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No action taken on proposed courthouse cell phone ban

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners took their share of heat Tuesday for a plan to ban cell phones from the historic courthouse. The reaction comes on the heels of discussion at last week’s Executive Committee meeting, during which commissioners were advised that the ban on cell phones in the north building will be imposed once a …

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Superintendent applicant withdraws application

A contender for the job of Centreville Public Schools’ superintendent has withdrawn her candidacy, opening the door for a new applicant. Rod Green, hired by the district through the Michigan Association of School Boards to lead the superintendent search, said he was informed Tuesday that Risa Herber withdrew from consideration. As a result, Kyle Corlett, principal at Park Elementary School …

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Names of attempted murder suspects released

The names of three men charged with attempted murder during an incident last weekend in Three Rivers have been released by authorities. Antonio Slater, 33, of Three Rivers, was arrested Sunday with 19-year-old Dondre Slater of Elkhart and 20-year-old Tremell Slater of Middlebury. Their arrests stem from a call to the 200 block of River Drive in Three Rivers, where …

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Fire crew respond to business fire

The Sturgis Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire late Tuesday at the north end of town. The incident occurred at Cobalt Holdings in the 1000 block of North Centreville Road. First-responding crews reported smoke from the north end of the building and determined that a piece of machinery was on fire. Upon entering the building, firefighters observed heavy …

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Dashcam chase video – Three arrested following attempted robbery

A dashcam chase video has been released by police following a weekend incident.  A Three Rivers man and two Indiana residents face a number of charges after an attempted armed robbery in Three Rivers.  Click here for the video. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, officers responded Saturday to the 200 block of River Drive in response …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Speed and alcohol were likely factors in a single-vehicle accident last weekend in Branch County’s Batavia Township. State police were called around midnight Saturday to Ember Road, near Wheeler Road, in response to a car that had crashed into a tree. The car was being driven east on Ember Road by a 23-year-old Bronson man. Investigators said he lost control …

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