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Debate over letter by CMHSAS board chair

A June 16 letter to St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Dobberteen from the board chair of a county agency was a source of dispute during a special meeting Tuesday. Called by the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County, the 25-minute session featured heated discussions about several matters, but centered primarily on the ...

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Woman found guilty on drug charges

A White Pigeon woman was found guilty of possession of marijuana following a trial in Cass County that concluded last week. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Stephanie Lewis, 18, who attended Constantine High School, will be sentenced Aug. 13, when she faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Lewis was arrested in Dowagiac in August ...

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Two items pulled from commission agenda

Two items related to members of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County Board were pulled from Tuesday’s county commission meeting. At the onset of the meeting, Commissioner Rick Shaffer requested the agenda be amended to not include potential action related to cause and removal of CMH board chair Barb Parker. Shaffer also requested that ...

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DNR reports 2014 deer hunting harvest down across Michigan

Michigan’s 2014 deer hunting harvest was down about 15 percent from the previous year, due in part to severe winter weather in recent years, officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Natural Resources said its Michigan Deer Harvest Survey Report found that roughly 615,000 hunters statewide killed a total of about 329,000 deer. Wildlife managers said regional declines were the ...

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Michigan boy goes to White House for anti-bullying video

A southwestern Michigan boy’s online video in which he stood up to cyberbullies has earned him messages from prominent figures, appearances on news stations and now a private tour of the White House. Logan Fairbanks of Hartford, 11, and his family received the invitation from White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, who set up the visit to highlight the issue ...

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Motorcycle crash sends man to hospital

A 32-year-old Three Rivers man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was injured in a crash on his motorcycle earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. State police said Christopher Reynier was driving east on U.S. 12 at 10 p.m. Monday when a pickup turned south onto Lima Road and in the path of Reynier. The pickup was ...

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