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Sheriff’s Department will offer boater safety course

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is accepting registration for its boater-safety class. Offered to prospective participants 12 years of age and older, the class will be offered on four different occasions this summer. The one-day course runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is slated to take place on consecutive Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The course ...

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Two injured in crash

Two Marcellus residents were hospitalized after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Flowerfield Township. State police said Jerry Altimus, 40, was driving west on M-216 when his vehicle crossed the centerline, drove off the road and struck a tree. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. March 5, about a mile west of U.S. 131. Altimus and ...

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Police searching for driver following crash

Michigan State Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of a crash late Monday in Sturgis Township. Police said the incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of Fawn River and Shimmel roads. Police said Rhonda Weller, 43, of White Pigeon, was driving west on Fawn River Road when she attempted to pass a pickup truck that ...

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Jewelry stolen from Colon home

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident reported earlier this week in Colon Township. The victim told police she left her house at noon Monday and when she returned shortly before 4 p.m., she found someone had been inside the house and stolen a jewelry box from the master bedroom. Several sets of earrings, ...

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Seasonal weight restrictions in effect

As expected, the St. Joseph County Road Commission has begun enforcing the seasonal weight restrictions. The annual restriction took effect at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Seasonal weight restriction permits can be downloaded from the website: stjoeroads.com. The restrictions are necessary due to the potential damage to roadways because of the freeze-thaw-cycle common this time of year.

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Centreville woman dies after jumping from moving vehicle

Area police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Centreville woman early Saturday. Michigan State Police troopers and St. Joseph County sheriff deputies are assisting Colon police to find out more about the death of Katie Jean Alexander-Longacre. Authorities were called to the 1000 block of West M-86 at 2:45 a. m. Saturday after the woman jumped from a moving ...

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