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County agrees to jail healthcare contract

An agreement for services between the St. Joseph County Jail and Covered Bridge Healthcare was approved this week. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday on the proposal after a thorough discussion with Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite at last week’s executive committee meeting. Details of the agreement include the employment of a physician to serve as the …

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Items stolen from vehicle

Various items were taken from a vehicle overnight earlier this week in Sherman Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident took place between Tuesday and Wednesday in the 22000 block of Banker Street. The vehicle was unlocked, according to authorities.

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Man injured in crash

A Decatur man was injured after he fell asleep at the wheel and was involved in a one-vehicle accident in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said 25-year-old Douglas McIntyre was driving north on Decatur Road at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when he fell asleep and his car went off the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree. McIntyre was treated …

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Commissioners approve finance plan for parks

A plan to finance the cost of major projects at three county parks was approved by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week. The resolution calls for a $1.4 million internal loan from the county’s Delinquent Tax Fund, with an annual interest rate of four-tenths of a percent. As a result, Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, …

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Sturgis teacher waived preliminary hearing

A Sturgis teacher accused of have a sexual relationship with a student waived his preliminary hearing in court last week. Keith Lang remains free after posting $150,000 bond. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough charged Lang with one count of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity, one count of using a computer to commit a crime, one count of …

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Woman injured in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to U.S. 131 near Eagley Road, where a car driven by 26-year-old Gina Huser left the roadway, struck several tress and flipped onto its top. The car was heading north …

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