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Body identified in Kalamazoo

Authorities in Kalamazoo say a body found under the ice in a lake at a city park belonged to a 27-year-old man who disappeared in November.  Police say rescue crews and a dive team got a call Sunday to Spring Valley Park after someone spotted a body in the water.  The body has been identified as that of Jason K. Bassett. ... Read More »

There’s a person of interest

Authorities say they have a person of interest in a 2010 double homicide in southwestern Michigan.  The Michigan attorney general’s office is handling the investigation into the deaths of 39-year-old Carolyn Tarwacki and her 42-year-old husband John Tarwacki.  No charges have been filed and the person of interest wasn’t being identified.  The Tarwackis were killed Feb. 5, 2010, at their ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of January 9th

“Pay it Forward” and “A Random act of Kindness”. These are two phrases worth some serious thought and action. These phrases can be better defined as doing something for someone without expecting anything in return. An example might be paying for someone’s cup of coffee or breakfast anonymously. I have experienced this from both sides. It’s very nice to be ... Read More »

Faculty Recognized At GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College recently recognized 30 faculty members who observed milestone anniversaries for their years of employment at the Centreville-area college. Collectively, the group represented 330 years of employment at Glen Oaks. The most-senior employee recognized was library technician Judy Fetch, who has logged 30 years as a Glen Oaks employee. In addition three employees honored for 25 years ... Read More »

Three People Charged By Police

Three people in a vehicle stopped Saturday in Florence Township were charged with various offenses by police. The stop took place near the intersection of Lutz and Featherstone roads, where a deputy from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department noticed a 1992 Oldsmobile had a defective brake light. The driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old man from Three Rivers, was ... Read More »

Man arrested following domestic dispute

County sheriff deputies were dispatched to the 12000 block of Millers Mill Road in Constantine Township late Monday night for a report of a man who had shot a rifle inside his home during a domestic dispute. Deputies were able to speak with a brother of the suspect who had went to the residence and convinced the man to come outside ... Read More »

Unemployment Rate Lower

St. Joseph County’s November unemployment rate of 8.3 percent was its lowest in the first 11 months of 2011. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget Analysis report for November shows the county’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.9 percent in October. The analysis indicated retail sectors gearing up for seasonal end-of-the-year jobs played a significant role in the drop. ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Stealing

Officers from the White Pigeon Police Department last week arrested a 20-year-old Detroit man who stole cell phones from separate residences while conducting door-to-door solicitations. Police said the man was among a group of three people Wednesday in White Pigeon attempting to peddle energy discounts through the company Just Energy. On two occasions when the man was allowed inside a ... Read More »

First Babies Of The Year

It took fours days into the new year, but Sturgis Hospital’s first baby of 2012 was born last Wednesday. Alexah Stafford, the daughter of Three Rivers residents Bridget and Dustin Stafford, weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces. They are Constantine High School graduates. Chance Ray Rhodes, the son of Paige Tice and Ethan Rhodes, was the first baby of ... Read More »

Armed robbery in Sturgis

Sturgis Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Sunday evening shortly after 7pm at the Admiral gas station on West Chicago Road. A white male wearing all black clothing entered the the gas station brandishing a large knife and demanded money. He fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Read More »