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Area’s third flu death reported

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is reporting its third flu-associated death this year, as the number of flu cases caused by Influenza B strain increase. The adult who died last week was under the age of 65 with underlying health conditions, said Steve Todd, the tri-county health department’s health officer. The agency declined to state the victim’s gender and ...

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Suspects in police chase still at large

A driver and passenger in a vehicle involved in a police pursuit remain at large after the suspect’s car was found crashed in Kalamazoo County. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies began pursuing the vehicle shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday on M-60 near U.S. 131. The pursuit continued north into Park Township and the vehicle was found wrecked ...

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Traffic stop results in arrest

An Indiana man was arrested on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop last weekend in Sturgis. State police said a vehicle the man was driving was stopped for an equipment violation at 5:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Clay and John streets in Sturgis. The 27-year-old driver, an Elkhart man, was found to be in possession of ...

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Citizen of the Year banquet tickets available

The Three Rivers Lions Club has announced that tickets for the “Bruce C. Snook Citizen of the Year” banquet honoring Al Heivilin are now on sale at Ridgeway Floral in Three Rivers. The April 28 banquet honoring Heivilin will take place at Belle Époque, 54 Railroad Drive, in Three Rivers. Event organizers said the evening will begin with a social ...

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Constantine man injured in crash

A truck driven by Robert Gonser III, 21, of Constantine, hit another truck Wednesday night last week on Covered Bridge Road. St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s deputies arrived at the scene and found Gonser’s truck to have substantial front-end damage, resulting after the truck traveled through the curve too quickly. The air bag was deployment and Gonser was wearing a ...

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Parasite outbreak at Centreville High School

An outbreak of the parasite cryptosporidiosis at Centreville High School’s agriculture educaton program sent one student to the hospital and infected 12 others, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The outbreak is contained and the hospitalized student has been released. The outbreak came in early March in the co-op vet/ag science program run through St. Joseph Intermediate School ...

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