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Two charged with meth

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed two search warrants Wednesday at a residence in the 29000 block of Edgewater Beach Road in White Pigeon Township, where two pounds of drugs were to be delivered by U.S. Mail. In conjunction with officials from the U.S. Postal Service, SCAN officers served a search warrant for a quantity of …

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New superintendent

A Sturgis Public Schools administrator has been offered the superintendent’s position at a neighboring district. Members of the Bronson Community Schools Board of Education voted this week to extend a contract offer to Teresa Belote. She currently serves as principal at Congress and Wenzel elementary schools. Belote was one of three finalists from a field of six candidates interviewed for …

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Mail carrier injured

A mail carrier was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in White Pigeon Township. State police officials said a vehicle driven by Niles resident Lori Jones, 55, was eastbound on Indian Prairie Road when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Harry Pletcher, 95, of White Pigeon. Jones was treated for minor injuries at Elkhart General …

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Sheriff investigating hit-and-run

Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said his office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that occurred Wednesday morning in Porter Township. The crash happened at 8:44 a.m. on M-40 at Shavehead Lake Street, according to a department media release. Deputies identified the driver and his passengers who had remained at the crash site as 30-year-old Robert Monfore, and Kristin Greer, 25, …

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Man stable after stabbing

A Sturgis man is in stable condition after he was stabbed during a residential break-in attempt Sunday. The incident took place in the 29000 block of Fawn River Road, where the victim was stabbed several times in the neck and chest, according to Sturgis Police. The 83-year-old victim was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital. A 28-year-old suspect is awaiting return …

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Commission approves funds

St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to cover a six-digit dollar amount request from Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The commission unanimously approved an allocation in excess of $168,000 to the agency. What was labeled a one-time request for the funds from CMH sparked a lengthy discussion by commissioners. The five-member panel criticized state legislators for …

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