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Woman injured in crash

A 24-year-old Three Rivers woman was injured in a traffic accident Thursday morning around 4:45 a.m. The Cass County sheriff’s department said Nikkole Reyna was westbound on U.S. 12 when she reached for her cell phone. When she looked up, there was a truck in her lane approaching her, which caused her to swerve to miss the truck. Reyna lost …

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Body of 1 of 2 missing teens found in Lake Michigan

Authorities say they have recovered the body of one of two teenage Michigan boys who went missing while swimming in Lake Michigan. Television stations WZZM and WOOD say the body of 14-year-old Vincent Green was found Thursday afternoon in rocks along the pier where the Holland-area teens last were seen. The search for the body of 17-year-old Christopher Mimis was …

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K-9 assists in drug arrest

Two people were arrested Tuesday following a traffic stop made by Three Rivers Police with the help of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics (SCAN) team. A routine stop was made by police, who suspected some drug activity following contact with the driver. K-9 D’Jango was called in to assist and positively detected narcotics in the car. Police were able …

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Man arraigned in 3-year-old slaying of elderly neighbor

A 43-year-old southwestern Michigan man has been charged with murder in the slaying of his 88-year-old neighbor. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Todd Maneke was arraigned Tuesday. Alfred Minka was found dead in August 2013 on the floor of his apartment in Kalamazoo, south of Grand Rapids. He had been beaten in the head. Maneke was arrested Monday and has …

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Trial begins in 2015 murder case

The trial of Westly George, 30, of Three Rivers is now underway. George is charged with the 2015 shooting death of Eugene Jackson on the south side of Three Rivers. Jury selection and opening statements were made in County Circuit Court, there are seven men and seven women currently on the jury before two will be dropped. St. Joseph County …

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Police chase leads to arrest

A 47-year-old Bristol, Ind. man was arrested following a pursuit with Michigan State Police Saturday. Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Timothy Clair Barrett, which had a defective tail light, but the man refused to stop and fled. Eventually the chase ended on Lane 25, a private drive, where Barrett fled on foot into …

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