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Two arrested after fight

Two people were arrested early Sunday morning in Sturgis in connection with a large fight. The incident happened after 3:00 a.m. where a 28-year-old female and 26- year-old male were in a verbal altercation. Sturgis police said the male pulled a knife on the female and slashed at her, but the female was able to stop the knife with her …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

A 54-year-old Centreville man sustained several injuries as a result of a crash in his pickup truck Saturday night. The Michigan State Police said John Kay III was driving his truck on Covered Bridge Road near Leland Road when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a large stump, which caused the truck to vault into the air and land …

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Man arrested after setting home on fire

One person was arrested early Saturday morning after intentionally setting blaze to a home in Sherman Township. The incident happened in the 27000 block of Oak Drive located on Omena Lake. The 45-year-old man told police he intentionally set the home on fire after having a dispute with a fellow family member. The suspect was medically evaluated and then placed …

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Unemployment up over previous month

The July unemployment rate in St. Joseph County rose by eight-tenths of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 4.7 percent July unemployment rate was higher than June’s 3.9 percent. July’s unemployment rate, however, was 1.2 percent less than the same month a …

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Latest river cleanup a success

The Aug. 20 river cleanup of the Portage River was called a success by event organizers. The St. Joseph County Conservation District’s fifth of six cleanups scheduled this summer took place in Mendon Township from the Portage Lake public access to Parkville Road in Park Township. Volunteer and conservation district board member John Nelson said 18 people took part in …

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Three Rivers begins hydrant flushing

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin its biannual hydrant flushing this week. Three Rivers Water Department Superintendent Mark Glessner said the task will start at 11 o’clock tonight. He expects the flushing to continue through September. The flushing will take place Sundays thru Thursdays from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Due to many variables, Glessner said, the …

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