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Local youth drowns in St. Joe River

A 16-year-old Three Rivers youth drowned in the St. Joseph River Wednesday afternoon. The victim was identified as Marco Chapman. Authorities were called to the area of Thomas and King Streets around 1:30pm. Chapman reportedly attempted to swim across the St. Joseph River with friends, and the current swept him under, according to witnesses. Chapman’s body was recovered following a …

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Man injured in Cass County swimming accident

An Illinois man was injured this week following a diving accident at Diamond Lake. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to a location in Calvin Township. Upon arrival, deputies learned 26-year-old Richard Younglove was at a family gathering and hit his head on the bottom of the lake after diving into the water. A …

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Man arrested after fleeing scene

Sturgis Police K-9 Tucky was involved in apprehending a man who was wanted on outstanding warrants. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called around 1 a.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Nottawa Street in response to an assault and a man brandishing a firearm. Officers were given a description of the man and shortly thereafter, encountered …

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Deputies respond to situation with suicidal man

Cass County sheriff’s deputies were called last week in response to a situation involving a suicidal subject. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the agency was alerted around 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the 69000 block of Hazel Road in the community of Union. Deputies were told a 28-year-old man from Union was involved in an argument with his spouse and subsequently took a …

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Short agenda before County Commission

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners appears to be in store for a short meeting this evening. The only item of new business is the potential appointment of Theodore Brown as deputy medical examiner. Other items on the agenda include board nominations and appointments to Commission on Aging, Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the county Planning Commission, Workforce Development …

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Marcellus man injured by tractor

A Marcellus Township man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital after he was run over by a tractor last week. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 1 p.m. Saturday to the 16000 block of East Street in response to a private-property accident. They learned that 80-year-old Dale Stratton had been working on his property with …

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