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Three Rivers awarded housing resource grant

The city of Three Rivers has been awarded a Housing Resource Fund grant to rehabilitate downtown apartments, according to State Rep. Matt Lori. The Constantine-area resident said the $379,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will assist downtown property owners with the renovation of upstairs spaces that have been vacant for many years. The grant ... Read More »

Two people hospitalized after crash

Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident last week in Constantine Township. State police said Three Rivers resident Esther Bowman was driving west on Featherstone Road shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday, when she failed to stop at Lutz Road. Bowman’s vehicle struck a trailer loaded with RV trailer frames. The trailer was hitched to a northbound Ford truck driven ... Read More »

St. Joseph County unemployment numbers released

The September unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by one-tenth of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 5.2 percent September unemployment rate was more than August’s 5.1 percent. September’s unemployment rate, however, was a full 2 percent less than the same ... Read More »

Parole and probation compliance checks performed

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week performed parole/probation-compliance checks on residences in conjunction with parole agents with the Michigan Department of Corrections. As part of Operation Night Hawk investigators from SCAN and agents from the DOC on Thursday checked six separate residences. Four individuals were arrested, with charges ranging from outstanding warrants, parole violations and ... Read More »

Man arrested on a felony warrant

A 27-year-old man was arrested this week on a felony warrant from Elkhart County. According to authorities, a White Pigeon Police K-9 unit on Monday stopped a driver on a 4-wheeler in the 400 block of Elkhart Street. Police said a check on the subject revealed a warrant for delivery and manufacturing methamphetamines. The suspect was found to be in ... Read More »

Indigent-defense services contract renewed

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week renewed a three-year contract for indigent-defense services. County administrator Pat Yoder said a pool of nine area attorneys were accepted to represent defendants who cannot afford legal services during their judicial process. The agreement, between the county and the Michigan Municipal Corporation, comes with a cost averaging about $480,000 each year ... Read More »