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Man dies on Cass County farm

A Benton Harbor man died during a farm-related accident over the weekend in Cass County’s Silver Creek Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday to a location on Dixon Street. Deputies were told 69-year-old Roger Molter was parking a cherry picker in a barn for the winter, and while repositioning the equipment he ended …

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Fireworks lit on porch starts fire that burns Kalamazoo home

A home in western Michigan has burned after fireworks were lit on the porch. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that the blaze was reported Sunday morning in Kalamazoo and took several hours to put out. Kalamazoo Public Safety Lt. Rafael Diaz says the “porch had fireworks exploding all over the place … all kinds of colors. It was lit up like …

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COA director updates project

The task of converting the former Three Rivers Inn from a hotel to senior housing and Commission On Aging headquarters is progressing well. Tim Stoll, COA director, addressed county commissioners Tuesday with an update on the plan. Stoll said assessments regarding the building and its potential re-design are ongoing. Stoll said the COA is working on a community-wide meeting for …

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MDOT plans improvement open house

Michigan Department of Transportation officials are planning an open house next week to address proposed improvements of a major intersection. The state agency will stage an open house 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Brown Municipal Building in Coldwater to discuss its plans to repave and reconfigure the I-69 business loop in Coldwater. Officials from MDOT and the …

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Irrigation system damaged

An irrigation system was damaged last month in Burr Oak Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred in a field at U.S. 12 near Halfway Road. The owner of the system reported the incident Monday and said the damage was likely done on or around Sept. 25.

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Police catch person of interest in overdose death

Tips from the public helped police apprehend a 39-year-old man considered a person of interest in the heroin overdose death of a Three Rivers woman. Chief Tom Bringman said officers were called at 7:20 a.m. Monday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to a possible overdose. Police and fire personnel found an unresponsive woman at the residence …

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Search warrant leads to 6 arrests

Six people were arrested on drug-related offenses earlier this month in White Pigeon Township. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit responded Oct. 4 to the 71000 block of Lakeview Drive after receiving numerous citizen tips about suspected narcotics activity taking place at the residence. SCAN members obtained a search warrant, and were assisted by the St Joseph …

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4 wheeler stolen in Mottville

State police officials are investigating the theft of a four-wheeler from a location in Mottville Township. According to a department media release, troopers responded at 5 p.m. Saturday to the 10000 block of Water Street, where a 2011 Kawasaki Prairie 360 was taken between 3 p.m. Thursday and 4:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle is blue in color.

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Police investigate breaking-and-entering

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place in Park Township. The residential break-in occurred Thursday and was reported at 3:40 p.m. by a resident in the 54000 block of Buckhorn Road. Numerous handguns, long guns and electric guitars, including some autographed by musician Ted Nugent, were among the items stolen, according …

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One injured in Cass County crash

A pickup driven by a White Pigeon man was rear-ended in a two-vehicle accident in Cass County. According to a department media release, a pickup driven by 26-year-old Alan Harrington was heading east on M-60 when it slowed just east of M-40 in advance of making a turn. The truck was struck from behind by a car driven by Jessica …

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