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Woman crashes into police car

A 54-year-old woman was arrested after the vehicle she was driving struck a state police patrol car. The incident occurred at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday in the Wendy’s parking lot in Three Rivers. State police said a trooper was driving through the parking lot when the vehicle was struck by a Chevy Malibu driven by a Mendon woman. The suspect was …

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Man arrested in TR

Three Rivers police arrested a man suspected of firing a gun within city limits last week. According to a department media release, officers were called Thursday to the 200 block of River Drive in response to reports of shots fired. Officers found a man exiting the back of a building in the vicinity from where the shots were heard. He …

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County commission agrees to Veterans’ Hunt

A program that allowed veterans to hunt on county-owned property a year ago will return next week. Members of the St. Joseph County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to once again support an event simply called Veterans’ Hunt 2016. Believed to be the first of its kind locally, Veterans’ Hunt will allow disabled veterans the opportunity to participate in a …

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Boil water notice for White Pigeon

The village of White Pigeon has issued a boil-water notice due to coliform bacteria detected in the municipality’s water system. Village officials said the advisory went into effect around 4 p.m. Wednesday after four of eight samples being tested as a routine procedure yielded the positive result. Coliform is typically an indication that there could be a problem with the …

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Tree trimmer dies on job

A Fabius Township resident died this week following an accident involving a tree he was trimming. WWMT reported Ron Phillips, a 49-year-old Corey Lake resident, died Monday while on the job in Schoolcraft Township. Phillips, owner of Phillips Tree Service, reportedly was working in the 1600 block of Waters Edge Drive, where a limb broke from a tree and hit …

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River cleanup program a success

Organizers behind an effort benefitting St. Joseph County waterways have called the sixth year of the cleanup program a success. The St. Joseph County Conservation District and a team of volunteers completed the final event of the year Monday, when a stretch of the Portage River from North Fisher Lake Road to Carpenter Road was cleared. Carolyn Grace, director of …

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