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Commissioners approve contract

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a three-year contract with three units from the sheriff’s department Tuesday. The five-person command unit, the road unit and its 15 members, and a roster of 17 employees in the corrections unit are under contract through the end of 2015. Terms of the contract include 2 percent pay increases in 2013 and ...

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Man injured in crash

A 42-year-old White Pigeon resident was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital after sustaining injuries in a car-bicycle crash last week. State police investigators said John Hassinger was taken to the Kalamazoo medical facility after he was struck while riding his bike on U.S. 12 at Huff Road in White Pigeon Township. The incident occurred at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, when 30-year-old ...

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Church robbed

Vandalism and the theft of copper wire at a church in the 56000 block of Wilbur Road in Park Township was reported Sunday. Officials with Agape Family Church indicated the violations occurred to the exterior of the church, according to Michigan State Police investigators. A value of the stolen wire and cost to repair the vandalism were not stated in ...

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Man arrested, didn’t pay for fuel

A 30-year-old Three Rivers resident was charged with a pair of offenses after he attempted to leave a local gas station without paying for fuel. The Three Rivers Police Department said the man pumped an unstated quantity of gasoline around 8:30 a.m. Friday and fled the Admiral gas station without paying. The store clerk was able to secure license plate ...

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Items stolen in Florence Township

Several items and collectables of significant value were taken from a residence during a daytime break-in Thursday last week in Florence Township. State police investigators said the incident took place in the 17000 block of Featherstone Road. In addition to Playstation and Xbox games and consoles, other items taken include a Remington rifle, chainsaw, Dell laptop computer, and jewelry and ...

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Caswell and Lori office hours

State Sen. Bruce Caswell plans to stage in-district office hours in St. Joseph County this week. Caswell will be at the Covered Bridge Diner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Centreville. Caswell said the opportunity is an informal gathering where the public is invited to raise issues relevant to his legislative duties. Meanwhile, State Rep. Matt Lori will host ...

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