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Woman arrested after fleeing police

A police pursuit occurred early Sunday in Dowagiac. Cass County Sheriff ’s Department deputies said the incident took place around 4:45 a.m., when a 27-year-old woman fled from police and crashed her vehicle. With the help of a police K-9, the woman was found in a wooded area near the crash location and was taken to Dowagiac Lee Memorial Hospital …

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CMHSAS compliance under scrutiny

The makeup of the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Board of St. Joseph County is under scrutiny. To be in compliance with the state’s Mental Health Code related to such panels, it must include members who themselves or are related to someone who – past or present – has undergone some form of counseling. The debate centers on …

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Rider injured in motorcycle crash

A Three Rivers man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving went off the roadway earlier this week in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the motorcycle was heading west at 5 p.m. Monday on Hoshel Road, when it failed to navigate a curve near Lutz Road and went off the north side of the road. The motorcycle overturned and …

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New ISD superintendent signs contracts

Teresa Belote signed a contract with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District for a total salary package of $146,000 at a special board meeting Monday in Centreville. In a separate special meeting later in the day, Bronson Community Schools Board of Education accepted Belote’s resignation as superintendent. The Bronson board voted to use the Michigan Association of School Board …

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Burr Oak awarded robotics grant

Students at Burr Oak Middle and High School were granted outside support as they use robots to build skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to the Bobcat High School Robotics Team and $1,500 to the Bobcats Middle School Robotics Team. The funds will support robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in …

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City resolution supports pedestrian trail

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission last week threw their support behind a proposed state grant to help cover the cost of a pedestrian trail. A resolution endorsing the plan is required for the city to potentially qualify for a Michigan Department of Transportation grant. The proposed trail, which would run adjacent to U.S. 131 between Hoffman and Broadway …

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