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Snowplow blades are missing

Sheriff’s Deputies in Kalamazoo County are searching for whoever stole Comstock Township’s snowplow blades. Officials say thieves made off with all three of the 500-pound plow blades from their facility just before Halloween. Whoever took them loaded the blades into a 17-foot trailer belonging to the township and drove off with it. The weight of the steel plows added up to about ... Read More »

High salaries for engineering grads

Students graduating with degrees in engineering can expect the highest starting salaries. That’s according to the latest Recruiting Trends study from Michigan State University’s College Employment Research Institute. The study found engineering majors graduating with associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees led all majors with starting salaries ranging from $48,558 for an engineering associate’s degree to $69,284 for a master’s in engineering. Overall, graduates ... Read More »

There’s a cement shortage

Concrete

There’s a shortage of cement in parts of Michigan and the entire Great Lakes region. And it’s due in part at least to last year’s harsh winter. The Michigan Concrete Association tells the Detroit Free Press that because the Great Lakes nearly froze over completely last winter, the shipping season started later than usual. That, in turn delayed the shipping of cement ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department searching for wanted man

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. Assistance is being sought in helping to locate 42-year-old Chad Burdett Horn. Horn is wanted on warrants out of Cass and St. Joseph counties for child neglect. He is also wanted in St. Joseph County for failure to appear and felonious ... Read More »

Man injured after accidental shooting

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accidental shooting last week in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, the incident took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 28000 block of Wing Road. A 56-year-old man told investigators he was working on a tractor, when a loaded, 22-caliber rifle fell off one ... Read More »

Search warrant leads to drug arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 800 block of 4th Street in Three Rivers. SCAN officers received information about alleged trafficking of synthetic marijuana. After further investigation, officers obtained a search warrant. Once inside, officers found synthetic marijuana, marijuana and another controlled substance. Four adults were arrested ... Read More »