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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A 28-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested for a number of offenses following a traffic violation early Monday near Mendon. Three Rivers police said the stop was initiated at Portage Avenue near Hoffman Street after a vehicle was observed traveling 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver failed to stop and was apprehended after his vehicle was involved …

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County teen birth rates down

Step Up St. Joseph County celebrated National Teen Pregnancy-Prevention Month by highlighting the county’s dramatic decrease in teen birth rates. According to Rebecca Burns, Health Officer for the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency and member of the Step Up St. Joseph County initiative, enormous progress in reducing teen pregnancy has been made. During 2014, 62 St. Joseph County teenage girls …

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Missing woman found dead

A 34-year-old Three Rivers woman reported missing since Sunday was found deceased Tuesday afternoon in Park Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the body of Kelli Anne Guthrie was found in the 19000 block of M-60, near the intersection of Mahnke Road. Preliminary findings indicate foul play is not suspected and there is no public-safety concern. She was …

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Minor injuries in Cass County crash

Cass County officials responded last weekend to Marcellus Township regarding a single-vehicle accident involving a Marcellus man. Sheriff’s officials said a vehicle driven by Jacob White, 22, was heading west on M-216 when he lost control near Knight Road. His vehicle went off the roadway and struck an embankment. The incident occurred at 4:20 a.m. Saturday. White suffered minor injuries …

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Several arrested during fight

Officers from the Three Rivers Police Department were called Friday evening to a report of a fight in progress in the 600 block of South Erie Street. Upon arrival, officers found seven people actively engaged in a physical confrontation. Additional people joined in the melee before officers were able to disperse the participants. Officers responded again to a fight, this …

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Firearms stolen in Park Township

State police are investigating the theft of two firearms from a residence last week in Park Township. According to a department media release, a residence in the 54000 block of Hutchinson Road was entered and a rifle and pellet gun were taken. The incident occurred during daylight hours May 25.

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