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Murder trial continues

The legal process of a Three Rivers man charged with open murder continued this week. The case against 35-year-old Paul Midling was bound to Circuit Court, where he is slated for arraignment. Midling’s court proceeding stems from a May 4 incident in Sturgis, whre he was found at-fault for causing a three-vehicle accident on South Centerville Road. He was charged …

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Two arrested on drug charges in Colon

A 55-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested this week on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop in the village of Colon. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect’s vehicle was stopped around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Blackstone Avenue near State Street. Deputies found the man to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and he was charged accordingly, …

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Sturgis approved request from fish supplier

Sturgis is expected to become a central, short-term warehousing hub for live fish from Minnesota to New York restaurants and suppliers. American Fish Hauling received approval for a special land-use request Wednesday from the Sturgis Planning Commission that will allow trucks, operating like mobile aquariums, to stop in the city to refresh the shipping water. According to Will Prichard, the …

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Police investigate hit and run

A hit-and-run incident over the weekend in Park Township is under investigation by state police. According to a state police media release, a vehicle was heading north on U.S. 131 before 7 a.m. Saturday when it left the roadway around M-216 and struck several small trees in a resident’s yard. Debris at the scene indicates the vehicle is a mid …

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Cass County crash injures one

Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials were called this week to a single-vehicle accident in Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 12:45 p.m. Monday to Silverhead Lake Road, near M-40. Investigators said 25-year-old Devin Neice, of Elkhart was eastbound on Shavehead Lake Road when he lost control of his vehicle. It went into a field and then …

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Glen Oaks establishes new Honor Society chapter

Glen Oaks Community College last week held its inaugural ceremony inducting 18 members into the newly established Delta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology. Epsilon Pi Tau is 81 years old and promotes excellence in academics, service, and research. As with all honor societies, EPT is dedicated to honoring high academic performance, …

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