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Nottawa boy dies in ATV accident

A Nottawa Township boy died Thursday after he was involved in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle Wednesday. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Dakota Yoder was driving the four-wheeler around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on private property in the 26000 block of Marvin Road in Nottawa Township. Investigators said the ATV flipped and landed on top of the boy. ... Read More »

Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses Wednesday following a transaction involving a controlled substance in the city of Three Rivers. A short time after the undercover purchase by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 600 block of North Lakeview Street in Sturgis, which lead to the discovery of ... Read More »

Search warrant leads to arrests on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a location in the 200 block of Center Street in Sturgis. SCAN officials received information where trafficking of methamphetamine was likely occurring. After a several-month investigation, officers obtained a search warrant. Once inside, officers found methamphetamine and marijuana. Two adults were arrested and taken ... Read More »

Sales tax increase for roads

A tired Michigan Legislature had to meet all night and into the morning, until it gave approval to a proposal asking voters to increase the state sales tax by a penny to pay for better roads.  Under the package, most of the revenue would come from a one percent increase in the Michigan sales tax. Other revenue would come from ... Read More »

Boy dies following ATV crash

A 10-year-old boy was fatally injured while driving an all-terrain vehicle on private land in St. Joseph County. The sheriff’s department says the crash happened about 3:20 p.m.  Wednesday in Nottawa Township, about 10 miles north of Sturgis. It says that Dakota Yoder was driving fast when his four-wheel vehicle flipped on top of him in a field. It says emergency ... Read More »

Commissioners reappointment panel members

During their final meeting of 2014 Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners made reappointments to six different panels. Returning for three-year terms to the Animal Control Advisory Board are Suzanne Lee, Laura Barley and Rick Shaffer. John Bippus was approved to continue on as a member of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board. Bippus, who is currently ... Read More »