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Freeze alert lifted

Lockport Township officials have announced the freeze alert previously set by the Lockport Township Water Board has been lifted. Its members also wish to note they will review the next quarterly billing for usage increases and apply credit as necessary in cases where residents followed the suggestion to leave a trickle of water running to prevent pipes from freezing.

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Venus Foundation wants to build shelter

The mother of a Colon-area murder victim is looking to open a domestic-violence shelter in Sturgis. Therese McComb, mother of Venus Stewart and founder of the Venus Foundation, is seeking property on which to locate the shelter. McComb said she is in search of a donation of land or funds to construct the shelter. McComb said the 50 percent of …

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Handgun stolen from restaurant

A handgun belonging to a Battle Creek man was stolen over the weekend from a Branch County restaurant. State police in Coldwater said the man left a .380-caliber pistol in a bathroom stall around 7 p.m. Saturday at Bill’s Steak House in Bronson. Within the hour, he realized the oversight and called the restaurant to report the situation. Employees did …

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Woman arrested following chase

State Police arrested an Indiana woman Sunday following a high-speed chase. The 34-year-old woman is accused of abducting her 5-year-old daughter during a supervised visit. Indiana authorities had contacted police in St. Joseph County after tracking the mother on her cellphone. A State Police trooper found the woman’s vehicle in Mottville Township and tried to arrest her, but she drove …

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Sheriff investigating B&E

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident in Sherman Township. Department officials said the suspects forced entry into a residence in the 24000 Block of Mintdale Road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. last Thursday. Several items were stolen, including jewelry, a safe, and a 32-inch LCD television. Meanwhile, officials with the state police said a …

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Arson charges sought for boy

The Sturgis Police Department is seeking charges for arson against a 16-year-old boy. The suspect confessed to setting fire to a house in the 100 block of East Congress Street on March 9. Sgt. Amanda Coney said a joint investigation buy Sturgis police, fire and the state fire marshal during and following the incident contributed to pinpointing the suspect. Coney …

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Hydrant flushing starts Sunday

Here’s a reminder from the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin its twice-a-year hydrant flushing Sunday night. Amy Roth, DPS director, said the flushing will start at 11 p.m. Sunday. She said crews expect flushing to continue Sunday through Thursday nights through the end of May. Each flushing will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. The …

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Three Rivers leaf pick-up

Due to November’s earlier-than-expected snowfall, the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will be picking up leaves April 21 only in the city’s Second District. DPS Director Amy Roth asked Second District residents have their leaves in the street by 7 a.m. on pick-up day. Crews will be completing one pass on every street. In addition, due to the late …

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Road work on South Nottawa Street

Brick reconstruction on South Nottawa Street between US-12 and Congress Street began Monday. The impacted section of South Nottawa Street will be closed to traffic. Vehicles are being detoured to South Maple Street. Homes and businesses in the impacted area, including city parking lots, will be accessible through the majority of the project. In addition to the South Maple detour, …

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Hydrant flushing to begin in TR

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin its twice-a-year hydrant flushing this upcoming weekend. Amy Roth, DPS director, said the flushing will start at 11 p.m. Sunday. She said crews expect flushing to continue Sunday through Thursday nights through the end of May. Each flushing will take place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. The work will begin …

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