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White Pigeon man arrested for attempted kidnapping

State police arrested a White Pigeon man Tuesday morning after he allegedly attempted to kidnap his wife. Troopers were called at 10:45 a.m. to Indian Prairie Road and U.S. 131 in White Pigeon Township, where a witness saw the suspect chase the victim down the road and force her back into a vehicle. The witness followed the vehicle until it …

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Man arrested on multiple charges

A 24-year-old Battle Creek man wanted on felony warrants was arrested by Three Rivers Police last week. Officers were called in the early-morning hours Saturday after a complaint about a loud gathering outside Riverside Townhouses. Officers responded and noticed a number of people enter a particular apartment. While officers discussed the situation with the primary occupant, police recognized a man …

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Resolution approved to help law enforcement

Michigan’s House Appropriations Committee this week approved a resolution, enabling county sheriff’s deputies to continue patrolling roads in cities and villages that have lost municipal police officers because of economic challenges. Introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller, the resolution ensures cities and villages will have sufficient law enforcement presence in light of economic challenges that forced the municipalities to cut …

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County commission opposes senate bill

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners voted Tuesday to oppose the passage and enactment of a measure recently fielded by the State Senate. The target of the unanimous opposition was Bill 386, which centered on the process for collecting delinquent property taxes. It passed before the Senate – and included the endorsement of State Sen. John Proos – earlier this …

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Man charged following heroin overdose

Felony drug charges are pending against a 58-year-old man after he was revived from a heroin overdose last weekend in Three Rivers. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, officers were called Sunday night to the 200 block of South Andrews Street. They found a man unconscious and lying on the kitchen floor. Officers noted he was unresponsive …

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Two injured in crash

A 19-year-old Three Rivers man was involved in a single-vehicle accident late last week in Constantine Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called at 4 a.m. Friday to North River Road, near Nerman Road, regarding a rollover accident. Deputies said Dacoda Jacobs was ejected from the vehicle he was driving. A passenger, 19-year-old Nicholas Baldwin of Three Rivers, …

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Charges to be sought against a Sturgis couple

Sturgis police are expected to pursue charges against a Sturgis couple – already incarcerated in LaGrange County, Ind. – following the execution of a search warrant. According to a department media release, officers followed through on the warrant Wednesday in the 700 block of Market Street. A search of the residence revealed what authorities called a makeshift chop shop located …

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Police investigate stolen RV

A fifth-wheel travel trailer was stolen last week from a residence in Mottville Township, according to state police. Investigators were called Thursday morning to the 69000 block of U.S. 131, where a 2018 Riverstone Legacy trailer was stolen sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday. The travel trailer is tan and brown in color. Troopers said suspects also …

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Dual enrollment discussed in Lansing

State Rep. Aaron Miller was joined last week by two intermediate school district superintendents in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee in support of legislation to expand the scope of eligible institutions for post-secondary education for dual enrollment purposes. Miller said lawmakers’ commitment to high school dual enrollments should not be dictated by a state’s boundaries where it makes …

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Pedestrian killed by train in Marcellus

A 27-year-old Marcellus man died Thursday morning after he was struck by a freight train at a crossing in the village of Marcellus. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the crossing at the east end of town. Deputies arrived to find Logan Lamons deceased. According to witnesses, Lamons was walking on the …

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