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Boy found safe

Branch County authorities late Thursday afternoon located a 10-year-old Coldwater-area boy who had been reported missing since earlier in the day. Limited details were available about the discovery of Chance Miller, who authorities described as having diminished capacity. Officials did note, however, that he is safe. He was reported missing after leaving his bus stop at 7:30 a.m. near Miller ...

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Palmer promoted to detective sergeant

A 20-year veteran with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was promoted to detective sergeant, a position that will put him at the head of a beefed-up, drug-investigation unit. Burr Oak resident Lonnie Palmer was promoted from the position of detective, according to Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite. Palmer’s focus will shift to the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit, which was ...

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Three arrested for meth

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit arrested three people on methamphetamine-related charges Tuesday night in Three Rivers. Acting on a tip, investigators raided a house in the 400 block of North Main Street and arrested two men and one woman for possession of methamphetamine. Two of the three face additional charges of operating a meth lab and maintaining a ...

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Winners of Scarecrow Fest

Winners of the annual Scarecrow Fest, staged during Sunday’s Three Rivers Fall Color Tour, were announced this week by the St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department. A lower-than-usual number of entries took part in the event at Meyer Broadway Park, where nearly 150 votes were cast. Overall winner was Centreville’s Larry Brueck, who also claimed an award for scariest ...

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Commissioners set date for work session

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has set a time and date for a work session next week. Commissioners will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the county courthouse to discuss two matters. Chairman Rick Shaffer said time will be taken to discuss the impending vacancy of the county administrator’s position. Current administrator Judy West-Wing plans to retire in ...

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World Series bound!!

Prince Fielder waved his arms franticly, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out.   From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this.  Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit’s starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in ...

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Man charged in connection with murders

A man has been charged with killing a southwestern Michigan couple, nearly three years after the victims were found in their home.  Keith Lintz of Niles is charged with first-degree murder and a gun crime. Authorities say Carolyn and John Tarwacki were beaten, stabbed and shot in February 2010. They lived in the Niles area.  A statement Thursday by the ...

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Lenox

Frazee has been adopted! I am Lenox. I am a very easy going boy. I am three year old, have been neutered and my front feet have been declawed. I have been here for a very long time but I am in a bottom bunk and the visitors can’t see me very well. Someone in my family had allergies so ...

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Money designated to capital-improvement fund

Three-quarters of a $400,000 donation presented last week to the city of Three Rivers has been designated to a newly created capital-improvement fund. During Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners agreed to place $300,000 into the capital-improvement fund the city created as a result of the financial windfall. Though a specific use for the money has not ...

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Two arraigned in District Court

Two Sturgis men who were apprehended after they robbed a convenience store last weekend have been arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court. Robyn Homan, 33, and Ian Baker, 26, were charged with one count of unarmed robbery. In addition, Homan was charged with two counts of resisting and obstructing an officer. Bond has been set at $20,000 following their ...

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