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St Joseph County commissioners meeting twice a month

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to return to staging its committee of the whole meetings twice a month. The five-member panel last month decided to assemble at 8 a.m. the Wednesday before its twice-a-month board meetings. The committee of the whole meetings starting in January this year were held just once a month, prior to the ... Read More »

Sturgis police officer suspended

A Sturgis police officer has been placed on a two-week suspension following his involvement in an off-duty incident last month in Kalamazoo County. The 29-year-old officer was charged with operating under the influence and for having a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. The officer told investigators he was driving around 2 ... Read More »

River Trail Master plan details provided

Details regarding river access at five locations in St. Joseph County were provided simultaneously Monday in Three Rivers and Sturgis. Officials from Edgewater Resources of St. Joseph split into two groups and gave an overview of their progress toward creating a master plan At the Commission On Aging meal site in Three Rivers, landscape architect Suzanne Fromson focused on each ... Read More »

Branch County man charged with attempted murder

A Branch County man has been charged with attempted murder following an attack on his brother Sunday in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s Department officials said Daniel Thomas, 49, of Bronson was charged with attempted murder following a Sunday evening incident in the 70000 block of Balk Road. Thomas was arrested after an argument with his brother, Randy Thomas. Officials said Daniel ... Read More »

Three injured in Cass County crash

A Cassopolis man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial following a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 21-year-old Todd Duricic of Cassopolis was driving north on O’Keefe Road shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday in LaGrange Township. Deputies said Duricic attempted a U-turn north of Fox Street when he turned into the path of a ... Read More »

Potential abduction attempt clarified

The Three Rivers Police Department has issued a media release in an effort to clarify what was originally believed to be a potential abduction attempt. Chief Tom Bringman said the incident originated Wednesday last week in the 500 block of South Constantine Street. It was originally classified as a suspicious situation. Bringman said a resident asked a group of children ... Read More »