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Lumber load spills onto M-66

M-66 in Sherman Township was closed for about two hours this week after a semi tractor-trailer lost its load of lumber. Sheriff’s department officials said 51-year-old Bryan Wolfe of Saginaw was driving south on M-66 around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, when he stopped to avoid a traffic backup near Hackman Road. His load of lumber broke free and crashed through the …

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Williams sentenced in shooting death

St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman has sentenced Maria Williams to a maximum of 35 years in prison for the 2014 shooting death of a 33-year-old Burr Oak-area man. Stutesman on Tuesday issued the sentence, stemming from a March 2014 case involving Williams and Dennis Brooks. Williams had been accused of shooting Brooks once in the head during …

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Deputies investigate thefts

St. Joseph County deputies responded to separate complaints earlier this month; one regarding larcenies from a number of vehicles in Lockport Township, the other involved the theft of two riding mowers in Park Township. On Dec. 11, investigators were called to the area of Timm Road and Lovers Lane after a number of residents reported their vehicles were entered overnight …

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Police investigate source of synthetic marijuana

State police are conducting an investigation after three Branch County residents recently overdosed on synthetic marijuana. According to a department media release, two incidents occurred Sunday in Ovid Township. One of the two men remains in critical condition at Borgess Hospital, the other was treated locally and released. Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man overdosed Monday in Batavia Township. After he was …

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Stolen items recovered

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a number of items recently stolen have been recovered by the Three Rivers Police Department. The items were taken from unlocked vehicles over a period dating from approximately Aug. 1 to Saturday. Anyone who was a victim can call the sheriff’s department and provide a description of what was stolen. If a report …

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Three arrested after trespassing

Three people were arrested last week after they were found trespassing in an unoccupied rental house in Lockport Township. State police said troopers were called around 4 p.m. Friday to the 57000 block of Oak Park Avenue to a report of a breaking and entering in progress. A 53-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man – all from …

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