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Colon crash causes minor injuries

A 38-year-old Calhoun County man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Colon Township. Sheriff’s officials said Lawrence Riggio III, of Athens, was driving east on M-86 when he swerved his vehicle to avoid striking an animal in the path of his travel near Farrand Road. The vehicle proceeded about …

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Miller announces in-district gatherings

State Rep State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis invites his constituents to meet with him during in-district gatherings later this week. Miller emphasized the importance of accountability and availability to people, saying accessibility goes hand-in-hand with good representation. Miller will be available 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Vandalia Village Hall in Cass County, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

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4 wheeler stolen in Fabius Township

A Yamaha four-wheeler was stolen last week from a residence in Fabius Township. Sheriff’s investigators said the incident occurred between 10 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday behind a residence in the 14000 block of Drummond Road. Deputies said the suspects had removed a black, 2002 Yamaha 347-CC quad from the property. The vehicle was being restored and not operable in …

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Pedestrian injured in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon man was injured Tuesday morning in a car/pedestrian accident. County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of US-131 and US-12 shortly before 6am. The pedestrian was identified as 51-year-old Lonnie Bingaman. The car, driven by Matthew Thomas, 27, of White Pigeon, was westbound on US-12. The incident remains under investigation.

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Out and About – Week of March 20th

I consider myself to be one of the luckiest guys around. I’m retired, so I have plenty of time to do what I want, or what needs to be done, and if I don’t get things done today, there’s always tomorrow. I volunteer with several groups and try my best to be a good citizen and a nice guy. Most …

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GRIEF SUPPORT SYSTEM GROUP TO MEET AT THREE RIVERS HEALTH

Three Rivers Health Hospice is inviting you to join their care group for an eight-week grief support program called “Journey of the Heart.” This is an opportunity for those who are grieving the death of a loved one to come together and support one another. You can come to a safe space to share the stories of your loved ones, …

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One injured in Mendon crash

Alcohol is considered a factor in a single-vehicle accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. State police said 23-year-old Tylre Gaiser of Vicksburg was driving north on Silver Street at 1:50 a.m. Saturday when he failed to stop at Michigan Avenue. His vehicle crashed into a retaining wall and boulder at the north end of the three-way intersection, according to …

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Three Rivers man charged with sex crimes

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough has charged an 18-year-old Three Rivers man with 21 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to an affidavit from the prosecutor’s office, Alec Piper allegedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female child in his homes in Lockport and Fabius townships. The victim told St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies that initially Piper …

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Two arrested after traffic stop

A Three Rivers man was one of two people arrested last weekend on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Constantine Township. State police stopped a vehicle at 11:20 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 131 at Drummond Road after it was observed traveling 73 miles per hour. An authorized search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of several bags of …

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House approves transparency legislation

State Rep. Aaron Miller has commended his House colleagues for joining him in approving landmark legislation that opens state government to more public scrutiny. Miller said the 11 bills make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act. Miller …

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