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Suspects arrested on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week executed a controlled buy of pseudoephedrine pills in the 21000 block of Michigan Avenue in Park Township. SCAN officers received information about a subject selling pseudoephedrine, which is the main ingredient in the production of methamphetamine. After purchasing the pills from the suspect Wednesday, the suspect and his passenger ...

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Police in Michigan use easy way to check vehicle insurance

Police in Michigan are using an easy way to check whether a motor vehicle is properly insured. Starting last year, police got access to information on whether a vehicle is insured by running a license plate number through an in-car computer. State police 1st Lt. David Simon, commander of the Tri-City Post in Bay County’s Williams Township, says the update ...

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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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