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Break-in in Flowerfield Township

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called last week to investigate a breaking-and-entering attempt in Flowerfield Township. The incident occurred at a residence in the 50000 block of Wetherbee Road. A neighbor reported hearing the house alarm going off and seeing a male suspect running from the house. The alarm was triggered as a result of the ...

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Gun discharged at Loy Norrix High School

Four western Michigan high school students have been arrested after a handgun was discharged in a boys’ restroom.  Kalamazoo police say in a release that a 10th-grader brought the small caliber, semi-automatic pistol Tuesday morning to Loy Norrix High School and inadvertently fired it.  Two other 10th grade students — a boy and girl — kept the gun in their ...

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Out and About – Week of March 16th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. In Chicago, they put something in the Chicago River that turns it a very noticeable shade of green. Here in Three Rivers, we have a hard enough time just keeping the rivers free of debris. Should you choose to celebrate this special day, please do so responsibly, because tomorrow is another work day, and since I’m ...

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Mendon – No contract renewal for Superintendent

By a 4-3 margin, members of the Mendon Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday to not renew the contract of Superintendent Rob Kuhlman. Board members Keith Heitkamp, Lynn Cool, Chris Ames and Regina Schinker opted against renewing Kuhlman’s contract; the measure was supported by Roger Cupp, Linda Thompson and board president Jim Fassett. Mendon school officials a month ago ...

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Police investigate explicit photo

The Three Rivers Police Department is working with officials from Three Rivers Community Schools regarding a situation involving the distribution an explicit photo of a student. Police said the inappropriate digital photo of a minor was consensually sent, but then distributed beyond the account of the recipient. As many as 12 people will likely be questioned, police said. A summary ...

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Cancer patient arrested near Colon

A 72-year-old cancer patient has been arrested on drug-related charges more than a year after police seized medical marijuana plants from his rural St. Joseph County home. Thomas Williams was arrested and charged last week with drug manufacturing and conspiracy. The charges stem from a November 2013 police seizure when officers stormed into his Colon Township home, seizing cash, his ...

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Two people arrested following crash

State police investigators have provided additional details regarding the arrest of a Three Rivers couple last week on a variety of charges following a traffic accident in Centreville. Cass county authorities said they arrested a 48-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman on charges related to the possession of methamphetamine, marijuana stolen property and two warrants. The couple was involved in ...

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Theft investigated in Sturgis Township

One suspect is in custody and another remains at large after they were found stealing diesel fuel from a farm over the weekend in Sturgis Township. Deputies were on patrol during the early morning hours Sunday when they located the occupants of a red Dodge pickup stealing from fuel tanks at Black Gold Farms, located in the 69000 block of ...

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Number 1 tax lady is arrested

A woman who promoted herself in the Kalamazoo areas as “No. 1 Tax Lady” is in hot water with the Internal Revenue Service. Fontrise Charles is charged with filing false returns for others to ensure big refunds over a three-year period. The indictment also accuses her of filing her own false returns. The 39-year-old Charles appeared Monday in Grand Rapids ...

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Young man who killed grandpa at 14 seeks lighter sentence

A judge in southwestern Michigan has heard a tearful plea from a young man who killed his grandfather at age 14 but hopes he can get a new sentence that would give him a chance at parole. Nineteen-year-old Dakotah Eliason was in a Berrien County court Friday because the U.S. Supreme Court says teens can’t automatically be given no-parole sentences ...

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