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Constantine Police investigate school threat

Constantine Police Department officials are continuing their investigation into a threat of violence at Constantine Middle School. Chief Mark Honeysett said a 14-year-old girl was taken into custody after it was reported that a threat involving the use of a firearm was written in marker in a bathroom stall. A search warrant was secured and the student’s White Pigeon residence …

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Multiple injuries in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon resident was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in White Pigeon Township. State police troopers said the incident occurred at 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 12 and Crooked Creek Road. Investigators said a car driven by 23-year-old Anthony Rice of White Pigeon was stopped at the intersection and then proceeded northbound onto Crooked Creek …

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Sturgis Fest planning underway

Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce members, with support from Bob Pranga, offered a peek at what’s in the works for the 2018, week-long Sturgis Fest. For a second year, Pranga is helping with planning. “At the Movies” is this year’s theme for Sturgis Fest, said Cathi Abbs, executive director at the Chamber. Eric Saitz, third- generation owner of Strand Theatre …

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Charlie

Hi, just call me good time Charlie.  I love to be active,  I am about 5 months old, a male, tabby.  I will need my neuter surgery.  I love kids and grown people around me as I snuggle, and investigate. My docket number is BIO18-000074, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, …

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County will not pursue opioid lawsuit

St. Joseph County will not be included in a national lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids. During Tuesday’s meeting, a motion to approve outside counsel for opioid litigation failed after a 2-2 deadlock. Commissioner John Dobberteen was absent. The issue of a national opioid-addiction crisis has been well documented, and a number of municipalities and government entities have banded …

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Police chase ends in arrests

A Bronson woman and two Marcellus men were arrested after they were involved in a high-speed pursuit starting in St. Joseph County and ending in Indiana last week. Authorities said a car driven by 30-year-old Rachel Hicks was being pursued around 8:30 p.m. Friday by Michigan State Police, Three Rivers, and White Pigeon agencies. Hicks entered Indiana and a LaGrange …

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Mendon principal interviews for Quincy superintendent job

A Mendon Community Schools administrator was interviewed Tuesday as one of three candidates for the job of superintendent of Quincy Community Schools. Marc Kramer, Mendon High School principal, was the first of the three candidates interviewed. The other candidates are James Baker, assistant superintendent for Battle Creek Lakeview Public Schools, and Monte Moffett, assistant superintendent of schools in Chesterton, Ind. …

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Centreville will not move forward on medical marijuana ordinance

Members of the Centreville Village Council agreed this week to not move forward with a medical-marijuana ordinance. The council had worked on the ordinance since May 2017, but over the past few months, multiple residents attended meetings and urged the council to vote against the idea. Village president Keith Shears and trustees Jeff Johnson, Steve Quake, Harlie Sherman and Dick …

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Portage woman charged in mother’s overdose death

A Portage woman has been charged in her 87-year-old mother’s overdose death. Susan Kubicek was arraigned Tuesday for a second-degree murder charge in the May 5 death of her mother, Dorothy Allen. Kubicek had been caring for her ailing mother months before she died, said Steve Salik, Kubicek’s brother. Salik said their mother needed 24-hour care after having her thyroid …

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Some families seeking money after 30 dogs die in kennel fire

Some dog owners are seeking compensation after 30 pets were killed during a spring break fire at a western Michigan kennel. Jennifer Nunez tells WOOD-TV that her family is heartbroken over the death of Harley, a Newfoundland that cost more than $1,200. A daughter goes to bed with Harley’s bandana. A GoFundMe account has raised nearly $900 for victims. Janet Rehfus, owner …

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