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United Way seeks volunteers for event

The St. Joseph County United Way is appealing to the public, as it needs volunteers for an upcoming event in downtown Three Rivers. United Way executive director Kelly Hostetler said help is needed during the annual Holiday Cookie Walk, taking place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26. Hostetler said prospective volunteers will help at cookie stations in several downtown …

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No injuries in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a single-vehicle accident last week in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said a 22-year-old Marcellus man was driving southbound on South Snyder Street around 10 p.m. Friday in the village of Marcellus. The man failed to obey a stop sign at South Street and his vehicle crashed into a residence at the three-way …

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Police release name of man killed during Michigan break-in

Authorities have released the name of a man who tried to break into a northern Michigan home and was fatally shot by a homeowner. WSGW-AM and MLive.com report 21-year-old Jesse Odell of Oscoda was found dead by police Sunday night in Tawas City. State records say he was on probation in a drug case. Police say a 66-year-old man was …

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Suspended officer who displayed Confederate flag resigns

A Michigan police officer suspended after flying a Confederate flag from his pickup during a political rally has resigned. Traverse City Manager Marty Colburn said Michael Peters turned his resignation Monday evening. Colburn said Peters apologized to the community and “for the stain he put on the city” and on the city’s police department. Colburn said he believed Peter’s apology …

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More than 1.5M in Michigan to travel for Thanksgiving

AAA says it expects that more than 1.5 million people in Michigan will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday. The auto club says Tuesday it would be the most travelers since 2007 and a 2 percent increase from last year. Reasons cited include improvements in the economy during the second half of the year, including rising …

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Man arrested after chase

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested a Three Rivers man on several charges after he attempted to flee from authorities. A deputy working Wednesday for the village of Centreville attempted to stop a vehicle with a stolen plate. The suspect refused to stop his vehicle and drove through a number of parking lots, according to …

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