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Watch for suspicious behavior over Fourth of July

Michigan State Police say state residents should be on the lookout for suspicious activity over the Fourth of July holiday. The agency said in a news release Tuesday that there are no known terroristic threats to Michigan at this time. But it warns that people should remain vigilant, with recent incidents in France, Kuwait and Tunisia serving as reminders. Michigan ...

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol may have been factors in a one-vehicle crash that injured a woman Tuesday in Nottawa Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department. Deputies said Jennifer Ann Bainbridge was driving west on Cupp Road near the intersection of Walterspaugh about 1:30 p.m., when the vehicle left the road just east of Walterspaugh. The car slid ...

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COA asks for reappointment of board members

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging board has asked county commissioners to reappoint Dawn Everett, Allen Balog, Jim MacTavish, Chuck Thompson and Barb Fisher to new two-year COA board terms. In a related matter, trustees re-appointed officers including Margaret Shultz, chairman; Jon Withers, vice chairman; Charles Willer, treasurer; and Thompson as secretary.

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Boy, 14, has hand blown off by homemade firework device

Police say a 14-year-old boy had his left hand blown off by a homemade firework device in southwestern Michigan. The Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety says the child and a 12-year-old boy were injured on Tuesday afternoon. Officers responded and the boys were hospitalized for treatment. Police say the 12-year-old had minor injuries to his face. Police didn’t immediately ...

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Oswald sworn in as county clerk

Conceding she has big shoes to fill, Lindsay Oswald on Tuesday was sworn in as St. Joseph County’s 29th county clerk. The 35-year-old Lockport Township resident succeeds Pattie Bender, who retired Tuesday after a 45-year career with St. Joseph County. Oswald was hired in 2013 to serve as the county’s grant writer. She was a 10-year employee for the city ...

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Police seek people of interest in theft

The Schoolcraft Police Department is trying to identify two people of interest related to the theft of a donation jar. The jar was taken from the check-out area shortly after 3 p.m. June 17 at the Citgo gas station, 620 N. Grand St. A male and female have been identified in security video as being people of interest in the ...

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