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MDOT plans improvement open house

Michigan Department of Transportation officials are planning an open house next week to address proposed improvements of a major intersection. The state agency will stage an open house 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Brown Municipal Building in Coldwater to discuss its plans to repave and reconfigure the I-69 business loop in Coldwater. Officials from MDOT and the …

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Irrigation system damaged

An irrigation system was damaged last month in Burr Oak Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred in a field at U.S. 12 near Halfway Road. The owner of the system reported the incident Monday and said the damage was likely done on or around Sept. 25.

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Police catch person of interest in overdose death

Tips from the public helped police apprehend a 39-year-old man considered a person of interest in the heroin overdose death of a Three Rivers woman. Chief Tom Bringman said officers were called at 7:20 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to a possible overdose. Police and fire personnel found an unresponsive woman at the residence …

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Search warrant leads to 6 arrests

Six people were arrested on drug-related offenses earlier this month in White Pigeon Township. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit responded Oct. 4 to the 71000 block of Lakeview Drive after receiving numerous citizen tips about suspected narcotics activity taking place at the residence. SCAN members obtained a search warrant, and were assisted by the St Joseph …

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4 wheeler stolen in Mottville

State police officials are investigating the theft of a four-wheeler from a location in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, troopers responded at 5 p.m. Saturday to the 10000 block of Water Street, where a 2011 Kawasaki Prairie 360 was taken between 3 p.m. Thursday and 4:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle is blue in color.

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Police investigate breaking-and-entering

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place in Park Township. The residential break-in occurred Thursday and was reported at 3:40 p.m. by a resident in the 54000 block of Buckhorn Road. Numerous handguns, long guns and electric guitars, including some autographed by musician Ted Nugent, were among the items stolen, according …

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