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One injured in crash US 131

A two-vehicle collision last week on U.S. 131 in Park Township sent an Indiana man to the hospital and closed the northbound lane for more than four hours. State police said a semi driven by Hector Fuentes, of Comstock Park, was heading west off Heimbach Road when he pulled into the path of a northbound U.S. 131 vehicle driven by ... Read More »

Aaron Miller will serve on House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller was named by Speaker Kevin Cotter to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where he will chair the House State Police Appropriations Subcommittee and serve on three additional subcommittees. In addition to the chairmanship of the State Police Subcommittee, Miller will serve as vice chair on the Department of Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee and will be ... Read More »

Howe man arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges

A 30-year-old Howe, Ind., man was arrested last week on charges related to criminal sexual conduct. Keith Lewis Jr. has been charged with one count of first-degree CSC, two counts of second-degree CSC and one count of cruelty toward a child. Lewis is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child in 2013 at a St. Joseph County home. Additional details ... Read More »

Glen Oaks adopted employee tuition-reimbursement policy

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week adopted a tuition-reimbursement policy for employees. The program is aimed to help eligible employees improve job skills and enhance opportunities for advancement. Full-time employees on the job at least a year as a regular-status employee are eligible. Courses must be from an accredited college, university or trade school and must ... Read More »

No injures following Three Rivers house fire

No injuries were reported during a house fire earlier this week in the city of Three Rivers. The fire department responded to 424 Fourth Ave. at 9 p.m. Wednesday to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story structure. Crews had the fire under control in 20 minutes. Fifteen firefighters responded and were on the scene for approximately two-and-a-half hours. A ... Read More »

Free hearing and vision screenings

The Branch and St. Joseph counties offices of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Department will sponsor free hearing and vision screening opportunities in February in honor of Low-Vision Month. Hearing and vision technicians will be available to screen homeschoolers or children who have missed their screening date and need to be screened. An in-house clinic takes place 9 a.m. to ... Read More »