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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 »

Community Players holding auditions for talent competition

Auditions are taking place for the inaugural “TR Has Talent” competition, hosted by the Three Rivers Community Players. The auditions take place 6 to 9 p.m. starting tonight, and continuing Wednesday and Thursday at the Community Players Building, 15526 Millard Road. All acts and ages are welcome. Organizers said the competition takes place Dec. 12 for ages 18 and younger, ... Read More »

Jodi Parrack vigil held in Constantine

More than 40 people gathered at Cannon Park in Constantine Saturday to mark the seven-year anniversary of the death of Jodi Parrack. The 30-minute vigil centered on a prayer by Ray Walls, an elder at Word Fellowship in Nottawa. Michigan State Police Trooper Bryan Fuller attended the event, and said he and his fellow officers echo the sentiments in Walls’ ... Read More »

Sturgis “Bucket Challenge” raises money for United Way

More than $16,000 was collected during last week’s “Bucket Challenge” competition between the Sturgis Fire Department and Sturgis’ Electric Department. Staged Friday outside the Sturgis Fire Department, the two departments conducted the fundraiser for the benefit of the St. Joseph County United Way. Beginning at 9 a.m., the competition saw city employees spend 30 minutes in either an electric truck ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department searching for wanted man

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. Assistance is being sought in helping to locate 42-year-old Chad Burdett Horn. Horn is wanted on warrants out of Cass and St. Joseph counties for child neglect. He is also wanted in St. Joseph County for failure to appear and felonious ... Read More »

Man injured after accidental shooting

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accidental shooting last week in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, the incident took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 28000 block of Wing Road. A 56-year-old man told investigators he was working on a tractor, when a loaded, 22-caliber rifle fell off one ... Read More »