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Alcohol may be factor in crash

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said alcohol may have been a factor in a one-vehicle accident Monday at the border of Lockport and Florence townships. According to a department news release, 17-year-old Tyler Eley was driving east on Fairchild Road when he lost control of his vehicle, overcorrected and eventually flipped the car at the intersection of Klinger Lake ... Read More »

Police respond to incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called Sunday afternoon to Kline’s Resort in Mendon Township in response to a larceny incident. A number of fishing poles were taken from residents’ boats parked in the marina at the resort. The poles appear to have been taken sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Read More »

Patrol decision for parks

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners is expected to decide next week whether to support a funding request of about $6,000 for patrol of Cade Lake and Nottawa parks. During a special meeting Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Commission agreed to ask for the funding. The money would allow the sheriff’s department to dedicate a part-time ... Read More »

Legion hosting flag retirement event

The Three Rivers American Legion, Hice-Shutes Post 170, is staging a flag-retirement event at 4 p.m. Thursday in the post parking lot. Organized to coincide with Flag Day, the ceremonial flag-burning event will retire flags that are tattered, faded and no longer fit to be displayed in a dignified manner. Post 170 member Keith Clark said the legion has collected ... Read More »

Fathers granted parental rights

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a legislative package that grants biological fathers parental rights to children they have fathered with a married woman. House Bill 5328, sponsored by state Rep. Matt Lori, allows men who father children with married women a role in how their children are raised. Under the previous law, the husband of the mother ... Read More »

Free vision screening at Water Festival

The Three Rivers Lion Club will provide free vision screening for people of all ages Friday and Saturday afternoons, during the Three Rivers Water Festival. The screenings will take place near L. A.’s Coffee Café, on West Michigan Avenue, starting at 1 p.m. Infants through children age 5 are seated on a parent’s lap and photographed with a vision screener, ... Read More »