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Woman charged with assault after stabbing

An 18-year-old Sturgis woman was charged with felonious assault after she allegedly stabbed a man multiple times earlier this week in White Pigeon Township. Sheriff’s officials said they were called at 9:20 p.m. Monday to the 11000 block of Riverside Drive in response to a domestic assault. Upon arrival, deputies found a 29-year-old man with a number of stab wounds …

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Out and About – Week of October 9th

With winter just around the corner, I thought it appropriate to share a conversation I had some years ago with a dog we had adopted. With all the dogs and cats needing adoption, I’ve found it more rewarding to visit an animal shelter than a pet store. I’ve also come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter whether a dog …

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Sturgis Hospital names associate of the quarter

Sturgis Hospital Associates named JoAnn Alleshouse, MSW, as the Associate of the Quarter for the 3rd Quarter 2017. Alleshouse has been an employee of Sturgis Hospital for over 21 years as a Social Worker in Home Health & Hospice. She was nominated by Barb Laws who says, “JoAnn has always been the “under the radar” department associate that provides a …

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Scarlett

They call me Scarlett.  I am about 4 years old.  I lost my way and was brought into Animal Control.  The Animal Control people think I am hound/terrier mix.  I have the softest fawn coat.  They say that I get along with other dogs. My docket number is BIS17-000274, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 …

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Two injured in Mendon crash

A Grand Rapids woman was cited for disobeying a stop sign after causing a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said the 22-year-old woman was driving west on Michigan Avenue when she failed to stop at the Nottawa Road intersection. Her vehicle struck a southbound pickup driven by a 31-year-old Vicksburg woman. The incident occurred at …

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Search warrant leads to arrest

A Park Township man was arrested on drug-related charges last weekend following the execution of a search warrant by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. Drug investigators said SCAN members carried out the search warrant Friday in the 52000 block of Boone Road in Park Township. Barry Hunter, 56, was charged with heroin- and methamphetamine-related charges, according to authorities.

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State police investigate car theft

State police investigators are seeking an 18-year-old man as a person of interest in the theft of a car last week from a Park Township location. According to a department media release, troopers responded to a business in the 18000 block of Moorepark Road after the disappearance of a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The silver, two-door vehicle was stolen between 8 …

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High Speed chase ends with arrest

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department assisted St. Joseph County law-enforcement officials with arresting a driver involved in a high-speed pursuit Thursday. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department deputies observed a vehicle at 10:50 p.m. driving 20 miles an hour over the speed limit near the intersection of M-60 and Youngs Prairie Road in Fabius Township. The vehicle fled and a pursuit …

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Traffic stop leads to arrest

A 30-year-old Three Rivers man was charged with weapons-related offenses after he was stopped for an equipment violation last week. According to Three Rivers police, the vehicle was pulled over Thursday on West Michigan Avenue at Erie Street. Officers noticed the man acting in a suspicious manner and asked him to exit the vehicle. The man gave officers consent to …

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Project Connect welcomes hundreds of attendees

It drew fewer people compared to 2016, but Friday’s Project Connect was deemed a success by its organizers. The 11th annual gathering took place at Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville, where about 500 people attended. Pastor Rod Detweiler said the event was promoted as a clearinghouse for people in need of aid, services and information related to just about any …

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