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Cass County K-9 helps apprehend suspect

A suspect in an alleged domestic-violence incident in Cass County this week was apprehended thanks to the effort of a K-9 unit. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 7:41 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 66000 block of Elbow Lake Street in Porter Township. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were advised that the suspect, a 31-year-old …

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Elkhart County and White Pigeon Sanitary System reach agreement

A treatment contract between Elkhart County and the board that oversees the White Pigeon Sanitary System has been reached, according to White Pigeon Township Supervisor Don Gloy. As a result, an area designated as the State Road 13 Interchange Corridor will receive sewer service, allowing it to eventually send up to 150,000 gallons of waste daily to the White Pigeon …

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Griffin named to board of directors

Kathryn Griffin of Centreville has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association for Court Management for a term ending in 2018. Griffin serves as court administrator for the 45th Circuit Court in St. Joseph County. National Association for Court Management is a member organization dedicated to educating court professionals, providing a network of support, sharing information …

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Grants approved for local programs

The White Pigeon Area Community Foundation – a geographic affiliate of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation – recently approved $6,500 in grant awards during its 2016 competitive grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund awarded a $4,000 grant to the White Pigeon Caring Families for community and program support. The Gray Fund also provided grant support to Habitat for Humanity …

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Sturgis man charged with murder

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough announced Monday a charge of open murder is being filed against a Sturgis man who allegedly stabbed to death another Sturgis man over the weekend. Jonathan Fleming, 37, allegedly stabbed 39-year-old Christopher Calhoun Sunday morning at Fleming’s Jacob Street residence. Sturgis police were called to 208 Jacob St. just before 9 a.m. Sunday in …

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Mendon man stabbed in assault

A 25-year-old Mendon man was the victim of a felonious assault this week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the man received a ride from an unknown suspect at 1:45 a.m. Monday in the 29000 block of Kelly Road. While inside the vehicle, the Mendon man was stabbed by the driver, who was described as being bearded and in …

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