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Sheriff’s Department will offer boater safety course

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is accepting registration for its boater-safety class. Offered to prospective participants 12 years of age and older, the class will be offered on four different occasions this summer. The one-day course runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is slated to take place on consecutive Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The course ...

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Two injured in crash

Two Marcellus residents were hospitalized after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Flowerfield Township. State police said Jerry Altimus, 40, was driving west on M-216 when his vehicle crossed the centerline, drove off the road and struck a tree. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. March 5, about a mile west of U.S. 131. Altimus and ...

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Get rid of DST in Michigan?

A proposal has surfaced in Lansing to remove Michigan from Daylight Savings Time.  State House Democrat Jeff Irwin of Ann Arbor says D-S-T has worn out its welcome, noting that after time changes in March, traffic and workplace injuries have gone up, presumably due in part to the loss of sleep over the time change weekend. He says it originally worked ...

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TR High School teacher to be charged with embezzlement

A charge of embezzlement has been authorized by the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office against a Three Rivers High School teacher accused of allegedly taking thousands of dollars from the school. According to WWMT, the Three Rivers Police Department has been investigating Sara Freeman, a language arts teacher at the school. In her additional capacity as yearbook advisor, Freeman is ...

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Police searching for driver following crash

Michigan State Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of a crash late Monday in Sturgis Township. Police said the incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of Fawn River and Shimmel roads. Police said Rhonda Weller, 43, of White Pigeon, was driving west on Fawn River Road when she attempted to pass a pickup truck that ...

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Jewelry stolen from Colon home

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident reported earlier this week in Colon Township. The victim told police she left her house at noon Monday and when she returned shortly before 4 p.m., she found someone had been inside the house and stolen a jewelry box from the master bedroom. Several sets of earrings, ...

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