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Theft investigated near Sturgis

State police troopers are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred last week in Sturgis Township. According to a department media release, troopers were called to the 69000 block of Hazel Street, where the victim told authorities the incident occurred in the early morning hours Dec. 19. The victim said a Bluetooth speaker, a fitness watch and cash were among the …

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Civility in St. Joseph County

In a county-wide effort to encourage a more welcoming community in which to live and work, chambers of commerce in Three Rivers and Sturgis joined in 2017 to create and promote the “St. Joseph County Statement on Civility.” The statement is a document that organizations, boards of directors and committees can adopt to facilitate respectful communications and allow their meetings …

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County commission looks forward to 2018

The opening of a new Commission On Aging headquarters with senior housing tops the county’s highlights in 2018, according to its board chairman. Commission chair Allen Balog said there’s plenty of good to look forward to in 2018, but personally he is most excited about a plan by COA director Tim Stoll to convert the former Three Rivers Inn into …

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Cass County accident sends woman to hospital

A Cassopolis woman was injured in a one-vehicle, rollover accident last week in Cass County’s Jefferson Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1 p.m. Dec. 24 to Dailey Road, south of Jefferson Center Street. Behnke said Nicole Miller, 23, was driving south on Dailey Road when she lost control of the vehicle she was driving. Her car went …

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Citizen compliment county commission

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners was on the receiving end of compliments for its commitment to its parks and recreation department. During the “Citizens Comments” portion of the Dec. 19 county commission meeting, a half dozen people approached the podium and complimented the board for a job well done in 2017. The praise came in contrast to the …

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Two injured in snowmobile accident

Two people were injured in a snowmobiling accident Wednesday night in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke’s office reported the incident happened after 8 p.m. on M-217 north of Wayne Street. Eric Black, 42, of Union, was reportedly northbound in a field east of M-217 when he lost control of his snowmobile, which resulted in him being thrown off and caused …

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Police investigate Sturgis theft

The Michigan State Police are continuing to investigate a breaking and entering that occurred in Sturgis Township last week. Troopers said the incident happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 19 in the 69000 block of Hazel St. Taken from the home were a JBL Bluetooth speaker, a Fitbit brand fitness watch that was still in the box it …

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Injuries in Cass County crash

The Cass County sheriff’s department responded to a two-vehicle accident Christmas Eve that sent three people to the hospital, including a 10-month-old baby. Authorities said Rayvon Collins, 28, of Niles, was traveling westbound on U.S. 12 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line, hitting Vanessa Vela, 24, of Elkhart, head-on. Three people were taken to …

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Police say child badly mauled by pit bull at Kalamazoo home

Police in Kalamazoo say prosecutors will decide whether anyone will face criminal charges over a pit bull attack that badly injured a child. Emergency crews were called to a home early Saturday after the attack on the child. Police say the child had been dropped off at the house to be watched by a family friend, whose dog mauled the …

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Indiana boy, 13, fatally shot during attempted home invasion

Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion in northern Indiana. The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office says officers responding to reports of gunfire late Tuesday found the teenager at an apartment complex in Mishawka suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities on Wednesday identified the boy as Tyshawn Taylor and said he was …

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