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Theft of irrigation traveler

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the larceny of an irrigation traveler from a field in Leonidas Township. According to a department news release, the Heinzman traveler and 660 feet of blue hose were stolen from a field on Blossom Road, west of Shannon Road. The incident occurred last week, sometime between Monday and Friday.

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Another meth related arrest

A Sturgis resident in his mid-20s was arrested after he was found operating a methamphetamine lab out of his vehicle earlier this week. According to the Sturgis Police Department, the man was identified as a possible suspect in a retail-theft incident around 7 p.m. Tuesday at a business in the 800 block of South Centerville Road. During a follow-up investigation, …

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Lane closures till Oct. 31st

Bridge-repair work at two different locations in Three Rivers started Wednesday and will conclude at the end of October. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, there will be single-lane closures on Michigan Avenue between Spring Street and M-86 through Oct. 31. Meanwhile, MDOT said over the same time period there will be single-lane closures on U.S. 131 between West …

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Two arrested for theft charges

Sturgis Police arrested two men early Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the theft of cigarettes from a gas station in LaGrange County. According to a media release, the two were stopped at an unspecified location in the city and the 33-year-old driver was found to have a suspended license. Consent was given to search the vehicle and officers uncovered …

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Collision causes injuries

Three people were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident last week in Centreville. Police said a 17-year-old Centreville woman stopped on Shimmel Road at M-86, and proceeded to turn in front of an eastbound vehicle driven by a 39-year-old Middlebury woman. The eastbound vehicle struck the Centreville woman’s car, forcing both vehicles into the westbound lane of M-86. …

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Good attendance at the fair

More than 142,000 people attended the St. Joseph County Grange Fair over the course of its seven-day run last week, officials from the fair board announced Monday. Despite rain Friday night and Saturday morning, a strong crowd to the Saturday evening Alan Jackson concert helped push the weekly attendance to a point that it surpassed 2011 attendance by 2 percent, …

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