arrested for drug dealing

ANGOLA — A Fremont man was arrested Monday night on a high-level drug dealing charge. Kasey Nathaniel Giffin, 30, allegedly assisted a confidential police informant in purchasing a large amount of methamphetamine on May 15, 2018.


Michigan City High School student arrested for attacking teacher

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) - A Michigan City High School student has been arrested for attacking a teacher. According to the Michigan City News Dispatch, a 15-year-old boy attacked a theater and speech teacher Thursday. Police said the teacher has "possible internal injuries."


Coldwater track falls to Parma Western in I-8 action

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - In high school track and field Tuesday, Parma Western swept Coldwater in an Interstate 8 Conference meet by scores of 125-38 in the boys meet and 86 ½ to 76 ½ in the girls meet.


Softball: Pennfield at Coldwater, 4-23-2019

Our coverage of the Pennfield Panthers at Coldwater Cardinals varsity softball doubleheader from the Rotary Softball Complex. Announcers: Sean Watson and Quinn Berry. Pennfield won the opener 15-14, but Coldwater took the nightcap 12-10 in 4 innings. Our McDonald's Players of the Game were Coldwater