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Indiana man gets life for killing his father in Cass County, Michigan

An Indiana man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing his father in his parents’ southwestern Michigan home. A jury had convicted 33-year-old Joseph Craigo last month of first-degree murder in the March 2017 killing of 59-year-old Alan Craigo. The Cass County man was slain inside his home just north of the Indiana state line. Craigo claimed …

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Michigan sees human Eastern equine encephalitis case

Health officials say a resident of western Michigan has been infected with Eastern equine encephalitis . The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Allegan County Health Department announced Monday that the person was hospitalized in late August. Eastern equine encephalitis is one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S. It can be fatal and often leaves survivors …

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Ambulance driver injured in collision involving semi-truck

Authorities say an ambulance driver was injured in a collision involving a semi-truck in southwestern Michigan. The crash happened early Tuesday in Van Buren County’s Paw Paw Township and prompted authorities to close a stretch of M-51 as crews responded. The sheriff’s office says the truck rolled over after hitting the ambulance. The driver of the ambulance had what were …

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Out and About – Week of September 17th

We are now well into the 2018 football season. This means that Sunday evening television programming will be slightly changed, as will Monday and Thursday evenings. One of the things that bothers me about watching anything on television are the stupid commercials. It seems to me that there are more commercials during a football game than any other time. Sometime …

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Police investigate Colon break-ins

State police troopers are investigating a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins that occurred last week in Colon Township. According to a department media release, the incidents occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. Friday in the 30000 block of Brandt Road. The break-ins and attempted break-ins occurred while residents were asleep. A wallet and other valuables were stolen, according to …

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White Pigeon hit-and-run investigated

A hit-and-run incident, in which the vehicle that was hit fled the scene, was reported to sheriff’s officials last week. The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday on Hillandale Road in White Pigeon Township, where the driver of a vehicle stated her vehicle struck the rear of a car in front of her. She described the fleeing vehicle as …

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Schoolcraft boil water order lifted

A boil-water order in Schoolcraft was lifted last week, about 24 hours after the advisory was posted. Village officials said the order was lifted Thursday evening. It was put in effect Wednesday after an outside contractor inadvertently shut off the water-supply valve to the village’s system. Precautionary measures were taken, as the loss of water pressure had the potential for …

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Boys dies in pool in Cass County

An 11-year-old boy died Saturday at a pool in Cass County’s Howard Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 9 p.m. to the scene of a birthday party at an address on M-51. The victim was in the pool with several other kids and it was eventually discovered that he was at the bottom of the pool. Authorities …

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Roadwork around hospital

Due to roadwork upgrades, Three Rivers Health announces the following points will be accessible starting today. From Broadway Street entrance, the Emergency Room and primary Three Rivers Health facility, including all Medical Office buildings located at 701 South Health Parkway. From Millard Street entrance, all HealthTrac members, outpatient physical therapy and cardiac rehab patients – all located at 501 South …

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County Commission approves two new hires

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners earlier this month agreed to make a pair of exceptions to its hiring freeze. Due to extenuating circumstances, commissioners agreed to a request for a deputy juvenile register and a juvenile day treatment monitor. Sought by juvenile court director Tom Robertson, the request for a deputy juvenile register was made based on the …

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