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Garage and home damaged by fire

A fire Monday afternoon destroyed a garage, its contents and heavily damaged a home in the 300 block of Florence Street in Constantine. Fire personnel were called to the home just before 6 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the garage completely engulfed in flames, which were spreading through the home and endangering nearby residences. Crews were able to contain the ...

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Sturgis police seek man after he fled from officers

Sturgis police will seek several charges against a 47-year-old Sturgis man after he fled from officers. About 3:30 p.m. Monday, police were called to Family Video on South Centerville Road regarding a man passed out in a vehicle. Police said they found the man mumbling incoherently. Once he was awakened, he drove away from police. Officers located the car behind ...

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Man arrested following crash

A 23-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested last week following a one-vehicle crash in Nottawa Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s deputies said the man’s pickup truck struck a guard rail Thursday on Covered Bridge Road, went over the rail, then collided with a base supporting an overhanging bridge sign. Deputies said the base sustained significant damage. The driver suffered ...

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Board of Commissioners meets this afternoon

Remonumentation contract agreements with three different companies highlight the agenda for today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. The contracts are likely to be signed with Mostrom and Associates, Car and Associates, and Keiser Land Surveying. Also on the agenda is the county’s annual equalization report. In addition, a Nottawa Park Campground attendant agreement with Denise Franklin, and an ...

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US appeals court: City can’t enforce ban on collection bins

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling that bars a central Michigan city from enforcing a bans on charity collection bins. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Monday upheld a Grand Rapids federal judge’s 2014 decision to issue a temporary restraining order against the city of St. Johns. The group Planet Aid sued the ...

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Muskegon County lieutenant credited with saving bailiff

Sometimes fate taps you on the shoulder and you’re forced to make a split-second decision. For Muskegon County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Burns, that moment came two weeks ago. “It was my turn and it was my time to take action,” Burns told The Muskegon Chronicle ( http://bit.ly/1F0OKVo ) talking about an incident involving a fellow law enforcement officer he’s credited ...

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