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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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Seasonal weight restrictions in effect

As expected, the St. Joseph County Road Commission has begun enforcing the seasonal weight restrictions. The annual restriction took effect at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Seasonal weight restriction permits can be downloaded from the website: stjoeroads.com. The restrictions are necessary due to the potential damage to roadways because of the freeze-thaw-cycle common this time of year.

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Centreville woman dies after jumping from moving vehicle

Area police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Centreville woman early Saturday. Michigan State Police troopers and St. Joseph County sheriff deputies are assisting Colon police to find out more about the death of Katie Jean Alexander-Longacre. Authorities were called to the 1000 block of West M-86 at 2:45 a. m. Saturday after the woman jumped from a moving ...

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