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Firearm malfunctions, injures man

A 33-year-old Constantine man suffered injuries as the result of a firearm malfunction last week. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s office said the man was shooting target practice at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the 53000 block of Olney Road in Leonidas Township. A malfunction resulted in injury to his right hand and a wound to his chest. He was treated …

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Man arrested for domestic violence

A 41-year-old man from Niles was arrested last week, following an incident of aggravated domestic violence in Florence Township. State police said the man was involved in an incident with a 47-year-old Three Rivers woman at a residence on Constantine Road. The suspect had fled the scene prior to police arrival, but was located a short distance away. The man, …

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Deadline for mandatory health insurance

With the March 31 deadline for mandatory health insurance approaching, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is offering answers to questions people may have about the matter. Steve Todd, health officer for the tri-county health department, said the agency has nine staff members who have met the Medicare/Medicaid training requirements. As certified application counselors, the nine staff members are available …

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Man treated after crash

A Three Rivers man was injured Monday after his vehicle struck the back of a county snow-plow truck in Mottville Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 50-year-old Ronie Thurmand was southbound on M-103 when whiteout conditions caused him to not see the plow truck slow near State Line Road. The collision, which occurred at 3:20 p.m., caused severe …

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Sheriff offers thanks

St. Joseph County Sheriff Brad Balk offered his thanks to citizens adhering to the snow emergency Tuesday, as road commission members were able to clear key roads in the area. As a result, the travel advisory was lifted at noon Tuesday, four hours earlier than its original expiration. Balk said the emergency is declared in situations when road crews need …

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Clinic moving to new location

The Three Rivers Health Family Care Clinic in White Pigeon is moving to a building its staff members hope will better accommodate the health needs of the community. The new location, a building that used to house Village Pharmacy, on the east side of White Pigeon, is undergoing renovations to feature eight examining rooms, a lab with a draw station, …

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