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Three arrested on multiple charges

Three people were arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop in Three Rivers. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said upon further investigation, deputies found numerous components to manufacture methamphetamine. In addition, deputies found property that appeared to have been stolen from area stores. The three were charged with possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and stolen property, and maintaining and operating a ...

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Police looking for driver following hit and run

State police are looking for the driver of a semi that sideswiped a vehicle and failed to stop after the incident. Troopers said the accident occurred around 8 o’clock Wednesday morning on U.S. 131 near Indian Prairie Road in White Pigeon Township. The driver of a Honda Accord was headed northbound when a southbound semi crossed the centerline and sideswiped ...

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Deadline approaching to get health-care coverage

The clock is ticking for people who still have not applied for health-care coverage at healthcare.gov. Officials from the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency said they are working tirelessly to ensure that all tri-county residents are enrolled. With two certified navigators and six certified application counselors on staff, someone is always available to assist with questions and provide assistance in ...

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Sheriff’s Department investigating breaking and entering

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle. The incident was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Monday in Colon Township, where entry was forced to a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 60000 block of Lepley Road. Details about what was taken from the vehicle were not ...

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Michigan House approves land-acquisition plans

The Michigan House recently approved funding for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including a pair of land-acquisition plans in Cass and St. Joseph counties. The Stewart Lake and Dowagiac Creek projects are among 69 land-acquisition and recreational-development projects totaling $24.7 million, according to state Rep. Aaron Miller. Miller said the local projects will be a boost to enthusiasts of ...

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State of the Area address planned

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has announced it will host a State of the Area address next week. Officials from five governmental entities will provide economic updates during the 90-minute program that begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Three Rivers Community Center. The agenda features Centreville DDA Director Carol Snow-Penn, Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett, Mendon Village ...

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