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Deputies receive award

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has announced its deputies of the year. Road deputy Jody Hughes and corrections deputy Andy Steinbarger were recipients of the award, announced by Sheriff Brad Balk. For Hughes, the recognition marks the second consecutive year he has won the honor. Hughes said he was humbled and honored, especially since he expected the award to …

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Dog park in Sturgis?

Sturgis city commissioners last week said they want to study the potential development of a municipal dog park. Commissioners said they have received multiple inquiries from constituents about a dog park, and city manager Mike Hughes said that and development of recreation trails are among the community’s top priorities, after a recent review of the city’s master recreation plan. Commissioner …

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Herring sentenced in embezzlement case

The former executive administrator for the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce has been sentenced following a charge of embezzlement. Deb Herring, a 59-year-old Schoolcraft resident, was ordered to serve six months in jail, pay restitution of more than $25,000 and be on probation for five years following her release. Herring, whose crime occurred between 2007 and 2014, was sentenced …

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Two arrested on drug charges

Two Burr Oak-area residents were arrested Monday by state police on warrants for drug-related offenses. According to a department media release, John Morgan, 32, and Nickole Collins, 29, were being sought for possession of heroin and marijuana, and maintaining a drug house. Their last known address was a residence on Carpenterson Road. The location or circumstances of their arrest was …

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Sturgis chase leads to arrests

Sturgis police arrested two people following a foot chase over the weekend. Officers were called at 3:30 a.m. Saturday to the 1000 block of Cato Lane, where a 20-year-old man and 19-year-old woman were engaged in an argument. Upon arrival, police noticed the two ran from the scene. They were apprehended a short time later. The man was charged with …

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Shootings suspect said Uber app took him over

A police report says the man charged with killing six people and wounding two others in southwestern Michigan told investigators he was being controlled by an Uber app through his cellphone.  Authorities say he carried out the shootings in between driving for Uber. According to the report released Monday, Jason Dalton said “it feels like it is coming from the …

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