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Two arrested on drug charges in Colon

A 55-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested this week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Colon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect’s vehicle was stopped around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Blackstone Avenue near State Street. Deputies found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and he was charged accordingly, …

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Police investigate hit and run

A hit-and-run incident over the weekend in Park Township is under investigation by state police. According to a state police media release, a vehicle was heading north on U.S. 131 before 7 a.m. Saturday when it left the roadway around M-216 and struck several small trees in a resident’s yard. Debris at the scene indicates the vehicle is a mid …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials were called this week to a single-vehicle accident in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 12:45 p.m. Monday to Silverhead Lake Road, near M-40. Investigators said 25-year-old Devin Neice, of Elkhart was eastbound on Shavehead Lake Road when he lost control of his vehicle. It went into a field and then …

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COA looks at former hotel

The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging is eyeing a long-vacant hotel for not only its new headquarters, but senior housing as well. COA executive director Tim Stoll confirmed he is reviewing options and projected expenses related to converting Three Rivers Inn to suit the agency’s needs. Stoll, however, said the process is in its infancy and he plans to …

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Colon woman dies in crash

A 60-year-old Colon-area woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 4 p.m. Thursday on M-66 near Marvin Road in Colon Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies said all three vehicles were northbound on M-66, approaching a construction zone. The first and second vehicles were slowing when the middle vehicle was struck by the third vehicle, which had not slowed, …

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Mower stolen in Fabius Township

A John Deere riding mower and other items were stolen within the past week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s department investigators said deputies were called to the 10000 block of Hoffman Road this week. Sometime between May 11 and 14, suspects forced entry into the garage of a vacant residence and stole a riding mower, air-conditioning unit and …

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