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Ex-Western Michigan player says home invasion not his idea

A former Western Michigan University football player facing armed robbery and home invasion charges has testified the crime was his co-defendant’s idea. Nineteen-year-old Ronald George of Pittsburgh testified Tuesday in Kalamazoo County District Court in a preliminary examination for 18-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio. The two were due to play for the Broncos last fall, but were dismissed from …

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Two drug arrests in Three Rivers

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses last week in Three Rivers. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, a vehicle containing three people was stopped Friday at the intersection of South Main and Mechanic streets. The vehicle was involved in an ongoing drug investigation in Three Rivers, according to authorities. K9 Django was summoned and confirmed the …

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Special prosecutor to be requested

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough is expected to disqualify himself today from trying a former Centreville teacher charged with 107 counts of allegedly touching three female students inappropriately. McDonough, during a conference Friday, requested another delay in the trial of Terry Miller, 47, of Centreville. Miller’s trial had been scheduled to begin next week before St. Joseph County Circuit …

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Fire under investigation

State police are investigating what is being called a suspicious fire stemming from an incident last month in Fawn River Township. Coated copper wire was found to be burning at 7 a.m. Jan. 25 in a forested area on private property in the area of Freedom and Carls roads, according to a department media release.

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Legislature and governor would be subject to added scrutiny

State Rep. Aaron Miller last week joined his colleagues in support of bipartisan legislation that gives people access to public records and makes state government more accountable to the public. Miller took part in a Capitol news conference as an 11-bill package was unveiled. The package will subject the governor and lieutenant governor to provisions of the Freedom of Information …

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Another win for SJC United Way!

The St. Joseph County United Way set a new record for its annual collection campaign. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said $887,526 was raised during the Centreville-based agency’s 12-month effort that concluded Tuesday. The total surpassed the year’s goal of $875,000 and continues a several-years trend of the local United Way surpassing its annual goal. The campaign’s top donor was Morgan …

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