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Sturgis church damaged in fire

A church in Sturgis sustained fire-related damage last week. Sturgis firefighters arrived shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday at Potter House Church, 210 E. Congress St., and found smoke coming from near the chimney on the west side of the building. Crew members entered the attic area and found flames in an outer wall and attic space near the pastoral office. ...

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One injured following car crash

A 19-year-old Sturgis woman escaped injury late Wednesday after the vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole on Fawn River Road near Franks Avenue in Sturgis. Police said the driver lost control of the car after becoming distracted, causing it to leave the road and collide with the pole. She was taken to Sturgis Hospital for treatment.

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Frisbie named Coach of the Year

Constantine boys’ basketball coach Chuck Frisbie was named Associated Press Class C coach of the year. In his first season as the team’s coach, Frisbie turned around a program that went 1-19 a year ago to 21-3 this season. The Falcons won the KVA league title and had a deep run in the postseason. Frisbie gave credit to his players ...

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Suspects arrested on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week executed a controlled buy of pseudoephedrine pills in the 21000 block of Michigan Avenue in Park Township. SCAN officers received information about a subject selling pseudoephedrine, which is the main ingredient in the production of methamphetamine. After purchasing the pills from the suspect Wednesday, the suspect and his passenger ...

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Police in Michigan use easy way to check vehicle insurance

Police in Michigan are using an easy way to check whether a motor vehicle is properly insured. Starting last year, police got access to information on whether a vehicle is insured by running a license plate number through an in-car computer. State police 1st Lt. David Simon, commander of the Tri-City Post in Bay County’s Williams Township, says the update ...

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Certificate of Excellence awarded to several eateries

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Board of Health has released its “Certificates of Excellence” in food service report for 2014. Award recipients represent food establishments that were able to meet stringent criteria during the year. Ninety-six tri-county food service establishments, including restaurants, bars, catering kitchens and schools, received this year’s award. Schools in St. Joseph County to meet the ...

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Sheriff’s Department investigating stolen vehicle

St. Joseph County deputies responded to a stolen vehicle complaint last weekend. The owner of the truck said a blue, 2000 Ford F-150 was parked in his driveway Saturday night and it was discovered stolen Sunday morning. The truck has front- and passenger-side damage from a prior crash. It has Michigan license plate CDJ4297. The truck was last seen in ...

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State Police budget goes to House Committee on Appropriations

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced passage of a budget to fund State Police operations by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police. Miller, chairman of the subcommittee, said the panel reported a $612 million budget to fund the law-enforcement agency. Miller said the plan ensures the continuation of vital public-safety programs that have resulted in lowering crime rates in ...

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Poll: Sales tax proposal is in trouble

A new statewide poll is showing that Proposal 1, which is on the May ballot in Michigan, is in trouble. The survey was commissioned by the Lansing-based “MIRS” newsletter and conducted by Target Insyght. While pro-Prop 1 ads have been aired heavily for three weeks, 55-percent of likely Michigan voters remain opposed to it. And that figure rises to 65 percent after ...

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Body found in St. Joseph River

Police say the body of a missing Marine was recovered from the St. Joseph River in northern Indiana.  Thirty-three-year-old Jason Holland of Mishawaka initially was reported missing from his home last October.  Two Indiana Michigan Power employees conducting a routine inspection discovered his body Wednesday afternoon near the Twin Branch hydroelectric dam in Mishawaka.  A St. Joseph County coroner used ...

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