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Former teacher will stand trial

A former Centreville Public Schools teacher will stand trial after withdrawing a plea agreement last week. Terry Miller faces trial on more than 100 counts of criminal sexual conduct charges. No trial date has been set. Miller earlier this summer pleaded no-contest to one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of the agreement, Miller received no jail …

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Upton receives recognition

Two national agencies that advocate for people in need of mental-health treatment recognized U.S. Rep. Fred Upton during a ceremony Monday in Centreville. The National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, and the National Association for Rural Mental Health, awarded Upton their “Outstanding Legislative Leader” acknowledgment. It was presented by Liz O’Dell, chief executive officer of Community …

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Police investigate White Pigeon break-in

State police troopers are investigating a break-in at a residence in White Pigeon Township over the weekend. The victim told police someone broke into an attached garage in the 19000 block of Fawn River Road and stole a Yamaha Bruin four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle. The victim told police the incident likely occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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Items stolen from Lockport residence

A residence in Lockport Township was broken into over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies said the incident occurred overnight between Saturday and Sunday in the 19000 block of Hoshel Road. A rear window was broken out and numerous items were taken from the residence. An adjacent shed was also entered by force and items were taken from it, as well, investigators …

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Motorcyclist killed in crash

A 28-year-old Bronson man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle struck the rear of a pickup truck in Fawn River Township. Zachariah Himebaugh, was declared dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred just after 3:30 p.m. Michigan State Police said both vehicles were westbound in the 30000 block of U.S. 12, near Sweet Lake Road. The driver of …

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No-wake request for boaters

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is requesting boaters to abide by a no-wake request until at least midweek. The agency issued a media release and made the request in light of an abundance of rain during the past week, which has elevated lake levels in the region. No-wake boating practices will ensure docks, boats and shoreline objects remain in …

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