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Man dies after crash

A 33-year-old Colon man died Wednesday night following injuries sustained in a one- vehicle accident in Colon Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not indicated in a department media release, was driving north on Farrand Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at Paradise Road, and his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a cluster …

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Faulty valve causes overflow

Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel discovered a faulty air-release valve at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday on South US-131. The malfunctioning piece of equipment had caused a sanitary sewage overflow onto the adjacent roadway. Wastewater personnel isolated the malfunctioning valve, and a clean-up contractor vacuumed and power-washed the affected area. Clean-up personnel covered the affected area with hydrated lime as an …

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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

A citizen’s tip led to the arrests of two people Wednesday afternoon at a residence in White Pigeon Township. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at the residence, located in the 21000 block of U.S. 12, and found methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, packaging material and several items of drug paraphernalia. A man and a …

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Slippery conditions cause crash

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded last week to a personal-injury traffic crash as the result of a slippery road surface. The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. Jan. 29 on Calvin Center Road, near Bulhand Street in Calvin Township. The crash involved a Postle Aluminum semi-tractor and trailer. The investigation showed that the semi, driven by Mishawaka resident …

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Annexation of sports complex land halted

Lockport Township has secured a temporary restraining order in response to the city of Three Rivers on Tuesday annexing an 80-acre parcel of land for development of a multi-field sports complex. The issue is set to be settled before circuit court judge Paul Stutesman at 1 p.m. Feb. 17. The restraining order was signed Wednesday morning by St. Joseph County …

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Two arrested after stabbing

Two Jackson residents were arrested last weekend following a domestic-assault incident in the city of Three Rivers. Police were called to the 200 block of River Drive and arrived to find an 18-year-old man had been stabbed by his girlfriend. The victim was treated at Three Rivers Health. He and his girlfriend were subsequently taken to the St. Joseph County …

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