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4 wheeler stolen in Fabius Township

A Yamaha four-wheeler was stolen last week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday behind a residence in the 14000 block of Drummond Road. Deputies said the suspects had removed a black, 2002 Yamaha 347-CC quad from the property. The vehicle was being restored and not operable in …

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One injured in Mendon crash

Alcohol is considered a factor in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. State police said 23-year-old Tylre Gaiser of Vicksburg was driving north on Silver Street at 1:50 a.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at Michigan Avenue. His vehicle crashed into a retaining wall and boulder at the north end of the three-way intersection, according to …

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Three Rivers man charged with sex crimes

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has charged an 18-year-old Three Rivers man with 21 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to an affidavit from the prosecutor’s office, Alec Piper allegedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female child in his homes in Lockport and Fabius townships. The victim told St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies that initially Piper …

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Two arrested after traffic stop

A Three Rivers man was one of two people arrested last weekend on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Constantine Township. State police stopped a vehicle at 11:20 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 131 at Drummond Road after it was observed traveling 73 miles per hour. An authorized search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of several bags of …

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House approves transparency legislation

State Rep. Aaron Miller has commended his House colleagues for joining him in approving landmark legislation that opens state government to more public scrutiny. Miller said the 11 bills make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act. Miller …

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Road commission names projects

Two roads and four bridges will receive attention this summer, as the St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced its 2017 road and bridge projects. Road commission manager Chris Minger said the work will take place on Nottawa Road in Mendon and Nottawa townships, and White School Road in Sturgis Township. The Nottawa Road work will feature a crush-and-shape process …

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