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Several charges for woman who fled seen of crash

A 20-year-old White Pigeon woman was arrested last week after she fled on foot from the scene of a single-car accident in Mottville Township. State police troopers were called to the intersection of Thomas and Blyly roads regarding a car a car that had driven into a pole and guardrail around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Several witnesses tried to help the ...

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One injured in Cass County crash

An Illinois man caused a two-vehicle accident after he ran a stop sign last week in Cass County’s Volinia Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said Jose Balderas, 54, of Waukegan, Ill., was driving south on Decatur Road when he failed to stop at Marcellus Highway and struck a westbound vehicle driven by Bruce Johnson, 56, of Cassopolis. Johnson was treated at ...

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Miller applauds House budget approval

State Rep. Aaron Miller earlier this month applauded the House for approving the state budget for fiscal year 2015 to 2016. Miller said the budget will pay down debt liabilities, catch up on payments to the state teacher retirement fund, dedicate general fund dollars to fix Michigan roads, and restore Rainy Day Funds to peak levels that have not been ...

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Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation has announced it will be accepting grant applications through July 17. Eligible applicants include schools, government entities, and other 501(c)3 organizations within the city of Three Rivers and surrounding townships.  Final grant awards will require 25% matching funds. Selected grant recipients will be notified mid-August informing them on the award amount that the foundation will match ...

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New animal shelter a possibility

The prospect of a new county animal shelter facility remains a possibility, as members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners revisited the issue during a work session Tuesday. Commissioner Rick Shaffer, a member of the animal control advisory board, said he favors a new building over refurbishing the current building. Meanwhile, Commissioner Don Eaton, who has visited facilities ...

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One injured in crash

Speed is considered a factor in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Marcellus Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said Norman Hand, 48, of Marcellus, was driving west on 96th Avenue shortly after 9:30 p.m. June 3 when his vehicle left the road, hit an embankment and went airborne. It came to rest after striking a row of trees ...

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