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Herring case moves to Circuit Court

A Schoolcraft woman charged with embezzling from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce waived her preliminary examination this week. Deb Herring, who was relieved of her job as administrative assistant at the chamber earlier this year, declined a preliminary examination Tuesday. As a result, her case will move to Circuit Court and a trial date remains to be set. ... Read More »

Two break-ins reported

State police personnel are investigating a pair of breaking-and-entering incidents earlier this week that appear to be connected in Mottville and Constantine townships. According to a department media release, Wayne Tire and Wheel in Mottville Township, and Arnett’s Landscaping in Constantine Township, were burglarized between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. A golf cart and utility trailer were taken ... Read More »

Plane crash in Three Rivers

The pilot of a single-engine, ultra-light plane escaped serious injury Wednesday evening when the plane crashed into a wooded area near Hov Aire Drive in Three Rivers. The pilot, 71-year-old Peter Wilkins of Kalamazoo, was attempting to land at Three Rivers Airport when he reported he lost lift and crashed. The heavy woods appeared to cushion his landing, police said. ... Read More »

Woman arrested in Constantine Township

Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Wednesday for narcotics at a location in the 63000 block of U.S. 131 in Constantine Township. Investigators located indoor and outdoor marijuana grows containing numerous plants, several ounces of finished product and evidence of methamphetamine use, according to authorities. A female suspect was located inside the residence ... Read More »

Meth arrest in Lockport Township

Narcotics Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Tuesday in Lockport Township for methamphetamine. Investigators utilized the St. Joseph County Special Response Team to execute the warrant in the 57000 block of Patterson Lane. SCAN officers had received information about methamphetamine manufacturing occurring at a residence. Additional investigation led to the culmination of a ... Read More »

Crash on US-131 at Broadway

A 54-year-old Three Rivers woman was treated for injuries she suffered following a three-vehicle collision Tuesday in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Laura Blount, 52, of Three Rivers, was driving south on U.S. 131 when she disobeyed a traffic signal at Broadway Road. Her vehicle subsequently struck a westbound vehicle driven by Christine Maher, 53, of ... Read More »