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Coldwater in top third for raising children

WASHINGTON — Research by the financial website WalletHub, a personal finance website based in Washington, D.C. and owned by Evolution Finance, Inc., ranked Coldwater as the 27th best city in Michigan to raise a family.


Man charged with strangulation of girlfriend

COLDWATER — Benjamin Cody, 25, will face the charge of assault less than murder after an argument with his girlfriend Thursday night. Coldwater Police officers came to his Waterman Street address to answer a domestic disturbance call.


Once Upon a Time at Icefest

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Live Ice Carving at the southwest block of the Four Corners Park. Battle of the Bowls Soup and Chili Cookoff Hot Cocoa / Coffee Warming Stations. Historic Tours at the Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St.


West Michigan Sheriff to stop releasing people to ICE without arrest warrant

DETROIT (AP) - (01/19/19)- The sheriff in western Michigan's largest county says her jail won't release people to federal immigration agents unless they present an arrest warrant from a judge.


Winter Storm Warning continues thru Saturday afternoon

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - While the heaviest of the snow from Winter Storm Harper hit Branch County overnight, blowing and drifting is expected to be the problem throught the day Saturday as a Winter Storm Warning continues until 2:00 p.m. A total of four to seven inches of snow is expected across the


Early Birds name Rhiley Harvey student of the month

COLDWATER — Early Bird Exchange Club members recently honored its Legg Middle School November Student of the Month, Rhiley Harvey. Selected by his eighth grade teachers, Rhiley exemplifies all of the best qualities of a great LMS student – he works hard, actively participates in class, contributes t


Some offices closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday held on the third Monday each January to celebrate the life of the slain civil rights leader. Some governmental offices, including the Branch County Courthouse, Bronson City Hall, and the Union City Village Office will


Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating snow due to lake effect snow showers tonight into Sunday for Illinois and Indiana counties adjacent to Lake Michigan

Heavy lake-effect snow showers are forecast to develop tonight and last into Sunday, depositing from 2 to 5-inches of snow along and just inland of the Lake Michigan shoreline in Lake and Cook Counties Illinois tonight, gradually shifting more over Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana Sunda


Boy, 16, missing in Lake Michigan after jumping off pier to rescue friend

Divers and search crews were waiting for Lake Michigan conditions to calm down today before going back out to look for a 16-year-old boy who could not be rescued Friday night after jumping off the Waukegan, Ill. pier to help a friend who had fallen into the water.


Strawberry Fest may have run its course in Coldwater

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - After 31 years, Strawberry Fest in downtown Coldwater maybe coming to an end. The Downtown Development Authority Board will be asked Wednesday by Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker to discontinue the June event.


Sunrise Rotary Millionaire Party tonight

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - More local projects will get a financial boost tonight, as the Coldwater Township Sunrise Rotary International Club holds an annual event to raise funds for those projects.


LaGrange man found guilty of making meth

LAGRANGE — A jury found a LaGrange man guilty Thursday on three criminal counts, including a charge he manufactured methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony. Jeremy Ellis, 41, was on trial Wednesday and Thursday in the LaGrange County Superior Court, charged with dealing and/or manufacturing methamphetamin


Young artists create unique sketches

COLDWATER — Kids' Place of the Coldwater branch of the Branch District Library was filled with creative youth Saturday. Under the instruction of Grace Cornett, a young artist, those in attendance learned how to sketch and paint a snowman.


Michigan woman's body wrapped in blankets, buried outside her home

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - The body of a 74-year-old woman has been found buried outside her southern Michigan home. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that Phyllis Lutz’s body was wrapped in blankets in a 4- to 5-foot-deep hole in an area used as a burn pit. The Leroy Township woman last was seen in Se


Jail looks to K-9 for contraband searches

BRANCH COUNTY — The Branch County Jail will soon get another K-9 officer to help with drug detection. Jail Commander, Fred Blankenship, said a prior use of a dog in the jail ended, “but we are looking at re-implementing a jail K-9 program again.”


Michigan man pleads guilty in 2017 shooting

HUNTINGTON - A Michigan man pleaded guilty Friday for his role in a 2017 shooting that killed one man and injured another in Huntington. Kelly Lee "Shanks" Powell Jr., 24, of Pontiac, Michigan, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Brandon Lee Taylor at a house


It’s time to protect your pipes

BRANCH COUNTY — Temperatures in Branch County are headed down. By Saturday morning it will not go above 32 degrees fahrenheit until Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. Weather Service.


Coldwater Exchange Club hears youth trapshooting update

COLDWATER — Corey Brewer, organizer of a youth trapshooting club, presented club details to members of the Coldwater Exchange Club during a recent meeting. Brewer said the club, with a focus on sports participation for those not already participating in a sport, has some affiliation with Quincy High


Big second and third quarter leads Quincy to rout of Concord in Big 8 battle

By Troy Tennyson ttennyson@thedailyreporter.comTwitter: @ttennysonTDR — QUINCY – The Quincy Orioles looked to remain unbeaten on the season Friday night as they hosted Concord in a Big 8 battle.


Coldwater bowlers roll past Jackson Northwest

JACKSON, MI (WTVB) - In high school bowling, Coldwater swept Jackson Northwest at Airport Lanes THursday, winning the boys match 26-4 and the girls match 28-2. High scores for girls were: Rilee Cooper-Lewis - 220, Tiffanie Corwin - 192, Allison Caswell with 226 and a 189 and Noella Keplinger with a