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Fraudulent check leads to arrests

Two out-of-state residents were arrested last weekend after attempting to cash a fraudulent check at a Three Rivers business. Police were called Saturday to Triple Creek convenience store on South Main Street regarding a person from Ohio attempting to cash a suspicious-looking check. Officers eventually searched the suspect’s vehicle and found two handguns, money, multiple counterfeit checks and a large …

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Man arrested after threatening deputies

A Niles man was arrested last week on several charges following an incident during which he allegedly used a machete to threaten deputies. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Marty Ray Gipson, 44, was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and three counts of resisting police. Deputies were called at 1:15 a.m. Sept. 14 to a …

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Indiana man drowns in Clear Lake

A 55-year-old Lake County, Ind., man drowned last week in Fabius Township’s Clear Lake. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were alerted shortly before 4 p.m. Friday to a report of a person who had fallen out of a boat and struggled while in the water. Witnesses attempted to reach the man but failed, and efforts by …

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Several matters before city commission

The purchase of winter salt, cancellation and awarding of a sidewalk contract and a redevelopment agreement at a property at 815 N. Main St. highlight the agenda for this evening’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. Two other matters of new business and nine items under the consent agenda – including the establishment of trick-or-treat hours – also will be discussed …

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Man arrested on drug charges

A Colon man was arrested over the weekend after he was found to be in possession of drugs. Sheriff’s officials said a deputy noticed two males on bicycles Saturday on Lakeview Avenue near U.S. 12 in the city of Sturgis. The deputy attempted to stop the men and they headed in different directions. The two were eventually apprehended and one …

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Commissioners consider Mendon annexation request

Six agenda items, including consideration of an annexation request by the village of Mendon, will be fielded by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Other matters before the board include an intergovernmental transfer of funds with the Workforce Development Board, the annual child care fund plan and budget, and employment agreements with Ann Happel and Brian McDaniel …

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