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Three Rivers Commission meeting

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission are in line to hear a 2012 audit report during their 6 p.m. meeting today. Also on deck is consideration to filling the vacant seat of First District commissioner and a public hearing on consideration of updating the Industrial Development Authority’s tax-increment financing plan.

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Salesman stole contents of purse

A vacuum-cleaner salesman stole the contents of a purse belonging to a Nottawa Township woman Friday. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a clean-cut black man in his 20s was allowed inside the residence to conduct a demonstration. While inside, he asked to use the bathroom and stole the purse from an adjacent room. Once in the bathroom, he ...

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Police investigating phone-fraud scam

Troopers from the White Pigeon detachment of the Michigan State Police were called Thursday to a Leonidas Township residence to investigate a telephone-fraud scam. According to a department press release, an 80-year-old woman said she was contacted by someone claiming to be her granddaughter. The alleged granddaughter said she was arrested in Mexico City and needed $1,800 wired to her ...

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Keep the Wreath Green

The Sturgis Fire Department has started its 2012 “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign. Department officials said they have placed at the front of the North Nottawa Street station a wreath clad in green lights, except for the top, which is yellow to honor those in the armed forces. Every time the department responds to a fire call, a red bulb ...

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Meetings in the area

A few meetings in the area are slated to take place today. Sturgis Township’s Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m., while the Three Rivers Planning Commission will assemble at 6:45 p.m. At 7 o’clock tonight, village councils in Centreville and Constantine are expected to begin their meetings.

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Cook says goodbye

Co-workers gathered Friday to say goodbye to a longtime employee at the St. Joseph County Central Dispatch agency in Centreville. Susan Cook, who has worked for the Centreville-based department for more than 20 years, was the recipient of numerous well-wishers from police and fire agencies throughout the county, as she is retiring. Cook said the biggest changes she has seen ...

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