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Fishing license check leads to arrest on drug charges

A routine check for a fishing license led to the arrest last week of a Vicksburg man charged with drug-related offenses. State police said Bruce Lovell, 52, Vicksburg, was fishing the St. Joseph River around 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Sturgis Dam in Lockport Township, when he was asked by a conservation officer for proof of a fishing license. Lovell …

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Man arrested after crash and foot chase

A 24-year-old man from Three Rivers was arrested over the weekend following a two-vehicle accident in Mottville Township. State police said they were dispatched at 12:40 a.m. Saturday to Vistula Road near U.S. 12, where a 57-year-old White Pigeon man suffered minor injuries. The other driver fled the scene and abandoned his car. He was found walking along the road …

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Preliminary exam scheduled for Furlong

Felony charges against a 65-year-old man charged with criminal restraint of a White Pigeon girl was set for preliminary examination last week in St. Joseph County District Court. A judge will hear preliminary testimony Oct. 6 to determine if there is enough evidence to bind the case to circuit court for trial for Daniel Furlong on allegations that he attempted …

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Constantine water/sewer ordinance reviewed

Members of the Constantine Village Council last week reviewed an ordinance amendment to not allow anyone other than the property owner to open a water/sewer account. The amendment includes a provision to allow tenants in rental property who already have an account to keep it, as long as they remain customers in good standing. The ordinance also clarifies whether unpaid …

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Stugis proposes softball complex

Sturgis city commissioners have approved a resolution asking St. Joseph County for $1.6 million toward the construction of a proposed softball-recreation complex. The action last week by Sturgis officials comes on the heels of the county commission earlier this month approving $2.1 million to supporters of a new recreation complex in the Three Rivers area. The Sturgis proposal includes an …

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Plan to transform old hospital presented

A plan to turn the old Three Rivers Hospital into a mixed-campus development was presented Wednesday in Three Rivers. Created by Birmingham-based Gibbs Planning Group, the concept includes a major residential component, restaurant and calls for expanding the property’s sled hill. The proposal received a warm reception from municipal and other community leaders assembled to hear and see the presentation by …

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