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County commission approves union agreements

A month after supporting a tentative agreement, St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners made official its agreements with nine county unions. Commissioners approved the three-year proposals, which had already been ratified by the respective unions. In all, the nine unions represent more than 100 employees; nearly two-thirds of whom work for the sheriff’s department. County administrator Teresa Doehring noted that …

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New engine for TR Fire Department

The Three Rivers Fire Department last week unveiled the newest addition to its vehicle fleet. The Spartan 180 fire engine cost $435,000 and has the capacity to pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute, according to chief Carl Holcomb. He added that the truck can carry 750 gallons of water through its onboard tank. With the latest vehicle delivered, the …

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Trooper suffers minor injuries after Indiana toll road crash

A state trooper has been injured after his marked patrol car crashed along the Indiana Toll Road in St. Joseph County near South Bend. State police say Master Trooper Bradley Kaizer was released Wednesday from a hospital after receiving treatment for cuts and abrasions. Kaizer was attempting to catch up to another vehicle for a traffic violation about 8 a.m. …

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One injured in LaGrange County crash

Indiana authorities said a Three Rivers man was at fault in a two-vehicle accident in LaGrange County last week. Sheriff’s officials were called the evening of Dec. 17 to County Road 700 South, where 27-year-old Christopher Kilgore was driving a farm truck. Kilgore told investigators his foot slipped off the truck’s gas pedal and wedged under the brake pedal. As …

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Man’s body found after report of vehicle striking deer

Authorities have identified a 24-year-old western Michigan man killed in what was believed to be a crash involving a deer. The Allegan County sheriff’s office says Monday that the body of Roky Vasquez-Vasquez was found about 8:50 a.m. Friday on the shoulder of U.S. 131 near Wayland, south of Grand Rapids. About three hours earlier, a motorist reported striking a …

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Colon police investigate incident

Colon Police Chief Mark Brinkert said a student walking to school last week was approached by a stranger. The incident occurred at 7:20 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Dallas and East State streets, where the student was walking to school. Brinkert said a dark-green vehicle – possibly a Mini Cooper – with tinted windows stopped and the driver said …

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Felonious assault in Sturgis

A Sturgis woman was arrested last week after she was involved in a domestic disturbance. Police were called shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of West South Street, where the 46-year-old woman was taken into custody after officers concluded she assaulted her live-in boyfriend. She was charged with felonious assault, according to authorities.

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Bank holdup in Bronson

A lone man held up the Bronson branch of PNC bank last week. The incident occurred about 10 a.m. Friday, according to Bronson Deputy Chief Brad McConn. The man walked into the West Chicago Street bank, went to a teller and said he had a gun, but did not show one. He demanded money and exited with an undisclosed amount …

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Fire damages vacant home

Fire damaged a vacant home in the 16000 block of Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township late Wednesday night. Early Saturday morning, firefighters and St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies were called to the same home for a fire on a deck at the rear of the home. Sheriff deputies called the fire arson. A Michigan State Police fire investigator …

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Feds OK Medicaid work requirements for Michigan

The Trump administration has approved Michigan’s plan to require able-bodied adults in the Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements. The waiver was authorized Friday. The federal government has now approved work requirements in seven states, with others pending. Starting in 2020, adults age 18 to 62 in Michigan will have to show workforce engagement averaging 80 hours …

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