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Branch County man charged with attempted murder

A Branch County man has been charged with attempted murder following an attack on his brother Sunday in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s Department officials said Daniel Thomas, 49, of Bronson was charged with attempted murder following a Sunday evening incident in the 70000 block of Balk Road. Thomas was arrested after an argument with his brother, Randy Thomas. Officials said Daniel ... Read More »

Horses dead following barn fire

17 horses died in a fire late Tuesday afternoon at a boarding facility southeast of Edwardsburg in Cass County. Fire departments from 15 communities were called to fight the blaze at Smithfield Stables, which is located just north of the state line on Elkhart Road. Read More »

Three injured in Cass County crash

A Cassopolis man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial following a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 21-year-old Todd Duricic of Cassopolis was driving north on O’Keefe Road shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday in LaGrange Township. Deputies said Duricic attempted a U-turn north of Fox Street when he turned into the path of a ... Read More »

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 »

Michigan Ebola update

The Michigan Department of Community Health has released new numbers on people in Michigan being observed for Ebola. There are currently five individuals being actively monitored, while nine others have completed the monitoring cycle. It was reported on Nov. 3 that 10 people were under watch for Ebola symptoms in Michigan. The MDCH and a network of local public health agencies are ... 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 »

Snowplow blades are missing

Sheriff’s Deputies in Kalamazoo County are searching for whoever stole Comstock Township’s snowplow blades. Officials say thieves made off with all three of the 500-pound plow blades from their facility just before Halloween. Whoever took them loaded the blades into a 17-foot trailer belonging to the township and drove off with it. The weight of the steel plows added up to about ... Read More »

High salaries for engineering grads

Students graduating with degrees in engineering can expect the highest starting salaries. That’s according to the latest Recruiting Trends study from Michigan State University’s College Employment Research Institute. The study found engineering majors graduating with associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees led all majors with starting salaries ranging from $48,558 for an engineering associate’s degree to $69,284 for a master’s in engineering. Overall, graduates ... Read More »