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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Three Rivers man was charged with weapons-related offenses after he was stopped for an equipment violation last week. According to Three Rivers police, the vehicle was pulled over Thursday on West Michigan Avenue at Erie Street. Officers noticed the man acting in a suspicious manner and asked him to exit the vehicle. The man gave officers consent to …

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Project Connect welcomes hundreds of attendees

It drew fewer people compared to 2016, but Friday’s Project Connect was deemed a success by its organizers. The 11th annual gathering took place at Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville, where about 500 people attended. Pastor Rod Detweiler said the event was promoted as a clearinghouse for people in need of aid, services and information related to just about any …

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Police investigate break-ins

Investigators with Michigan State Police are looking into a pair of recent breaking-and-entering incidents. Troopers were called to the 21000 block of Major Road in Lockport Township, where a residence was burglarized. The victim told police the incident occurred last week between noon Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday. Access to the residence was gained through a window that was broken …

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Bikers raise money in Poker Run

More than 225 bikers last weekend took part in the 11th annual Breast Cancer Benefit Poker Run, sponsored by the Heritage Trail H.O.G. chapter 2155 and Hamilton Harley-Davidson of Sturgis. As participants registered at Hamilton Harely-Davidson, several talked about their reason for joining the event, where proceeds go to the Women’s Preventative Health Care Day provided by Sturgis Hospital. The …

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Constantine considers medical marijuana ordinance

Members of the Constantine Village Council recently studied a draft of an ordinance to amend the village code to provide for the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana facilities within the municipality. Village attorney Howard Bush drew up the ordinance. The council has reviewed information on licensing provided by village Manager Mark Honeysett at the last four council meetings. Travis …

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Guns stolen in White Pigeon

Two handguns were stolen this week from a location in White Pigeon. State police were called shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday to White Pigeon Church of Christ in response to a breaking-and-entering incident. Church officials said the event occurred between noon and 6 p.m. Several items inside the church and two loaded handguns belonging to parishioners were reported stolen, according …

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