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St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meet today

Three positions with the College Access Service Provider are expected to be filled during today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. The county-supported program is likely to be staffed by Anita Schlabach, Brian McDaniel and Ann Happel, contingent on the five-member board’s vote. Also on the agenda for today’s meeting are matters related to an emergency-management grant agreement, a ... Read More »

Three Rivers City Commission meets tonight

Mayor Tom Lowry and the Three Rivers City Commission will hear a report on the ongoing trail project connecting Three Rivers Health and Meyer Broadway Park during this evening’s meeting. Other agenda items before the seven-member panel include public comment and potential action on a parking ordinance, purchase of a Chevy Tahoe police vehicle, a revision to the 2014-15 fiscal ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department clarifies charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department wish to clarify that alleged sexual encounters between Sturgis firefighter Joshua Snyder and a then-15-year-old girl did not take place at a Sturgis school. Snyder was formally charged Wednesday with one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third- degree CSC and two counts of fourth- degree CSC for a ... Read More »

B & E in Nottawa Township

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 24000 block of M-86 Friday in Nottawa Township regarding a breaking-and-entering incident.  According to a department media release, cash was taken and items inside an unoccupied dwelling were damaged. Read More »

Police find bike

State police said a bicycle was found last week in Mottville Township. The girls bicycle was located in an area along U.S. 12 and Vistula Road. The bicycle can be claimed by making positive identification and alerting the state police post in Coldwater, at 517-278-2373. Read More »

Brown sentenced to at least 39 years in prison

Despite maintaining his innocence, Andy Brown was sentenced Friday to serve at least 39 years in prison for killing Sturgis CPA David Locey last October. The sentence was issued by St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman, who assigned Brown between 37 1/2 and 75 years for second-degree murder, and two years for felony use of a firearm. Stutesman ... Read More »