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Sheriff’s Department investigating stolen vehicle

St. Joseph County deputies responded to a stolen vehicle complaint last weekend. The owner of the truck said a blue, 2000 Ford F-150 was parked in his driveway Saturday night and it was discovered stolen Sunday morning. The truck has front- and passenger-side damage from a prior crash. It has Michigan license plate CDJ4297. The truck was last seen in ...

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State Police budget goes to House Committee on Appropriations

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced passage of a budget to fund State Police operations by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police. Miller, chairman of the subcommittee, said the panel reported a $612 million budget to fund the law-enforcement agency. Miller said the plan ensures the continuation of vital public-safety programs that have resulted in lowering crime rates in ...

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Poll: Sales tax proposal is in trouble

A new statewide poll is showing that Proposal 1, which is on the May ballot in Michigan, is in trouble. The survey was commissioned by the Lansing-based “MIRS” newsletter and conducted by Target Insyght. While pro-Prop 1 ads have been aired heavily for three weeks, 55-percent of likely Michigan voters remain opposed to it. And that figure rises to 65 percent after ...

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Body found in St. Joseph River

Police say the body of a missing Marine was recovered from the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana.  Thirty-three-year-old Jason Holland of Mishawaka initially was reported missing from his home last October.  Two Indiana Michigan Power employees conducting a routine inspection discovered his body Wednesday afternoon near the Twin Branch hydroelectric dam in Mishawaka.  A St. Joseph County coroner used ...

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Sturgis awarded grant for Wade Street reconstruction

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced this week that a state grant has been awarded to reconstruct a portion of Wade Street in Sturgis. Miller said the Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a $259,000 Transportation Economic Development Fund grant for work on Wade Street from South Centerville Road to a location just east of Clark Street. The roadwork will accommodate ...

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Search warrant leads to arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit on Wednesday executed a search warrant that led to the arrest of three people. According to a department media release, the incident took place in the 67000 block of Klinger Lake Road in White Pigeon Township. Investigators had received information about possible methamphetamine production and distribution from a residence. A search ...

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