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Road commission suggest checking mailboxes

The St. Joseph County Road Commission is encouraging residents to shake their mailboxes this month. Agency manager Chris Minger said a mailbox post over the years can rot or become wobbly. The annual shaking test is a solid way of determining whether a mailbox is secure and its post strong. The test is suggested to ensure mailboxes and posts are …

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Hile named Sturgis mayor

After five years, someone other than Ken Malone will serve as leader of Sturgis City Commission meetings. Robert Hile, 59, was named mayor after serving five years as vice-mayor under Malone. Hile said he and Malone had discussed a change in leadership a year ago. Meanwhile, Jon Good, at-large commissioner, was appointed vice mayor in a 6-3 vote over Mark …

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Tools, firearms stolen in Park Township

Automotive tools and antique firearms were taken from a residence in Park Township this week. State police said the breaking-and-entering incident occurred Monday in the 20000 block of M-60. The incident took place during a two-week period when the homeowners were out of town, according to authorities.

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Propane tank stolen in Flowerfield

A 300-gallon propane tank was stolen last weekend from a residence in Flowerfield Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the tank was taken between 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday from the front yard of a residence in the 10000 block of Floating Bridge Road. Authorities said the tank was white and had no additional markings.

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Missing person – Found

State police have cancelled the missing-persons alert for a 28-year-old Coldwater woman. A department media release issued Wednesday stated Ricquelle Allemon has been located.

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Woman arrested during domestic situation

A Burr Oak-area woman was arrested on a number of charges over the weekend after allegedly attempting to run over her boyfriend while a child was inside the vehicle. State police said troopers were dispatched around 5 p.m. Sunday to Maple Lane in Burr Oak Township regarding a domestic situation. Upon arrival, troopers saw the 31-year-old woman was attempting to …

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