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Judge denies dismissal of charges

St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman last week denied a defense motion to dismiss criminal sexual conduct charges against a former Centreville teacher. An attorney for Terry Miller, who is charged with criminal sexual conduct, argued Friday that a number of legal delays over the past two years have violated Miller’s right to an expeditious trial. Stutesman told the …

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Colon students selected for community service award

Students representing six Michigan high schools, including a team from Colon High School, have been selected as winners of the inaugural Community Service Awards. Sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Lake Trust Credit Union, the awards recognize students for their efforts to improve the lives of others in their communities. The “Yard Squad” is comprised of sophomores …

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Investigation into school threats continues

Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Rob Kuhlman issued a second media release regarding the cancellation of classes a second consecutive day Friday. Kuhlman said district administrators along with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating a potential threat of violence at the high school. The investigation came after a message was submitted on the “OK 2 Say” anonymous tip …

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Work begins on M-66 in Sturgis

The Michigan Department of Transportation starting today will be resurfacing 7 1/2 miles of M-66, from Lafayette Street in the city of Sturgis, to M-86 in Nottawa Township. MDOT officials said the $879,000 project includes pavement repairs, crack filling and chip sealing. Traffic will be subject to single-lane closure under flag control. The agency estimates the project will be completed …

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Woman arrested on drug charges

A 35-year-old Three Rivers woman was arrested last week on a drug-related offense. According to sheriff’s officials, members of the St. Joseph County Areas Narcotics unit were alerted May 8 to a woman distributing methamphetamine in the city of Three Rivers. SCAN investigators located the suspect’s vehicle on Banker Street in Florence Township. Troopers from Michigan State Police and deputies …

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Police investigate threat at Centreville High School

Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Rob Kuhlman issued a statement Thursday morning related to his decision to cancel classes Thursday and Friday. Kuhlman said the district Wednesday evening was notified by police that a message had been left on the “OK 2 Say” tip line concerning the threat of potential gun violence at the high school by two students. Police investigated the …

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