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Prayer Vigil tonight

Hohner Funeral Home and its staff are hosting a vigil and prayer service to remember victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. The hour-long program starts at 6 tonight and takes place at Hohner’s Arnold Street location in Three Rivers. Pastor Bob Anderson will lead in prayer. Director Gabe Adams said a register book will be available, and cards or ...

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Young boy passes away

Sheriff Brad Balk said deputies were called to a Lockport Township residence shortly before 7 p.m. Monday in response to a subject who passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Balk said the victim was a 13-year-old boy who died at the scene, inside his residence.

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Board of Ed special meeting

Here’s a reminder that the Constantine Board of Education will stage a special meeting today to review policies and procedures stemming from the recent investigation of sexual conduct demonstrated by a pair of 5-year-old boys. Set for 5:30 p.m. at the high school library, the meeting will include a look at policies applied during the police investigation of the incident.

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Mental Health Board meeting

Members of St. Joseph County’s Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board took a few moments Tuesday discussing the significance of services for people with mental-health needs. During the board’s monthly meeting in Centreville, Executive Director Liz O‘Dell said while gun control is a popular discussion stemming from last week’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the ...

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Sturgis police investigate armed robbery

Sturgis police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Sunday in the 200 block of South Clay Street. A department media release indicated the suspect, described by police as a black man in his 20s, took cash and other items of value from the victim and fled the area on foot. The suspect and the victim were acquaintances, according ...

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County Commission meeting

Resolutions honoring a trio of county officials highlight today’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. The board’s final meeting of 2012 will see resolutions honoring District Court Judge William Welty, and commissioners Jerry Ware and Larry Walton. Welty is retiring after a 22-year tenure as judge, while Ware and Walton are leaving the county board, which is shrinking from ...

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