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Centreville girls found

State police said two Centreville-area girls reported missing Monday morning were found around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Det./Sgt. Todd Petersen said 13-year-old Kasandra Walter and 12-year-old Elle Schuring were reported missing around 6 a.m. Monday from their residence in the 61000 block of Klinger Lake Road. They were last seen at their home about five hours earlier. Details about where and …

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State police being deployed

Michigan State Police staff members are being deployed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional response-coordination center in Philadelphia to provide support as a liaison between state and federal agencies related to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence. The deployment is occurring as a result of a request made for out-of-state support through the National Emergency Management Agency. The MSP …

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Firearms stolen in Calhoun County

State police are investigating the theft of firearms from locations last week in Calhoun County’s Marshall Township. Troopers responded at 4 p.m. Sept. 4 to the 1400 block of Michigan Avenue, where a number of breaking-and-entering incidents occurred between 9 p.m. Sept. 3 and 3 p.m. Sept. 4.

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TR Chamber plans dinner event

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations for the annual “Treasures of St. Joseph County” event. This year’s attraction will be a murder-mystery dinner starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Covered Bridge Farm, north of Centreville. The $70-per-person event includes dinner, drinks and a role in the murder mystery “Behind the Eight Ball,” set in the …

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Out and About – Week of September 10th

Seventeen years ago today, the United States was attacked in New York City, Washington, DC. and Pennsylvania. The nation was drawn closer together that day than it had been in years. American flags were displayed everywhere. Things have changed over the years. There seems to be less respect for our flag. Those displaying this lack of respect are the ones …

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Sturgis restaurant damaged by fire

Fire damaged a Sturgis eatery over the weekend. Sturgis Fire personnel were called at 2:30 a.m. Sunday to Culver’s, at 830 S. Centerville Road, after a report of smoke in the building. Upon arrival, firefighters found the building full of smoke from an unknown origin. Crews eventually found a clothes dryer burning in the rear of the restaurant. The fire …

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Search warrant leads to arrests

Four people were arrested in Sturgis over the weekend and charged with drug-related offenses. According to a sheriff’s department media release, deputies were joined by state police Saturday at a location in the 800 block of Gateway Court. A search warrant was conducted and authorities found a large quantity of narcotics, as well as further evidence suggesting the distribution of …

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Multiple arrests following noise complaint

A noise complaint early Sunday led to the arrest of four people in Sturgis. Officers responded at 2 a.m. to the 200 block of Susan Avenue in response to a complaint of a loud congregation of people outside a residence. Several people fled on foot as officers arrived. Two people, an 18-year-old Sturgis man and a 20-year-old woman from Howe, …

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Three arrested in Branch County after traffic stop

State police arrested three people on a weapons charge after the vehicle they were in was stopped after it was clocked traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-69 in Branch County. The incident started around 2 a.m. Sunday when a trooper on stationary patrol observed a car being driven southbound at 115 miles per hour. It was …

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Health Care Leaders Must Drive Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released its annual report on drug overdose deaths in America, and it’s bad news for Michigan. According to the report, the Great Lakes State experienced an 8 percent rise in overdose-related deaths last year. Overdoses in the state claim more than seven lives a day, far outpacing the number of suicides, traffic fatalities …

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