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Girl dies in dog attack

Authorities say a dog attacked and killed a 4 1/2-year-old girl and injured the child’s mother at a home on West Fish Lake Road. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department says the family had recently gotten the Doberman or Doberman mix before Sunday afternoon’s attack in Sherman Township. The girl’s mother tried to protect her and was hospitalized with injuries …

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County Commission grants ballfield extension

The city of Sturgis last week was given an extension related to its work on a ballfield complex. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to the extension after city manager Mike Hughes explained an unforeseen delay: the city received just two bids on its original plan and both were in excess of the city’s budgeted …

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Man arrested on drug charges

A Benton Harbor man was arrested last week on drug-related offenses in the city of Three Rivers. Police were called Thursday to the Walmart parking lot in response to a complaint about a suspicious vehicle. Officers located the car and noticed the driver was inhaling air dusters. Officers attempted to interview but he was too impaired to talk rationally, according …

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Woman arrested on warrant, attacked officer

A 36-year-old Three Rivers woman was arrested last week on a warrant, but additional charges were leveled after she physically attacked an officer. According to a department media release, the woman was taken into custody Tuesday at the South Main Street Shell gas station on a warrant for fraud. Officers said the woman was wanted for passing counterfeit currency. About …

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Animal Control officer resigns

St. Joseph County Animal Control Officer Josh Shook announced he is resigning to take advantage of an employment opportunity elsewhere. During Wednesday’s meeting of the Animal Control Advisory Board, Shook said he was presented an opportunity that would put his family in a stronger place financially. Shook said it wasn’t a decision he made easily. Shook, who joined the department …

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White Pigeon village president attended final meeting

An icon in White Pigeon municipal government took part in his final village council meeting Wednesday. Dan Czajkowski was honored earlier in the evening for his 30 years as a village council member. He served the past 14 years as village president. With a two-year term to the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners already secured and beginning in January, …

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