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Autopsy confirms identity of body found

Sheriff Brad Balk said results of an autopsy conducted on a body found Friday in the St. Joseph River confirmed it was the man who police had thought. Balk said the body was Justin Berg, 45, who had been missing since May 9. Members of the St. Joseph County Dive/Rescue team recovered the body in Three Rivers. Berg was last …

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Man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

A Constantine man was arrested over the weekend after drugs were found inside his vehicle. Three Rivers police said the vehicle being operated by the 36-year-old man was stopped Saturday morning on West Michigan Avenue at Railroad Drive for an equipment violation. According to a department media release, officers became suspicious during their interview with the driver. The department’s canine …

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Trailer stolen in Lockport Township

A car trailer was stolen within the past week from a property in Lockport Township. State police said the incident was reported around 3:20 p.m. Sunday, when troopers responded to the 59000 block of Lambert Road. The victim told authorities the double-axle, flatbed trailer was stolen between Wednesday and Sunday from a vacant property. The suspect cut a chain lock …

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ISD Board applicants being accepted

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Superintendent Barb Marshall has issued a media release, announcing that applications for a vacancy to the ISD Board of Education are being accepted for a limited time. Longtime board member Sally Boeschenstein announced last week she will be stepping down from the board next month. Marshall said applications will be accepted through June 10, …

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Delay to bridge project

Motorists in the Centreville area have been given a brief reprieve from a major detour impacting M-86 traffic to the east. Replacement of the M-86 bridge over the Prairie River in Nottawa Township was slated to begin this month but instead will commence in mid July, according to Michigan Department of Transportation spokesman Nick Schirripa. The $4.9 million project is …

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Sheriff’s Department selling mailbox signs

The St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department explorer post is selling 9-1-1 mailbox signs. The signs are green with reflective numbers on both sides, with dimensions of 6-inches by 17.5-inches. Signs are available in a vertical and horizontal layout. They are $15.50, with all proceeds going to Explorer Scout Post for uniforms and educational training. Signs can be ordered through …

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