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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Three Rivers police last weekend arrested an Indiana man on a drug-related charge. According to a department media release, a vehicle was stopped Sunday near the intersection of South Constantine and Millard streets for a traffic violation. The officer who initiated the stop noticed suspicious behavior by one of the three occupants inside the vehicle. Upon further investigation, a 30-year-old …

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Millage renewal resolution before White Pigeon School Board

Members of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education this evening are expected to approve a resolution seeking renewal of a sinking-fund millage in May. Superintendent Jon Keyer said board members will decide what to include in the May 2 vote, when they plan to seek approval of a five-year, 3-mill, sinking-fund-renewal request. Keyer said based on feedback provided …

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Firearms stolen in Mendon

A number of firearms were reported stolen from a pole barn in Mendon Township earlier this week. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies said the incident occurred at some point during the night between Sunday and Monday in the 27000 block of Michigan Avenue. Investigators said access was gained through windows that were pried open. Numerous long guns and other …

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Homeless count takes place today

St. Joseph County’s annual “Point-in-Time” count will take place 6-8 p.m. today. The St Joseph County Housing Task Force will conduct a count of homeless and unsheltered individuals on the streets and in shelters. Volunteers will seek people who are homeless, living in cars, or dwelling at retail establishments, laundromats, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, and other areas commonly known …

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Out and About – Week of January 23rd

Now that we are well into 2017, it’s time to go through the file cabinet and get rid of those papers that we really don’t need anymore. It’s also time to get your paperwork in order so that you’re prepared for your meeting with your tax preparer. Many of you will take care of preparing your own returns, but I …

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Man arrested after fleeing police in stolen car

A Kalamazoo County man was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and several other offenses following a traffic stop in Park Township over the weekend. Sheriff’s deputies said a pursuit started around 2 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 131 near Flowerfield Road. Central Dispatch received a call from a motorist about a SUV traveling southbound on U.S. 131 at …

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Two arrested in Cass County

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses after a search warrant was executed Monday at a residence in Cass County’s Mason Township. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team responded to the 19000 block of Stateline Road in response to suspicions of drug activity related to the manufacture and use of methamphetamine. Once inside the residence, detectives located drug paraphernalia for …

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County commissioners agree to contract renewal

Despite some reservations, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week agreed to renew an antenna-lease contract with the city of Sturgis. The pact will cost the county $7,350 in all over the life of the seven-year deal for maintenance plus an additional $1 annually for the space. Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg said the antenna supports radio-communication for …

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New city commissioner named

Three Rivers City Commission members will welcome a new commissioner aboard the seven-person panel next week. Norm Stutesman was chosen Tuesday to replace Diane Clay as representative of the city’s Third District. Clay had to vacate the seat due to her move to another area of the community. Stutesman, 72, was chosen even though no applications for the position were …

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Central dispatch millage pulled from commission agenda

A possible millage sought later this year by the county’s E-911 Central Dispatch agency is off the table. Central Dispatch Director Dennis Brandenburg broached the subject during the commission’s Jan. 11 executive committee meeting. The proposed millage, which would have appeared before voters in May, would have sought up to four-tenths of a mill. It would have generated up to …

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