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Biosolids foam-over contained

A biosolids foam-over event from the Autoheated Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion system Wednesday morning was contained within the newly constructed containment area at the Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to James Baker, plant superintendent. The containment area was constructed to serve as a final protective barrier to prevent biosolids foam from entering Lincoln Street and the city’s storm-sewer system. The …

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Two arrested for meth

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit Wednesday executed a search warrant on a suspected methamphetamine production lab in the 100 block of South Erie Street in Three Rivers. The warrant was the culmination of an ongoing investigation that started with citizen tips, according to sheriff’s department officials. Investigators found numerous components for manufacturing as well as paraphernalia for use …

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Provide the best service possible

A state administrative judge has sided with about half of 30 people with disabilities who said their services were illegally cut by the Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County. The clients, who were represented by Farmington Hills-based attorney Patricia Dudek, said 25 percent, across-the-board cuts by the Centreville-based agency in January were unfairly and illegally …

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No-contact advisory cancelled

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has cancelled its no-contact advisory for the St. Joseph River between the sanitary river crossing at Broadway Street in Three Rivers to the Constantine Dam in Constantine. The department last week issued a no-contact health advisory due to a sewage discharge. As the situation was finally under control later in the week, water-quality samples …

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Sheriff investigating home invasion

Officers from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a home invasion that occurred last week in Park Township. Investigators said access was gained Thursday to a residence in the 54000 block of Wilbur Road through an unlocked door. Prescription medications, coins and a large amount of jewelry were stolen from the residence.

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Farm items stolen

A variety of farm items were stolen last week from a Fabius Township location. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday investigated the theft of items from the 11600 block of M-60. The victim told police the items were likely stolen either Wednesday or Thursday last week. Among the items taken: a Kohler mower with a 60 inch deck, …

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