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Fishing license check leads to arrest on drug charges

A routine check for a fishing license led to the arrest last week of a Vicksburg man charged with drug-related offenses. State police said Bruce Lovell, 52, Vicksburg, was fishing the St. Joseph River around 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Sturgis Dam in Lockport Township, when he was asked by a conservation officer for proof of a fishing license. Lovell …

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Man arrested after crash and foot chase

A 24-year-old man from Three Rivers was arrested over the weekend following a two-vehicle accident in Mottville Township. State police said they were dispatched at 12:40 a.m. Saturday to Vistula Road near U.S. 12, where a 57-year-old White Pigeon man suffered minor injuries. The other driver fled the scene and abandoned his car. He was found walking along the road …

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Preliminary exam scheduled for Furlong

Felony charges against a 65-year-old man charged with criminal restraint of a White Pigeon girl was set for preliminary examination last week in St. Joseph County District Court. A judge will hear preliminary testimony Oct. 6 to determine if there is enough evidence to bind the case to circuit court for trial for Daniel Furlong on allegations that he attempted …

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Inmate apprehended after walking away from work detail

Cass County Sheriff Joe M. Underwood said an inmate who walked away from a work detail Saturday evening at the Cass County Jail, has been apprehended in the city of Three Rivers. Jason Matthew Graham, 20, was taken into custody without incident in the vicinity of Third Street and Broadway Sunday evening. Underwood said Graham is considered a low-risk inmate …

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More than 300 animals removed from farm

Authorities say more than 300 animals found living in unsanitary conditions with no food and little water were seized from a southern Michigan farm. Goats, sheep, alpacas, chickens, ducks, miniature horses, rabbits, potbelly pigs and guinea pigs were removed this month by Calhoun County authorities after a passing motorist reported seeing several apparently sick sheep at the Burlington-area farm. Animal …

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Two people injured in 2 car crash

Two people suffered injuries following a two-car collision Tuesday on M-66 in Sherman Township. State police said 63-year-old John Parks of Sturgis was driving east on Wait Road at 4:45 p.m. when he failed to stop at the intersection of M-66. Parks’ vehicle struck a northbound car driven by Toni Swope, 57, also of Sturgis. Neither person suffered life-threatening injuries …

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