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Arrest following high speed chase

A high-speed chase originating in Park Township occurred Thursday morning after sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of gunshots fired. The situation ended with the arrest of a 31-year-old Three Rivers man who crashed a vehicle he was driving in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s deputies said they were called around 11:15 a.m. to the 54000 block of Fisher Street in response to …

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Reaction to Evilsizor’s comments

Members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board on Wednesday reacted to complaints registered by a Florence Township official the night before. Township supervisor Gordon Evilsizor addressed the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, continuing his campaign in support of a plan to improve Constantine Road. Evilsizor simultaneously criticized the board of commissioners for not developing a …

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Crash results in minor injuries

A 28-year-old Sturgis man was cited for driving too fast for conditions after his sport-utility vehicle crashed into the back of a car during a rainstorm Wednesday in White Pigeon Township. State police said 21-year-old Christopher Sawyer of Three Rivers slowed his vehicle around 8 p.m. for a car turning left from U.S. 12 onto Oak Road. An SUV driven …

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Art on the Green will be this weekend

A local, high-end art show hits a milestone at Klinger Lake this weekend. Art on the Green, organized by White Pigeon resident Shireen Cline, observes its fifth anniversary Sunday. Staged 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art on the Green will feature the wares of 20 artists from the Great Lakes region. As its name implies, Art on the Green will …

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Mother charged with murder, torture in daughter’s death

A 25-year-old southwestern Michigan mother has been charged with murder, child abuse and torture in the slaying of her daughter on the girl’s fourth birthday. WOOD-TV reports that Daveeta Lee Walker is expected to be arraigned Thursday. Officers responding March 26 to a 911 call at a Kalamazoo apartment found Kharisma Richardson unresponsive and not breathing. An autopsy showed she …

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Star

06-21-16 BIO16-000161 STAR cat

Hello. I’m Star and I am a gray and white female kitty, about 1 year old. I have already been spayed and I like to play. My face has some pretty interesting markings and I think you will like my gray nose. I’m friendly and I like to lick you to show you how much I like you. My sibling …

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GOCC President receives high evaluation marks

Glen Oaks Community College President David Devier was the recipient of high marks from the school’s board of trustees during his evaluation this week. The board evaluation included 48 questions covering six functional areas of performance. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being “significantly exceeds expectations,” Devier’s overall rating was 4.39, representing an increase over his 2015 …

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Dobberteen receives service award

St. Joseph County Commissioner Rick Shaffer this week presented a gift to his peer, commissioner John Dobberteen, in recognition of Dobberteen’s years of service. Shaffer said he is finding himself in a reflective mood as his tenure as a commissioner comes to a close at the end of the year. On that note, he said Dobberteen has been an 18-year …

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Flowerfield agrees to stay with TR/Marcellus ambulance services

Flowerfield Township has agreed to retain the services of Three Rivers Fire and Marcellus fire departments for its ambulance service. A split vote on the matter occurred during a special meeting Tuesday. Township supervisor Carroll Parmeter suggested switching the service to Pride Care based on what he said amounted to a one-year cost increase of more than 2,000 percent proposed …

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Debate continues over condition of Constantine Road

St. Joseph County Commissioner Don Eaton had sharp words for a Florence Township official who complained Tuesday about the state of Constantine Road. Gordon Evilsizor, who has regularly chastised commissioners for their lack of supporting a plan to fix the balance of Constantine Road through Florence Township, repeated his concerns during the citizen-comment portion of the agenda. Eaton said it …

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