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Man charged with killing 6 in Michigan to face trial

A man charged with killing six strangers in between picking up riders for Uber will go to trial, a Michigan judge said Friday after listening to a dozen witnesses, including a survivor of the random shootings who said it’s his face she sees in her sleep each night. Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder. He’s accused of …

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Mountain bike course planned for Meyer Broadway Park

A team of mountain-bike enthusiasts has agreed to help develop a 10-mile route at Meyer Broadway Park in Fabius Township. Parks and recreation director Jaymes MacDonald told members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday he made contact last fall with Augusta-based Southwest Chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association about the concept. After a site visit with …

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Burr Oak begins outsourcing police

Burr Oak’s plan to outsource its police protection was completed Tuesday, when members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with the village. Less than a week after village officials staged a special meeting to dissolve its department and accept the sheriff’s department proposal, the issue was put in motion with the county commission’s endorsement. The …

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Miller announces in district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced the date, times and locations of in-district office hours. Miller will be on hand Monday to meet with constituents 6:30 to 8 a.m. at Dawn and Phil’s Café in Colon, and 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market in Centreville. Miller said listening to the concerns and ideas of people in the district …

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Color Run to benefit adoption fund

A St. Joseph County United Way fundraiser takes place this weekend at Colon High School. The third annual 5K Color Fun Run will be staged to benefit the Five Star Pizza Adoption Fund. Registration is $35 per person and the race begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. The run is an all-ages event and concludes at Legend Dairy. Registration can be …

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TR High School Golf

The Three Rivers golf team completed the Wolverine conference season with a strong showing in the conference tournament hosted by Dowagiac at Hampshire CC. The team shot a season best team total of 356 in the 18-hole tournament. good for 8th place on the day and T8 for the season. The final totals were as follows: School                         Season Otsego 313                        …

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Charges to be dropped in controversial sexual abuse case

A Battle Creek-area prosecutor is dropping charges after the Michigan Supreme Court said a woman convicted of sexual abuse is entitled to a new trial. Lorinda Swain, who served nearly eight years in prison, says the results are “unbelievable.” Calhoun County prosecutor David Gilbert says the investigator has died and the alleged victim has recanted the allegations from the 1990s. …

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Benjamin

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Hi! My name is Benjamin and I am a male tri-color beagle mix. I’m about 4-5 years old and have already been neutered. My fur is a little longer than most beagles and almost a little curly around the neck. I am a little shy at first when I meet you but I warm up very quickly and like to …

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No data breach after laptop stolen

Southern Michigan Bank and Trust officials said it has not detected a data breach following an incident during which a laptop containing client information was stolen. Bank chairman John Castle said the laptop was stolen from an employee’s vehicle April 10. It is password protected and an internal investigation has found the computer has not been accessed. Its contents include …

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Commission to help with cemetery project

St. Joseph County officials have agreed to provide financial assistance to help with a project at a local cemetery. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, administrator Pat Yoder said the county was asked by the Sturgis chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to provide $2,200, to match like financial commitments offered by Nottawa Township and the village of Centreville. …

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