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$1 million bond set at arraignment

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough offered praise to investigators involved in the arrest last week of Three Rivers shooting suspect Westley George. McDonough stated in a media release that the situation “was difficult (but) handled professionally and without incident.” McDonough also expressed his condolences and prayers to the family and friends of victim Eugene Jackson. The 24-year-old Jackson died …

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Injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were alerted around 10 p.m. Saturday to a pickup that had lost control, left the roadway and overturned along M-60 in the vicinity of Marlene Drive. Investigators said the pickup was apparently racing another vehicle …

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Three Rivers Police seek K-9 officer replacement

The Three Rivers Area Foundation has joined forces with the Three Rivers Police Department to replace a K-9 officer. In June, Three Rivers lost its K-9, Hondo, to cancer. Hondo had been on duty for five years. Matt Stark, who was Hondo’s partner, said the foundation contacted the department about joining with the police department to gain funds to replace …

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Two arrested after counterfeit bills used at businesses

An 18-year-old woman and 31-year-old man have been arrested after a counterfeit $100 bill was used to pay for a milkshake at a western Michigan restaurant. The Kalamazoo Gazette and Battle Creek Enquirer report Sunday that police later found fake bills were passed Saturday at three other businesses in Battle Creek. Police say the woman took the change from the …

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Names released – Fatal shooting in TR

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has released the names of the two men involved in a fatal shooting Thursday evening in Three Rivers. McDonough said Westley George, 28, of Three Rivers faces a number of charges after fatally shooting Eugene Jackson, 24. The incident, McDonough said, is believed to be the result of a dispute between the two, and …

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No criminal charges after videos posted showing man speeding

A prosecutor says a southwestern Michigan man won’t face reckless driving charges after police say he posted videos online of himself driving up to 160 mph on an area highway. TV station WWMT aired videos of the man driving on US-131 that were posted on a Facebook page. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting says in a statement there are no witnesses …

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