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Murder suspect jailed in Centreville

A man accused of killing two people last week has been returned to St. Joseph County from Indiana, where he was arrested Friday. Zachary Patten, 32, was brought to the county jail in Centreville Saturday morning. He waived extradition from Indiana after turning himself in to a pair of South Bend officers. Patten is accused of killing a 31-year-old Kalamazoo …

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Update – South Lincoln paving project

Amy Roth, Three Rivers Department of Public Services director, said progress is being made on a significant infrastructure project in the southwest quadrant of the city. Roth said all underground utility work has been completed, curbs poured and a base layer of asphalt installed on South Lincoln Avenue, between Broadway to Buck streets. She said the only outstanding task for …

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Rep. Miller shares highlights

Following the first six months of his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives, state Rep. Aaron Miller this week shared highlights that he said are for the betterment of residents in St. Joseph and Cass counties. Miller touted the budget as a win for Michigan residents and his district. Noteworthy budget items include record funding for roads and …

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District offers condolences to Chapman family

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a statement regarding last week’s drowning death of one of its high school students. Logan said the passing of 16-year-old Marco Chapman is a loss not only to the school district but the community as well. She said the school district will do everything it can to support Chapman’s family, its …

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One injured in single car crash

A 19-year-old Edwardsburg man was injured in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Milton Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday to Runkle Street, near Beebe Road. Trevor Rutledge was behind the wheel of the car when he lost control at a curve in the road. The vehicle left the roadway …

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Winning scratch-off ticket sold in Three Rivers

Officials with the Michigan State Lottery said a 23-year-old Three Rivers man last week cashed a winning scratch-off ticket to claim the $100,000 top prize. According to a media release from the Lansing-based agency, the winning $3 ticket was purchased at Paul’s Pantry on East Michigan Avenue. Zach Salmen told lottery officials he stopped at the store to grab a …

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Sturgis students tour Germany

The 2017 Wiesloch Sister City Exchange between Sturgis and the German town was experienced earlier this month by 16 Sturgis High School students and their two teacher chaperones. The students participated in the longstanding exchange program between the two sister cities. Students left Sturgis June 19 and returned July 10. The exchange occurs annually and lasts three weeks. Their travels …

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Double murder suspect is in custody

A suspect wanted for a pair of murders committed Thursday night is now in the custody of Indiana authorities. Zachary Patten turned himself in Friday morning to South Bend Police. Patten, a 32-year-old Portage resident, allegedly shot and killed a 31-year-old woman in a mobile home park in Kalamazoo around 9:30 p.m. Authorities said it appears the woman was not …

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County Commission makes appointments

Nominations and appointments involving a total of 12 people were made by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. Deb Davis, Joe Heivilin, Al Balog, Barb Fisher, Charles Thompson and Jim MacTavish were nominated to the Commission on Aging Board. Commissioners appointed Cathi Abbs and Kay Decker to the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Board. Richard Anderson …

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Arrests on drug charges in Dowagiac

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in the city of Dowagiac. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team was alerted to an impending drug sale July 13 in the 600 block of North Front Street. Two male occupants in the vehicle were detained and a third female was arrested shortly after exiting a nearby store. The 32-year-old woman, …

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