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Police arrest man for drunken driving

Three Rivers Police this week arrested a man for third-offense drunken driving. According to a department media release, the 61-year-old suspect was stopped Tuesday on West Michigan Avenue after he was observed by an officer who knew the man’s driver’s license was revoked. The officer discovered the man to be under the influence. The suspect, whose identity was not stated …

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Dive team searches for possible jumpers

Sheriff’s department dive/rescue members last week conducted a search in Nottawa Township following a report of two girls who may have jumped from a bridge on Findley Road and failed to resurface. The department was notified around 8:30 p.m. Sunday that a witness was mowing his yard nearby and noticed the two girls climb onto the bridge. The witness looked …

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Illinois fugitive captured during traffic stop

A fugitive wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections was captured this week by Three Rivers Police. While on duty Tuesday on West Michigan Avenue, a Three Rivers officer saw a man driving a sport-style motorcycle that matched the description of one reported stolen. A traffic stop was made near the Three Rivers Fire Department and the man, whose name …

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County Commission – District 2

Mendon resident Kathy Pangle pulled off the upset of the night Tuesday in defeating incumbent Don Eaton to District 2 of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Tuesday’s primary election pitted Eaton, a six-year board member, against Pangle and Mendon resident Chad Behrends. Pangle’s 660 votes represented 60 percent of the votes cast in the five-township district that is …

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Bicyclist struck in hit-and-run

A 57-year-old Three Rivers man required medical care after the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident last week in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man was bicycling south on the shoulder of U.S. 131 around 4 a.m. Friday when his bike was struck near the intersection of Garber Road. The driver of …

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Three teens arrested in connection with bank holdup

Three western Michigan teenagers have been charged in connection with a bank robbery in Van Buren County. Two girls — ages 16 and 17 — and a 15-year-old boy were arraigned Friday. Police say bank tellers saw what appeared to be a weapon covered by clothing during Thursday’s holdup in Bloomingdale, southwest of Grand Rapids. Investigators were able to get …

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