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Search warrant finds grow operation

A substantial marijuana-grow operation in the city of Three Rivers was dismantled last month. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit, along with deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant April 14 in the 1100 block of North Main Street. The investigation was a cooperative effort with the Ohio State Police and Delaware …

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Chemical pump stolen in Sturgis

A chemical pump was reported stolen Tuesday morning from a location in Sturgis Township. State police said the 10-year-old utility, which weighs about 60 pounds, was taken between April 28 and May 2 from the 69000 block of Stubey Road. The pump was visible from the roadway and was not secured. The suspect also left a new pump that had …

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Local sports complex – Court reverses local ruling

Three Rivers’ plan to develop a multi-field sports complex hit a snag Tuesday, when the Michigan Third District Court of Appeals reversed a local ruling on whether the parcel is vacant. The setback marks a win for Lockport Township. Its officials filed the appeal in February 2016 after St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton ruled the 77-acre parcel …

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Four arrested on multiple charges

Four people were arrested by Three Rivers Police last week in an operation that involved the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Absconding Recovery Unit. Three Rivers Chief Tom Bringman said a fugitive under surveillance was seen leaving a residence shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of 9th Avenue. The vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped …

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Man dies after motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old Centreville man died over the weekend from injuries following a motorcycle accident. State police said Larry D. Smith died several hours after the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer at 10:20 p.m. Saturday on M-86 near M-66 in Colon Township. His passenger, 43-year-old Aubrey Smith, also of Centreville, was hospitalized with unspecified injuries. Neither person was wearing …

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No injuries in Sturgis fire

A single-family residence in Sturgis sustained water and smoke damage due to a fire over the weekend. The Sturgis Fire Department was called at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Market Street, where crews found all residents outside and smoke coming from the eaves of a one-story residential home. Once inside, personnel found fire coming out of the …

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