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Coldwater divers compete at Regionals Thursday

Coldwater High School divers (L-R) Maysn Marsh and Mia Rzepka competed at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division Three Girls Diving Regionals, hosted by East Grand Rapids, November 8, 2018 (photo courtesy of CHS Swim and Diving)


Crews from 4 fire departments on scene of blaze at agricultural facility in Mason

The fire at Eaton Farm Bureau Co-op, 104 S. Lansing St., was reported about 1 p.m. and was contained to a single grain dryer, Mason Fire Chief Kerry Minshall said.


Man accused of drugging, assaulting woman back in jail

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The case involving a Fremont, Indiana man who is charged with sexually assaulting and videotaping a passed out woman was bound over to Branch County Circuit Court Tuesday.


County to look at wind turbine ordinance

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - An effort to have a Branch County ordinance on the books that would cover industrial wind turbines has taken a first step.County Administrator Bud Norman said during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners work session it will go before the county’s planning council.A request to put


Old Pines building ruled out for childcare center

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The former Pines Behavior Health Building will not be used as a childcare center in the future.The Branch County Board of Commissioners recently got a letter from Great Start Collaborative Director Amy Galliers and Branch County Community Foundation Director Colleen Knight, wh


Police say man left scene after crashing into deck

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Coldwater City Police say a Coldwater man was booked last night at the Branch County Jail on hit and charges. According to police, the 32-year old suspect, Ian Joyce, was named in a two count warrant and turned himself in yesterday. A corrections officer at the jail said the w


American 1 Credit Union Enters into Unique Partnership With Jackson County

Jackson, Mich. - American 1 Credit Union announced in 2016 our plan to explore a Public–Private Partnership with Jackson County to assist with the construction of a new Event/Convention Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. After two years of careful study, a plan was developed by the County, le


County prepared to launch drug court

Tara Paiano has been hired to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Superior Court 4 program and will serve as the first case manager for participants. She was previously the director of a similar program, which is sometimes referred to as problem-solving court, in St. Joseph County.


Traffic death, rape case among Defiance County grand jury indictments

A Defiance County grand jury has indicted 10 persons, including an Archbold woman for causing a traffic fatality in August and another man for rape, according to Prosecutor Morris Murray’s office.


Slippery roads causing rash of accidents

Several crashes were reported on Interstate 75 between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and a single-vehicle accident downed a power pole at 4738 Ohio 186, near McComb.


Police searching for suspects in jewelry store break-ins

However, police said about $33,000 in merchandise was stolen from Pearlman's Jewelers at 629 Capital Ave. S.W. on Oct. 30.


Winter makes an early arrival in Branch County

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - For the first time since April 17, 2018, snow is falling in Branch County.


Despite win, Whitmer does not carry county

Branch County, which is heavily Republican, was carried by her opponent Bill Schuette Tuesday by over 4,000 votes, 9,382 to 5,325, thanks to part to a 47 percent turnout of registered voters.


Michigan voters approve marijuana legalization, other ballot proposals

Nearly 52 percent of Hillsdale County voters affirmed Proposal 3, which will change several voting policies, and add an allowance for same-day voter registration. But 53 percent of the county voted no on Proposal 1, which legalized recreational marijuana throughout the state of Michigan, and nearly


BUSINESS BEAT: Next ABH at Longstreet

QUINCY, MI (WTVB) - The Quincy Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its next After Business Hours Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Longstreet Living, 720 East Chicago Road, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m..


The snow is coming. Have you made your First Snowfall guess yet?

Need a Toro Snowthrower to clear your driveway this winter?Just give us your guess on when we'll get the first 1/2 inch of measurable snow at our WTVB studios. If you're closet to the exact time, you'll win the snowthrower from Dally Tire.Remember, you must enter 24 hours before the first measurable


Snow expected in Calhoun County

"People need to be cautious tomorrow morning and on Saturday if they go out," said Hoepner, adding that the first measurable snow of the season will be significant.


Taxes threaten future of historic Fisk house

An increase in property taxes could cause Coldwater’s historic Fisk House, home to Blue Hat Coffee, to close within the next year, according to Blue Hat owner Phillip Jewell.


Teen pleads on sexual assault charge

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - An 18-year old from Quincy entered into a plea bargain with Branch County Prosecutors on Monday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl last March.A spokesperson for Branch County Circuit Court says Anthony Michael Davis entered a guilty plea to attempted t


Machine fire reported at Coldwater factory

The Schmitz Foam Products building on Treat Avenue in Coldwater, Michigan (photo courtesy of Brand Construction)COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The Coldwater Fire Department was called out Monday morning called to Schmitz Foam Products on Treat Avenue.First reports indicate a fire has been contained to a pie