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Portage student is tasered

A Kalamazoo area high school student is behind bars after he threatened a police officer with a knife Monday afternoon. Police say that an officer at Portage Northern High School was called to assist administrators after the 17-year-old student showed threatening behavior. When the officer attempted to approach the student, police say he pulled a knife. The officer used his taser to ...

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Girl hurt in accident

A 16-year-old Colon resident was treated for minor injuries following a one-car accident Sunday in Colon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Heather Avery was driving north on Kane Road when she lost control of her vehicle and it rolled over. The incident occurred at 12:45 a.m. on a gravel road and near the intersection of Decker Road.

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Man slightly injured after crash

A Three Rivers man was slightly injured after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car last week in Park Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, 30-year-old James Moore was driving west on M-60 when his vehicle exited the roadway west of Heimbach Road and struck several mailboxes and trees. The vehicle sustained heavy damage ...

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Constantine teacher on paid leave

​A teacher at Eastside Elementary in Constantine is on paid leave as a procedural measure while the Constantine Police Department conducts an investigation at the school. ​Superintendent Chuck Frisbie said he wasn’t at liberty to elaborate on the matter while the investigation remains active. He did say a 90-minute meeting took place privately with about 15 parents Monday night. ​Constantine ...

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St. Joseph County Board meeting

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners is expected to approve its 2013 budget at today’s 5 o’clock meeting. The proposed $28.8 million budget would go into effect Jan. 1. There was no comment made during a public hearing on the proposed budget two weeks ago. Also on the agenda for today’s meeting is an update on foster-care initiatives from Probate ...

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Three Rivers Commission meeting

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission are in line to hear a 2012 audit report during their 6 p.m. meeting today. Also on deck is consideration to filling the vacant seat of First District commissioner and a public hearing on consideration of updating the Industrial Development Authority’s tax-increment financing plan.

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