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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured after a car pulled into its path last week in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said the incident occurred at 2:10 p.m. Friday at the intersection of M-51 and Peavine Street. Investigators said 34-year-old Troy Duis was driving his motorcycle south on M-51 when a vehicle driven by Alexis Chorba, 16, of Dowagiac, …

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Constantine accepts FOP labor contract

Members of the Constantine Village Council last week accepted a three-year contract with the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council. The contract, which becomes effective April 1, affects three full-time officers – Lt. Marc Donker, and officers Josh Wiard and Brian Fred – and three part-time officers, Holly Cerny, Jeff Schommer and Dalton Edwards. Village manager Mark Honeysett said …

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Potential plan for new park revealed

A boat launch, riverside boardwalk, scenic grounds suitable for weddings and a premier view of the Langley Covered Bridge are part of a potential plan included for St. Joseph County’s newest park. The final draft for the yet-unnamed park will be created by officials from St. Joseph-based Edgewater Resources, who led a public-input session Thursday at the county’s parks and …

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Pump work causes sewage spill

The Three Rivers Waste Water Treatment Plan reports that a sewage spill occurred around 9 a.m. Wednesday at a Constantine intermediate booster station. Plant director Doug Humbert said the incident stemmed from a contractor attempting to remove and replace a pump. During a pump cycle, Humbert said a valve opened and discharged raw sewage into the building. Most of the …

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Theft in Sherman Township

State Police said a Stihl brand backpack-style leaf blower was taken Between Monday and Thursday from a residence in the 24000 block of Butternut Drive in Sherman Township.

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Michigan State veterinarians save federal agent’s sick K-9

In this March 3, 2016 photo, Ike, a highly trained K-9 unit member of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, lies on the lap of Jeffrey Perryman, his partner, in the Lansing State Journal photo studio in Lansing, Mich., after recovering from life-saving surgery performed by MSU vets. (Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal via AP)

  An agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives credits Michigan State University veterinarians with saving his K-9 partner’s life in late January. Jeff Perryman of DeWitt rushed Ike, a 7-year-old German shepherd, to an after-hours clinic where he underwent surgery for a twisted stomach when he first became ill around Jan. 22 while the two …

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