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Trains sounding their warning horns once again in South Bend

Freight trains that once irritated South Bend residents with warning horns are disturbing their peace once again after years of relative silence. Locomotives began sounding their horns last weekend along a stretch of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad on the northern Indiana city’s east side. Joseph Araman tells the South Bend Tribune that passing locomotives are now beeping their horns …

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Police investigate breaking-and-entering

A breaking-and-entering incident at a Constantine Township residence was investigated this week. State police said troopers were called around 10 p.m. Wednesday to the 11000 block of North River Road. The victim told authorities the break-in occurred between 1 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Items taken include a plastic tote and a clam ice shanty. Authorities have not stated …

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White Pigeon looks to raise funds for sidewalk project

Members of the White Pigeon Collaborative Team, a group of community volunteers looking to improve the village, is pursuing a bingo night as a fundraiser toward development of a sidewalk. The proposed sidewalk would extend from the village limit to an area near U.S. 131. During the group’s monthly meeting last week, members agreed such an event would require at …

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Victims Services receives donation

Century Bank and Trust employees recently presented a check for more than $1,900 to Victim Services of St. Joseph County. The funds were raised during the second quarter of the year by employees who paid to wear jeans on Fridays. The effort was undertaken by Century Bank and Trust employees in Three Rivers, Nottawa and Sturgis. The Victim Service Unit …

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Plea deal withdrawn in Lang case

A plea agreement between a former Sturgis teacher and the St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office was withdrawn Tuesday in St. Joseph County District Court. Keith Andrew Lang was set to enter a no contest/guilty plea to one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. However, District Court Judge Jeff Middleton said he couldn’t agree to portions of the deal. As …

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Trailer stolen in Leonidas

A Leonidas Township resident reported the theft of a trailer. State police were called Wednesday morning to the 5200 block of Fulton Road, where the victim said the 5-by-8-foot trailer featured a black steel frame, aluminum fender, and plywood covering the sides and bottom.

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